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Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought


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This series explores core issues in political philosophy and social theory. Addressing theoretical subjects of both historical and contemporary relevance, the series has broad appeal across the social sciences. Contributions include new studies of major thinkers, key debates and critical concepts.

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The Early Austrian School of Economics Money, Value, Capital

The Early Austrian School of Economics: Money, Value, Capital

1st Edition

By Christopher Adair-Toteff
April 03, 2022

This book explores the thought of the three ‘founding’ members of the Austrian School of economics: Carl Menger, Friedrich von Wieser, and Eugen Böhm-Bawerk, considering the overlapping and specialization of their work on money, value, and capital. Offering an incisive overview of the work of three...

Max Weber and the Path from Political Economy to Economic Sociology

Max Weber and the Path from Political Economy to Economic Sociology

1st Edition

By Christopher Adair-Toteff
November 02, 2021

This book examines the largely-neglected shift in Max Weber’s work from political economy to economic sociology. Considering the importance of his recognition—made during his research on the Protestant Ethic—of the reciprocal influences that exist between economics and society and the role of this ...

Temporal Regimes Materiality, Politics, Technology

Temporal Regimes: Materiality, Politics, Technology

1st Edition

By Felipe Torres
September 05, 2021

Temporal Regimes provides a theoretical framework for understanding the temporal structures of society; a conceptually rich, empirically nuanced and culturally embodied account of temporal phenomena in contemporary world. What does it imply temporal regimes? How the everyday life as well as the ...

Citizenship in a Globalised World

Citizenship in a Globalised World

1st Edition

By Christine Hobden
June 11, 2021

What does it mean to be a citizen of a democracy today? This book challenges us to re- evaluate and ultimately reorient our state- based conception of democratic citizenship in order to meaningfully account for the context in which it is lived: a globalised, deeply interconnected, and deeply unjust...

Functionalist Construction Work in Social Science The Lost Heritage

Functionalist Construction Work in Social Science: The Lost Heritage

1st Edition

By Peter Sohlberg
March 31, 2021

An understanding of the complex consequences of social processes and social design activities necessitates a holistic systemic perspective, systematised in the classic structural-functional research tradition, which is presented in Functionalist Construction Work in Social Science. In contrast to ...

Nationalism, Inequality and England’s Political Predicament

Nationalism, Inequality and England’s Political Predicament

1st Edition

By Charles Leddy-Owen
March 31, 2021

Based on fine-grained ethnographic research in an English city, this book offers a highly original perspective on England’s contemporary political predicament. It argues that some of the most influential academic accounts of the country's current political situation, particularly those focusing on ...

Critical Rationalism and the Theory of Society Critical Rationalism and the Open Society Volume 1

Critical Rationalism and the Theory of Society: Critical Rationalism and the Open Society Volume 1

1st Edition

By Masoud Mohammadi Alamuti
March 09, 2021

Investigating Karl Popper’s philosophy of critical rationalism, Critical Rationalism and the Theory of Society, Volume 1, explores a non-justificationist conception of critical reason and its fundamental outcomes for the theory of society. Through a set of fundamental contributions to epistemology...

Accumulating Capital Today Contemporary Strategies of Profit and Dispossessive Policies

Accumulating Capital Today: Contemporary Strategies of Profit and Dispossessive Policies

1st Edition

Edited By Marlène Benquet, Théo Bourgeron
December 31, 2020

This book explores the renewal of forms of capital accumulation and the institutions that shape it. It focuses on three main sources of accumulation: the extraction of profit through labor and the commodification of nature, financial speculation and the ways in which profit is converted into wealth...

The Fascist Temptation Creating a Political Community of Experience

The Fascist Temptation: Creating a Political Community of Experience

1st Edition

By David Ohana
December 31, 2020

This book posits a new theory of fascism as a radical political community of experience. The author engages with a range of thinkers both critical of and inspiring fascism including Walter Benjamin, Albert Camus, Ernst Jünger, Carl Schmitt, Friedrich Nietzsche and Martin Heidegger. This ...

Hegel and Contemporary Practical Philosophy Beyond Kantian Constructivism

Hegel and Contemporary Practical Philosophy: Beyond Kantian Constructivism

1st Edition

Edited By James Gledhill, Sebastian Stein
December 18, 2020

While Kantian constructivism has become one of the most influential and systematic schools of thought in analytic moral and political philosophy, Hegelian approaches to practical normativity hold out the promise of building upon Kantian insights into individual self-determination while avoiding ...

Political Correctness: A Sociocultural Black Hole

Political Correctness: A Sociocultural Black Hole

1st Edition

By Thomas Tsakalakis
October 16, 2020

This book explores the nature of political correctness as but one of the faces of today’s widespread sociocultural hypocrisy; it is a critique of a phenomenon that constitutes a threat to the Enlightenment hope that humanity might one day achieve maturity. The author identifies political ...

Stupidity in Politics Its Unavoidability and Potential

Stupidity in Politics: Its Unavoidability and Potential

1st Edition

By Nobutaka Otobe
October 12, 2020

Stupidity permeates our perception and practice of politics. We frequently accuse politicians, bureaucrats, journalists, voters, "elites," and "the masses" for their stupidities. In fact, it is not only "populist politicians," "sensational journalism," and "uneducated voters" who are accused of ...

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