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  • Why It's OK to Want to Be Rich

    1st Edition

    By Jason Brennan

    Finger-wagging moralizers say the love of money is the root of all evil. They assume that making a lot of money requires exploiting others, and that the best way to wash off the resulting stain is to give a lot of it away. In Why It’s OK to Want to Be Rich, Jason Brennan shows that the moralizers…

    Paperback – 2020-05-15 
    Routledge
    Why It's OK

  • America's Suburban Centers

    The Land Use-Transportation Link, 1st Edition

    By Robert Cervero

    Originally published in 1989, America’s Suburban Centers looks at how America’s suburban workplaces are being increasingly designed for automobiles rather than people. The emergence of sprawling office complexes devoid of housing, shops and other facilities is giving rise to regional congestion…

    Paperback – 2020-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Urban Planning

  • Urbanization and Urban Planning in Capitalist Society

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Dear, Allen J. Scott

    Originally published in 1981, Urbanization and Urban Planning in Capitalist Society, is a comprehensive collection of papers addressing urban crises. Through a synthesis of current discussions around various critical approaches to the urban question, the book defines a general theory of…

    Paperback – 2020-03-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Urban Planning

  • Urban Planning in a Capitalist Society

    1st Edition

    By Gwyneth Kirk

    Originally published in 1980, Urban Planning in a Capitalist Society addresses land use planning as both a technical and a political activity, involving the distribution of scarce resources – land and capital. The book reviews and assesses the strengths and weaknesses of several theoretical…

    Paperback – 2020-03-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Urban Planning

  • Neighborhood Jobs, Race, and Skills

    Urban Employment and Commuting, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Immergluck

    Originally published in 1998, Neighbourhood Jobs, Race, and Skills argues that race is a powerful and persistent barrier to employment. Analysing existing literature, this book outlines how racial discrimination in hiring against African Americans appears to remain a contributor to high…

    Paperback – 2020-03-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Urban Planning

  • Living under Post-Democracy

    Citizenship in Fleetingly Democratic Times, 1st Edition

    By Caleb R. Miller

    When money equates to power and the system is rigged in favor of wealthy elites, why do we still pretend we are living in a democracy? In Living under Post-Democracy, Caleb R. Miller challenges us to admit what we already know: that most of us are effectively powerless over the political decisions…

    Paperback – 2020-03-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory

  • Theories of Distributive Justice

    Who Gets What and Why, 1st Edition

    By Jeppe von Platz

    How should we design our economic systems? Should we tax the rich at a higher rate than the poor? Should we have a minimum wage? Should the state provide healthcare for all? These and many related questions are the subject of distributive justice, and different theories of distributive justice…

    Paperback – 2020-03-10 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: The Greatest Happiness Principle (1986)

    An Examination of Utilitarianism, 1st Edition

    By Lanny O. Ebenstein

    First published in 1991, The Greatest Happiness Principle traces the history of the theory of utility, starting with the Bible, and running through Plato, Aristotle, and Epicurus. It goes on to discuss the utilitarian theories of Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill in detail, commenting on the…

    Paperback – 2020-02-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Empathy

    1st Edition

    By Heidi Maibom

    Empathy is one of the most talked about and widely studied concepts of recent years. Some argue it can help create a more just society, improve medical care and even avert global catastrophe. Others object that it is morally problematic. Who is right? And what is empathy anyway? Is it a way of…

    Paperback – 2020-02-21 
    Routledge
    New Problems of Philosophy

  • A Guide to Field Philosophy

    Case Studies and Practical Strategies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Evelyn Brister, Robert Frodeman

    Philosophers increasingly engage in practical work with other disciplines and the world at large. This volume draws together the lessons learned from this work—including philosophers’ contributions to scientific research projects, consultations on matters of policy, and expertise provided to…

    Paperback – 2020-02-21 
    Routledge

  • Power, Impartiality and Justice

    1st Edition

    By Peter G. Woolcock

    First published in 1998, this volume argues that two conditions need to be met for any agreement between people with conflicting desires to count as an unforced one, namely, that the parties argue as if they had equal power and that their antipathy to being coerced exceeds their desire to coerce…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Self-Seeking and the Pursuit of Justice

    1st Edition

    By David P. Levine

    First published in 1997, this volume delves into the most influential theories of economic justice, which ground themselves in utilitarian or related contractarian ideas about the self. These ideas take self-interest to be transparent and unproblematic. Favoured assumptions about the self also make…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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