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  • Michael A. Weinstein

    Action, Contemplation, Vitalism

    Edited by Robert L. Oprisko, Diane Rubenstein

    This book is a major reassessment of Michael Weinstein’s political philosophy. It situates his singular contribution, designated as "critical vitalism," in the context of both canonical American and contemporary continental theory. Weinstein is presented as a philosopher of life and as an American…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Economic and Political Change after Crisis

    Prospects for government, liberty and the rule of law

    Edited by Stephen H. Balch, Benjamin Powell

    The U.S. Government’s accumulated national debt and unfunded liabilities in social security and Medicare could be pushing the country towards a fiscal crisis. How could such a crisis be avoided? If a crisis does strike, how might it be dealt with? What might be the long term ramifications of…

    Hardback – 2016-09-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Foundations of the Market Economy

  • Understanding Contemporary American Conservatism

    By Joel D. Aberbach

    Contemporary American conservatism – a mélange of ideas, people, and organizations – is difficult to define; even conservatives themselves are unable to agree about its essential meaning. Yet the conservative movement is well financed, exerts strong influence in the Republican Party, inspires…

    Paperback – 2016-08-23
    Routledge

  • Patrick Henry

    Proclaiming a Revolution

    By John A. Ragosta

    Often referred to as "the voice of the Revolution," Patrick Henry played a vital role in helping to launch the revolt of the American colonies against British rule. An early and compelling Revolutionary orator, Henry played an active part in the debates over the founding of the United States. As a…

    Paperback – 2016-08-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • Race and the Politics of the Exception

    Equality, Sovereignty, and American Democracy

    By Utz McKnight

    The traditional assumption today about race is that it is not political; that it has no political content and is a matter of individual beliefs and attitudes. In Race and the Politics of the Exception, Utz McKnight argues that race is in fact political and defines how it functions as a politics in…

    Paperback – 2016-08-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Series on Identity Politics

  • Democracy, Participation and Contestation

    Civil society, governance and the future of liberal democracy

    Edited by Emmanuelle Avril, Johann N Neem

    The establishment of democracy on both sides of the Atlantic has not been a smooth evolution towards an idealized presumed endpoint. Far from it, democratization has been marked by setbacks and victories, a process often referred to as ‘contested democracy’. In view of recent mobilizations such as…

    Paperback – 2016-04-21
    Routledge
    Democratization Studies

  • Deforming American Political Thought

    Challenging the Jeffersonian Legacy, 2nd Edition

    By Michael J. Shapiro

    Deforming American Political Thought offers an alternative to the dominant American historical imagination, treating issues that range from the nature of Thomas Jefferson's vision of an egalitarian nation to the persistence of racial inequality. Presenting multifaceted arguments that transcend the…

    Paperback – 2016-02-25
    Routledge

  • Conservatism in the Black Community

    To the Right and Misunderstood

    By Angela K. Lewis

    Conservatism in the Black Community examines the contemporary meanings of Black Conservatism and its influence on black political behavior, providing a basis for understanding the impact this phenomenon has on black political behavior. Lewis analyzes conservatism within the black ideological…

    Paperback – 2015-10-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Series on Identity Politics

  • Democracy, Intelligent Design, and Evolution

    Science for Citizenship

    By Susan P. Liebell

    Should alternatives to evolution be taught in American public schools or rejected as an establishment of religion? Democracy, Intelligent Design, and Evolution argues that accurate science education helps shape a democratic temperament. Rather than defending against Intelligent Design as religion,…

    Paperback – 2015-09-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

  • "An Empire of Ideals"

    The Chimeric Imagination of Ronald Reagan

    By Justin D. Garrison

    Justin D. Garrison provides an original and groundbreaking analysis of Ronald Reagan’s imagination as it was expressed mainly in his presidential speeches. He argues that the predominant strain of Reagan’s imagination is "chimeric," that is, imbued with a high degree of optimism, romantic…

    Paperback – 2015-08-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

  • The Dual System of Privacy Rights in the United States

    By Mary McThomas

    Theoretically, the right to privacy is an individual’s right to space away from the public gaze to make life choices that are best for her or him, regardless of the beliefs of the majority. Yet the right to privacy in the United States has proven problematic for both political theorists and…

    Paperback – 2015-08-12
    Routledge
    Law, Courts and Politics

  • Hemingway on Politics and Rebellion

    Edited by Lauretta Conklin Frederking

    Hemingway has been labeled a ‘communist sympathizer,’ ‘elitist’, and a ‘rugged individualist.’ This volume embraces the complexity of political advocacy in Hemingway’s novels and short stories. Hemingway’s characters physically, intellectually and spiritually become part of resisting current…

    Paperback – 2015-07-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

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