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.
Toward a Hermeneutic Theory of Social Practices Between Existential Analytic and Social Theory
Community as the Material Basis of Citizenship The Unfinished Story of American Democracy
Distributive Justice Debates in Political and Social Thought Perspectives on Finding a Fair Share
The Cultural Contradictions of Anti-Capitalism The Liberal Spirit and the Making of Western Radicalism
Hannah Arendt and the Limits of Total Domination The Holocaust, Plurality, and Resistance
Authenticity, Autonomy and Multiculturalism
By David Toews
February 23, 2018
Digital technology has vastly broadened and complexiﬁed social life, levelling opportunities for communication and producing a new awareness of the importance of diversity of social relations, as well as of life on the planet. This book explores the ways in which social media, by encouraging human ...
By Dimitri Ginev
January 29, 2018
Recent methodological debates have shown that practice theory can either be developed by combining and slightly extending established theoretical concepts of inter-subjectivity, social normativity, collective behavior, interaction between agents and environment, habits, learning, collective ...
By Marco Fonseca
January 24, 2018
Antonio Gramsci was an Italian Marxist thinker whose radical ideas on how to build an alternative world from below remain vigorously relevant today. Gramsci’s philosophy of praxis critically dissects the institutions of modern liberal democracy to reveal what is perhaps its deepest secret: it is ...
Edited By Aviezer Tucker, Gian Piero de Bellis
November 28, 2017
Panarchy is a normative political meta-theory that advocates non-territorial states founded on actual social contracts that are explicitly negotiated and signed between states and their prospective citizens. The explicit social contract, or a constitution, sets the terms under which a state may use...
Edited By Rodolfo Rosales
November 07, 2017
Community as the Material Basis of Citizenship addresses community as the site of participation, production, and rights of citizens and brings to bear a profound critique of a collective process that has historically excluded working class communities and communities of color from any real ...
Edited By Camilla Boisen, Matthew C. Murray
October 26, 2017
Who has what and why in our societies is a pressing issue that has prompted explanation and exposition by philosophers, politicians and jurists for as long as societies and intellectuals have existed. It is a primary issue for a society to tackle this and these answers have been diverse. This ...
Edited By Tamara Caraus, Elena Paris
October 26, 2017
Leading experts and rising stars in the field explore whether cosmopolitanism becomes impossible in the theoretical framework that assumed the absence of a final ground. The questions that the volume addresses refer exactly to the foundational predicament that characterizes cosmopolitanism: How is ...
Edited By David Bates, Iain MacKenzie, Sean Sayers
October 23, 2017
As austerity measures are put into place the world over and global restructuring is acknowledged by all as an attempt to bolster the economic system that lead to the crash, there is a great need to come to grips with the economic, political and philosophical legacy of Marx. Of particular interest ...
By Daniel Fletcher
September 22, 2017
Does contemporary anti-capitalism tend towards, as Slavoj Žižek believes, nihilism, or does it tend towards, as Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri believe, true egalitarian freedom? Within The Cultural Contradictions of Anti-Capitalism, Fletcher presents an answer that manages to tend towards both ...
By Gavin Kerr
June 15, 2017
The ideas of ‘predistribution’ and the property-owning democracy have recently emerged as the central features of the progressive social liberal response to the problems of poverty, unemployment, economic insecurity, burgeoning socio-economic inequality, and economic instability, none of which the ...
By Michal Aharony
April 27, 2017
Responding to the increasingly influential role of Hannah Arendt’s political philosophy in recent years, Hannah Arendt and the Limits of Total Domination: The Holocaust, Plurality, and Resistance, critically engages with Arendt’s understanding of totalitarianism. According to Arendt, the main goal ...
Edited By Geoffrey Brahm Levey
March 14, 2017
The concept of "authenticity" enters multicultural politics in three distinct but interrelated senses: as an ideal of individual and group identity that commands recognition by others; as a condition of individuals’ autonomy that bestows legitimacy on their values, beliefs and preferences as being ...