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  • Occupying Subjectivity

    Being and Becoming Radical in the 21st Century

    Edited by Chris Rossdale

    This book explores a variety of forms of radical political subjectivity. It takes its cue from the 2011 uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa, the Occupy Movement and the European Anti-Austerity Movement, alongside the wider opposition to authoritarian and neoliberal forms of governance…

    Hardback – 2016-01-16 
    Rethinking Globalizations

  • Democratic Decision-making in the EU

    Technocracy in Disguise?

    By Anne Elizabeth Stie

    This book examines the democratic legitimacy of the European Union (EU) and evaluates the democratic credentials of the EU’s main decision-making procedure. It finds that though there is potential for democratic decision-making in the EU, the actual process is dominated by technocrats and secret…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 
    Routledge Studies on Democratising Europe

  • The Transition to Democracy in Hungary

    Árpád Göncz and the Post-Communist Hungarian Presidency

    By Dae Soon Kim

    Unlike in other countries of Eastern Europe where the opposition to communism came in the form of single mass movements led by charismatic leaders such as Václav Havel and Lech Walesa, in Hungary the opposition was very fragmented, brought together and made effective only by the authoritative,…

    Paperback – 2015-12-28 
    BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

  • Performing Citizenship

    Social Movements across the Globe

    Edited by Inbal Ofer, Tamar Groves

    In this book, Tamar Groves and Inbal Ofer explore the effects of social movements' activism on the changing practices and conceptions of citizenship. Presenting empirically rich case studies from Latin America, Asia and Europe, leading experts analyze the ways in which the shifting balance of power…

    Hardback – 2015-12-21 
    Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory

  • Democracy, Dialectics, and Difference

    Hegel, Marx, and 21st Century Social Movements

    By Brian C. Lovato

    It has been nearly two centuries since Marx famously turned Hegel on his head in order to repurpose dialectics as a revolutionary way of thinking about the internal contradictions of our social relations. Despite critiques from post-structuralists, post-colonialists, and others, there has been a…

    Hardback – 2015-12-21 
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • The Temporality of Political Obligation

    By Justin Chandler Mueller

    The Temporality of Political Obligation offers a critique and reconceptualization of the ways in which our political obligations – what we owe to political authorities and communities, and the reasons why we ought to obey their rules – have been traditionally conceptualized, justified, and…

    Hardback – 2015-12-16 
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • The Muslim Brotherhood

    The Arab Spring and its Future Face

    By Beverley Milton-Edwards

    The Muslim Brotherhood is the most significant and enduring Sunni Islamist organization of the contemporary era. Its roots lie in the Middle East but it has grown into both a local and global movement, with its well-placed branches reacting effectively to take the opportunities for power and…

    Paperback – 2015-12-07 

  • The Economics of Voting

    Studies of self-interest, bargaining, duty and rights

    By Dan Usher

    The economics of voting is about whether and to what extent self-interest may be relied upon in voting. The central proposition in economics is that the world’s work gets done satisfactorily when each person does what they think is best for themselves. The commonsense view of the matter is that…

    Hardback – 2015-12-07 
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • Reconstructing Social Justice

    By Lauretta Conklin Frederking

    The rhetoric of social justice is commonplace but increasingly it means little more than a tag line or a punctuation point. Reconstructing Social Justice presents a new framework for social justice that will change the way people think about social justice and change the way people implement social…

    Paperback – 2015-12-02 

  • Linguistic Justice

    Van Parijs and his Critics

    Edited by Helder De Schutter, David Robichaud

    The world contains over 6000 languages and less than 200 states to accommodate them. This creates the important normative question of how to respond politically to linguistic diversity. What is a just language policy? Are language minorities entitled to language protection? Should language rights…

    Hardback – 2015-12-01 

  • A Citizen's Guide to U.S. Elections

    Empowering Democracy in America

    By Costas Panagopoulos, Aaron C. Weinschenk

    Political observers routinely lament that American democracy is broken, and many of them blame electoral malfunction. But is the system really broken? Panagopoulos and Weinschenk make the case that citizens are empowered to fix what’s wrong with electoral politics and renew democracy in America,…

    Paperback – 2015-11-23 
    Citizen Guides to Politics and Public Affairs

  • Rethinking American Electoral Democracy

    3rd Edition

    By Matthew J. Streb

    While frustration with various aspects of American democracy abound in the United States, there is little agreement over—or even understanding of—what kinds of changes would make the system more effective and increase political participation. Matthew J. Streb sheds much-needed light on all the…

    Paperback – 2015-11-18 
    Controversies in Electoral Democracy and Representation

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