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Theme of the Month: Political Philosophy

Debates about the scope and limits of human freedom, the nature of international justice, the role of the state and the relationship between politics and ethics remain at the forefront of teaching and research in political philosophy. Many of these new topics are reflected in recent publications on the Routledge Philosophy books list and we are delighted to showcase the list of titles below. 

Two new books introduce and assess global justice. Global Justice: The Basics is an ideal short introduction to this fast-growing subject, whilst What is this thing called global justice? offers a more comprehensive grounding, ideal for a first or second level course. The Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism is a major overview and survey of this important and controversial subject, with an outstanding roster of contributors and examines both the theory and practice of libertarianism. Finally, those seeking a clear introduction to political philosophy should look no further than Social and Political Philosophy, 2nd edition by John Christman, which includes new chapters on transnational justice and race and political identity.

We hope you enjoy the collection!

New and Noteworthy

  • Social and Political Philosophy

    A Contemporary Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By John Christman

    This accessible book is invaluable to anyone coming to social and political philosophy for the first time. It provides a broad survey of key social and political questions in modern society, as well as clear discussions of the philosophical issues central to those questions and to political thought…

    Paperback – 2017-10-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • The Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism

    Edited by Jason Brennan, Bas van der Vossen, David Schmidtz

    Libertarians often bill their theory as an alternative to both the traditional Left and Right. The Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism helps readers fully examine this alternative without preaching it to them, exploring the contours of libertarian (sometimes also called classical liberal) thinking…

    Hardback – 2017-08-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • Unequivocal Justice

    By Christopher Freiman

    Unequivocal Justice challenges the prevailing view within political philosophy that broadly free market regimes are inconsistent with the basic principles of liberal egalitarian justice. Freiman argues that the liberal egalitarian rejection of free market regimes rests on a crucial methodological…

    Hardback – 2017-06-23
    Routledge
    Political Philosophy for the Real World

  • Ethics in Politics

    The Rights and Obligations of Individual Political Agents

    Edited by Emily Crookston, David Killoren, Jonathan Trerise

    Within the field of political philosophy, the role of states, governments, and institutions has dominated research. This has led to a dearth of literature that examines what individuals—e.g., voters, lobbyists, and politicians—ought (or ought not) to do. Ethics in Politics: The Rights and…

    Hardback – 2017-01-24
    Routledge

  • What is this thing called Global Justice?

    By Kok-Chor Tan

    What is this thing called Global Justice? explores the core topics covered on the increasingly popular undergraduate modules on global justice including: world poverty economic inequality nationalism human rights humanitarian intervention immigration global democracy and governance…

    Paperback – 2017-01-20
    Routledge
    What is this thing called?

  • Global Justice: The Basics

    By Huw L. Williams, Carl Death

    Global Justice: The Basics is a straightforward and engaging introduction to the theoretical study and practice of global justice. It examines the key political themes and philosophical debates at the heart of the subject, providing a clear outline of the field and exploring: the history of its…

    Paperback – 2016-12-19
    Routledge
    The Basics