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  • 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

  • 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

  • A Sociology of Knowledge of European Integration

    The Social Sciences in the Making of Europe

    Edited by Rebecca Adler-Nissen, Kristoffer Kropp

    This book addresses the important but understudied question of how social scientific knowledge is entangled in the process of European integration. More specifically, it provides the first systematic introduction to a sociology of knowledge approach to European integration and demonstrates the…

    Hardback – 2015-11-09 
    Routledge
    Journal of European Integration Special Issues

  • John G. Gunnell

    History, Discourses and Disciplines

    Edited by Christopher C. Robinson

    Over the course of a long and distinguished career, 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. Drawing together some of the key works of this prolific…

    Hardback – 2015-11-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovators in Political Theory

  • Civil Disobedience and Deliberative Democracy

    By William Smith

    Civil disobedience is a public, nonviolent, conscientious yet political act, contrary to law, carried out to communicate opposition to law and policy of government. This book presents a theory of civil disobedience that draws on ideas associated with deliberative democracy. This book explores the…

    Paperback – 2015-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Politics and Suicide

    The philosophy of political self-destruction

    By Nicholas Michelsen

    Politics and Suicide argues that whilst the historical lineage of suicidal politics is recognised, the fundamental significance of autodestruction to the political remains under examined. It contends that practices like suicide-bombing do not simply embody a strange or abnormal ‘suicidal’…

    Hardback – 2015-10-30 
    Routledge
    Interventions

  • The Political Culture of Nordic Self-Understanding

    Power Investigation

    Edited by Ainur Elmgren, Norbert Götz

    ‘Power investigation’, or the practice of power to legitimize itself through commissioned programmes of scientific enquiry, is a hallmark of Nordic democracy. Five power investigations have been conducted in the Nordic countries since 1972. The close connection to state power has not dissuaded…

    Hardback – 2015-09-15 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2015-09-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

  • Differentiated Integration in the European Union

    Edited by Benjamin Leruth, Christopher Lord

    The notion of Differentiated Integration is increasingly used in the literature on European integration. Often employed interchangeably with the notion of "flexible integration, diverging views on its nature have led to the emergence of various definitions and, to some extent, a semantic confusion.…

    Hardback – 2015-09-09 
    Routledge
    Journal of European Public Policy Special Issues as Books

  • Reproducing Citizens: family, state and civil society

    Edited by Sasha Roseneil, Isabel Crowhurst, Ana Cristina Santos, Mariya Stoilova

    Whilst the politics of reproduction have been at the heart of feminist struggles for over a century and a half, their analysis has not yet come to occupy a central place in the interdisciplinary study of citizenship. This volume takes up the challenge posed by Bryan Turner, when he noted "the…

    Hardback – 2015-08-24
    Routledge

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