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  • Capitalizing on Political Disagreement

    The Case for Polycentric Democracy

    By Julian Muller

    In a discipline such as political philosophy, disagreement about facts and norms is seen as a problem not only of pure theory, but also as a predicament that fundamentally endangers the stability of society. Not surprisingly, then, philosophers regard the pervasive political disagreements in modern…

    Hardback – 2019-03-01 
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • The Counter-Cultural Logic of Neoliberalism

    By David Hancock

    Why, since the financial crisis of 2008, has neoliberal capitalism remained seemingly impregnable? Why, when it is shown as no longer capable of delivering on its economic promises does its logic pervade all facets of contemporary life? How has it seduced us? This book examines the seductive appeal…

    Hardback – 2019-01-31 
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Rising Powers and South-South Cooperation

    Edited by Kevin Gray, Barry K Gills

    This book examines the extent to which a space has opened up in recent years for the so-called "rising powers" of the global South to offer an alternative to contemporary global economic and political governance through emergent forms of South-South cooperation. In contrast to the Third Worldism of…

    Paperback – 2019-01-04 

  • Vico and the Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights

    Between Grotius and Kant

    By Renate Holub

    Renate Holub provides a critical introduction to the philosophical foundations of human rights as developed by the Italian philosopher Giambattista Vico [1668-1744]. She demonstrate the profoundly innovative principles he contributed to and his contemporary relevance for a global theory of justice.…

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • The Poetics of International Politics

    Fact and Fiction in Narrative Representations of World Affairs

    By Milan Babík

    This book exposes the role of poetic techniques and narrative composition in constituting the reality of world affairs. It has two interrelated objectives; to excavate the non-empirical elements inherent in mainstream academic international relations literature and to highlight the real political…

    Hardback – 2018-11-26 

  • 'Democratic Knowledge' and Knowledge Production

    Preliminary Reflections on Democratisation in North Africa

    Edited by Larbi Sadiki

    Sudden change in North Africa manifested through popular protests followed by the end of authoritarian regimes in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya revitalised the scholarly concern with democracy in the region. Democratisation and democracy received fresh attention in the ‘Arab Spring’. Arab citizens…

    Paperback – 2018-11-23 

  • Sovereign Excess, Legitimacy and Resistance

    By Francescomaria Tedesco

    When talking about his film Salò, Pasolini claimed that nothing is more anarchic than power, because power does whatever it wants, and what power wants is totally arbitrary. And yet, upon examining the murderous capital of modern sovereignty, the fragility emerges of a power whose existence depends…

    Hardback – 2018-11-15 

  • The Relevance of Regions in a Globalized World

    Bridging the Social Sciences-Humanities Gap

    Edited by Galia Press-Barnathan, Ruth Fine, Arie Kacowicz

    This volume provides a unique open inter-disciplinary dialogue across the Humanities and Social Sciences to further our understanding of the phenomenon of regions and regionalism in a globalized world both at the theoretical and empirical levels. What comprises a region? What are the different…

    Hardback – 2018-11-09 
    The International Political Economy of New Regionalisms Series

  • Heroism and Global Politics

    Edited by Veronica Kitchen, Jennifer G Mathers

    The rhetoric of heroism pervades politics. Political leaders invoke their own heroic credentials, soldiers are celebrated at sporting events, ordinary citizens become state symbols (or symbols of opposition), and high profile celebrities embody a glamorized, humanitarian heroism. Using analytical…

    Hardback – 2018-11-07 

  • Democracy, Dialogue, Memory

    Expression and Affect Beyond Consensus

    Edited by Idit Alphandary, Leszek Koczanowicz

    Arguing that the politics of democracy is inseparable from a notion of dialogue that emerges from conflicting and often traumatic memories, Democracy, Dialogue, Memory examines the importance of dialogue for the achievement of understanding in civil society rather than consensus, so that democratic…

    Hardback – 2018-10-31 
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Acting Politics

    A Critical Sociology of the Political Field

    By Alfredo Joignant

    Following Bourdieu, this book seeks ‘to think about politics without thinking politically’, advancing the view that politics as conventionally understood does not take place in a social vacuum, but in the context of a certain topography of society that cannot be reduced to formal spaces (such as a…

    Hardback – 2018-10-25 
    Media, Culture and Critique: Future Imperfect

  • Modern Dystopian Fiction and Political Thought

    Narratives of World Politics

    By Adam Stock

    Over the past few years, ‘dystopia’ has become a word with increasing cultural currency. This volume argues that we live in dystopian times, and more specifically that a genre of fiction called "dystopia" has, above others, achieved symbolic cultural value in representing fears and anxieties about…

    Hardback – 2018-10-16 
    Popular Culture and World Politics

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