Political Theory Products

  • Rationality in Politics and its Limits

    Edited by Terry Nardin

    The word ‘rationality’ and its cognates, like ‘reason’, have multiple contexts and connotations. Rational calculation can be contrasted with rational interpretation. There is the rationality of proof and of persuasion, of tradition and of the criticism of tradition. Rationalism (and rationalists)…

    Hardback – 2015-12-09 
    Routledge

  • Biopolitical Media

    Catastrophe, Immunity and Bare Life

    By Allen Meek

    This book presents an historical account of media and catastrophe that engages with theories of biopolitics in the work of Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri and others. It explains how responses to catastrophe in media and cultural criticism over the past 150 years are…

    Hardback – 2015-12-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • 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
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • From International Relations to Relations International

    Postcolonial Essays

    Edited by Philip Darby

    This book brings postcolonial critique directly to bear on established ways of theorizing international relations. Its primary concern is with the non-European world and its relations with the North. In advancing an alternative conception of "relations international", the book draws on alternative…

    Paperback – 2015-12-03 
    Routledge
    Postcolonial Politics

  • 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 
    Routledge

  • Hanna Fenichel Pitkin

    Politics, Justice, Action

    Edited by Dean Mathiowetz

    Hanna Pitkin has made key contributions to the field of political philosophy, pushing forward and clarifying the ways that political theorists think about action as the exercise of political freedom. In so doing, she has offered insightful studies of the problems of modern politics that theorists…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovators in Political Theory

  • Rethinking the Politics of Absurdity

    Albert Camus, Postmodernity, and the Survival of Innocence

    By Matthew H. Bowker

    What does it mean to describe something or someone as absurd? Why did absurd philosophy and literature become so popular amidst the violent conflicts and terrors of the mid- to late-twentieth century? Is it possible to understand absurdity not as a feature of events, but as a psychological posture…

    Paperback – 2015-11-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • International Politics

    By C. Delisle Burns

    Originally published in 1920, International Politics provides a general introduction to the subject by looking in detail at the international political situation at the time of writing as well as key issues that frequently appear in these situations. Conclusions are then drawn on which aspects of…

    Hardback – 2015-11-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Re-Grounding Cosmopolitanism

    Towards a Post-Foundational Cosmopolitanism

    Edited by Tamara Caraus, Elena Paris

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-11-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Ethics and Economic Governance

    Using Adam Smith to understand the global financial crisis

    By Chris Clarke

    This book seeks to explore the ethical dimensions of economic governance through an engagement with Adam Smith and a critical analysis of economistic understandings of the Global Financial Crisis. It examines ethical and political dilemmas associated with key aspects of the financialisation of…

    Hardback – 2015-11-16 
    Routledge
    RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

  • Late Modern Palestine

    The subject and representation of the second intifada

    By Laura Junka-Aikio

    Late Modern Palestine looks at the ways in which the relationship between the subject and representation and the political problematic of postcolonial late modernity is articulated in the context of the Palestinians’ struggle for liberation. Junko-Aikio provides a rich, theoretically and…

    Hardback – 2015-11-16 
    Routledge
    Interventions

  • Remaking Participation

    Science, Environment and Emergent Publics

    Edited by Jason Chilvers, Matthew Kearnes

    Changing relations between science and democracy – and controversies over issues like climate change, energy transitions, genetically modified organisms, and smart technologies - have led to a proliferation of new spaces of public participation and engagement. While most existing approaches adopt…

    Paperback – 2015-11-10 
    Routledge

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