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  • Rethinking Utopia

    Place, Power, Affect

    By David M. Bell

    Over five hundred years since it was named, utopia remains a vital concept for understanding and challenging the world(s) we inhabit, even in – or rather because of – the condition of ‘post-utopianism’ that supposedly permeates them. In Rethinking Utopia David M. Bell offers a diagnosis of the…

    Hardback – 2017-02-03 
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Rawls and the Environmental Crisis

    By Dominic Welburn

    The liberal political theorist John Rawls, despite remaining largely silent on ‘green concerns’, was writing during a time of increasing awareness that the ecological stability of the earth is being compromised by human activity. Rawls’s reluctance to engage with such concerns, however, has not…

    Hardback – 2017-01-04 
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • Radicalizing Democracy for the Twenty-first century

    By Jane Mummery

    While the subject of democracy has been explored by philosophers since ancient times, in the last few decades democracy has been taken for granted in the West as the political norm. The issue of democracy as an empty concept in western political discourse and the emergence of radical democracy has…

    Hardback – 2016-12-22 

  • Foundations of Islamic Governance

    A Southeast Asian Perspective

    By Maszlee Malik

    The aim of this book is to explore and analyze the Islamic axioms, foundation principles and values underpinning the field of governance in an attempt to construct the architectonics of a new systemic and dynamic theory and formulate the articulation of ‘Islamic governance’. This discursive and…

    Hardback – 2016-12-20 
    Routledge Studies on Islam and Muslims in Southeast Asia

  • 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 Innovations in Political Theory

  • Democracy and Justice

    Reading Derrida in Istanbul

    By Agnes Czajka

    This book explores the possibilities offered by Derrida’s work on democracy for interpreting contemporary struggles over democracy in Turkey. The relationship between democracy and justice seems of unquestionable importance to Derrida, with democracy and justice held in tension by deconstruction.…

    Hardback – 2016-11-09 
    Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory

  • Capitalist Alternatives

    Models, Taxonomies, Scenarios

    By Paul Dragos Aligica, Vlad Tarko

    The book's objective is to explore the challenge of thinking methodically - in a theoretically and empirically informed way - about alternative forms of capitalism. What are the most effective ways to conceptualize the existing models of capitalism that have captured the public imagination and are…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge Advances in International Political Economy

  • John G. Gunnell

    History, Discourses and Disciplines

    Edited by Christopher C. Robinson

    John Gunnell has compelled political theorists to rethink their relation to political science, the history of political thought, the philosophy of social science and political reality. His thinking has been shaped by encounters with Heidegger and Plato, Wittgenstein and Austin, the Berkeley School…

    Hardback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge Innovators in Political Theory

  • Personal Diplomacy in the EU

    Political Leadership and Critical Junctures of European Integration

    By Roland Vogt

    At a time when the economic troubles and bailouts of Greece and other European economies are casting significant doubt on the future viability of the Eurozone and the EU, it is crucial to examine the origins of the political will and leadership that is necessary to move the integration process…

    Hardback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge Advances in European Politics

  • The Idea of Nation and its Future in India

    By Shibani Kinkar Chaube

    This volume is a theoretico-empirical study of nations and nationalism on a global scale. It enquires if the idea of the nation, by its own logic, is feasible and whether India fulfils the requirement of nationhood with a reasonable prospect of survival. The monograph engages with the theories of…

    Hardback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge India

  • The Populist Radical Right

    A Reader

    Edited by Cas Mudde

    The populist radical right is one of the most studied political phenomena in the social sciences, counting hundreds of books and thousands of articles. This is the first reader to bring together the most seminal articles and book chapters on the contemporary populist radical right in western…

    Paperback – 2016-10-10
    Extremism and Democracy

  • Richard E. Flathman

    Situated Concepts, Virtuosity Liberalism and Opalescent Individuality

    Edited by P.E. Digeser

    Richard E. Flathman is a ground-breaking theorist of key political concepts, a fierce defender of individuality, a close and original reader of Hobbes and an advocate of a willful conception of liberalism. In this volume P E Digeser draws together some of his key works. The collection is framed by…

    Hardback – 2016-08-22
    Routledge Innovators in Political Theory

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