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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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Social Life and Political Life in the Era of Digital Media Higher Diversities

Social Life and Political Life in the Era of Digital Media: Higher Diversities

1st Edition

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 ...

Toward a Hermeneutic Theory of Social Practices Between Existential Analytic and Social Theory

Toward a Hermeneutic Theory of Social Practices: Between Existential Analytic and Social Theory

1st Edition

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 ...

Gramsci’s Critique of Civil Society Towards a New Concept of Hegemony

Gramsci’s Critique of Civil Society: Towards a New Concept of Hegemony

1st Edition

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 ...

Panarchy Political Theories of Non-Territorial States

Panarchy: Political Theories of Non-Territorial States

1st Edition

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...

Community as the Material Basis of Citizenship The Unfinished Story of American Democracy

Community as the Material Basis of Citizenship: The Unfinished Story of American Democracy

1st Edition

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 ...

Distributive Justice Debates in Political and Social Thought Perspectives on Finding a Fair Share

Distributive Justice Debates in Political and Social Thought: Perspectives on Finding a Fair Share

1st Edition

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 ...

Re-Grounding Cosmopolitanism Towards a Post-Foundational Cosmopolitanism

Re-Grounding Cosmopolitanism: Towards a Post-Foundational Cosmopolitanism

1st Edition

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 ...

Marxism, Religion and Ideology Themes from David McLellan

Marxism, Religion and Ideology: Themes from David McLellan

1st Edition

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 ...

The Cultural Contradictions of Anti-Capitalism The Liberal Spirit and the Making of Western Radicalism

The Cultural Contradictions of Anti-Capitalism: The Liberal Spirit and the Making of Western Radicalism

1st Edition

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 ...

The Property-Owning Democracy Freedom and Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century

The Property-Owning Democracy: Freedom and Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century

1st Edition

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 ...

Hannah Arendt and the Limits of Total Domination The Holocaust, Plurality, and Resistance

Hannah Arendt and the Limits of Total Domination: The Holocaust, Plurality, and Resistance

1st Edition

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 ...

Authenticity, Autonomy and Multiculturalism

Authenticity, Autonomy and Multiculturalism

1st Edition

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 ...

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