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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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Temporal Regimes Materiality, Politics, Technology

Temporal Regimes: Materiality, Politics, Technology

1st Edition

By Felipe Torres
September 06, 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 ...

Max Weber's Sociology of Civilizations: A Reconstruction

Max Weber's Sociology of Civilizations: A Reconstruction

1st Edition

By Stephen Kalberg
July 30, 2021

This volume examines civilizations through the broad lens articulated by the works of Max Weber. In focusing upon his comparative-historical mode of analysis and his causal explanations for the sources, contours, and trajectories of civilizations, this study reconstructs Weber’s sociology in a ...

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...

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...

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 ...

Consciousness and the Neoliberal Subject A Theory of Ideology via Marcuse, Jameson and Žižek

Consciousness and the Neoliberal Subject: A Theory of Ideology via Marcuse, Jameson and Žižek

1st Edition

By Jon Bailes
April 28, 2020

Consciousness and the Neoliberal Subject outlines a theory of ideological function and a range of ideological positions according to which individuals rationalise and accept socio-economic conditions in advanced consumer capitalist societies. Through a critical examination of the social and ...

Human Flourishing, Liberal Theory, and the Arts A Liberalism of Flourishing

Human Flourishing, Liberal Theory, and the Arts: A Liberalism of Flourishing

1st Edition

By Menachem Mautner
April 28, 2020

This book claims that in addition to autonomy, liberal tradition recognizes human flourishing as an ideal of the good life. There are two versions of the liberalism of flourishing: for one the good life consists in the ability of an individual to develop her intellectual and moral capabilities, and...

Genealogies of Emotions, Intimacies, and Desire Theories of Changes in Emotional Regimes from Medieval Society to Late Modernity

Genealogies of Emotions, Intimacies, and Desire: Theories of Changes in Emotional Regimes from Medieval Society to Late Modernity

1st Edition

By Ann Brooks
December 20, 2019

Genealogies of Emotions, Intimacies and Desire excavates epistemologies which attempt to explain changes in emotional regimes from medieval society to late modernity. Key in this debate is the concept of intimacy. The book shows that different historical periods are characterized by emotional ...

Progressive Violence Theorizing the War on Terror

Progressive Violence: Theorizing the War on Terror

1st Edition

By Michael Blain, Angeline Kearns-Blain
October 17, 2019

This book examines the role of collective violence in the achievement of solidarity, shedding light on the difficulty faced by sociology in theorizing violence and warfare as a result of the discipline’s tendency to idealize society in an attempt to legitimize the idea of progressive social change....

Ethical Politics and Modern Society T. H. Green’s Practical Philosophy and Modern China

Ethical Politics and Modern Society: T. H. Green’s Practical Philosophy and Modern China

1st Edition

By James Jia-Hau Liu
September 25, 2019

Ethical Politics and Modern Society introduces and critically examines British idealist philosopher, Thomas Hill Green, his practical philosophy, and its reception in China between the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth century. As a response to the modernity issue in Great Britain, ...

The Lived Experiences of Muslims in Europe Recognition, Power and Intersubjective Dilemmas

The Lived Experiences of Muslims in Europe: Recognition, Power and Intersubjective Dilemmas

1st Edition

By Des Delaney
September 19, 2019

This book unearths new knowledge and challenges existing paradigms in relation to the integration of minority communities. It comprehensively reflects upon the complexity of recognition experiences and integration challenges faced by Muslim individuals and groups in Europe. By focusing on ...

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