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  • Hegel and the Metaphysical Frontiers of Political Theory

    By Eric Lee Goodfield

    For over one hundred and fifty years G.W.F. Hegel’s ghost has haunted theoretical understanding and practice. His opponents first, and later his defenders, have equally defined their programs against and with his. In this way Hegel’s political thought has both situated and displaced modern…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29 
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • 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 – 2016-02-15 
    Routledge Innovators in Political Theory

  • Epistemic Liberalism

    A Defence

    By Adam James Tebble

    In the wake of what has come to be called the ‘cultural turn’, it is often asked how the state should respond to the different and sometimes conflicting justice claims made by its citizens and what, ultimately, is the purpose of justice in culturally diverse societies. Building upon the work of a…

    Hardback – 2016-01-27 
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Democratisation of Myanmar

    By Nehginpao Kipgen

    This topical book studies the process of democratic transition in Myanmar. It outlines the factors that contributed to the political transition in the country and the circumstances in which the transition from military rule of nearly five decades to democracy took place. The author shows how…

    Hardback – 2015-12-10 
    Routledge India

  • Kantian Theory and Human Rights

    Edited by Andreas Follesdal, Reidar Maliks

    Human rights and the courts and tribunals that protect them are increasingly part of our moral, legal, and political circumstances. The growing salience of human rights has recently brought the question of their philosophical foundation to the foreground. Theorists of human rights often assume that…

    Paperback – 2015-12-03 
    Routledge Innovations 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 – 2015-12-02 
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Reconstructing Social Justice

    By Lauretta Conklin Frederking

    The rhetoric of social justice is commonplace but increasingly it means little more than a tag line or a punctuation point. Reconstructing Social Justice presents a new framework for social justice that will change the way people think about social justice and change the way people implement social…

    Paperback – 2015-12-02 

  • 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 – 2015-11-30

  • 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
    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 – 2015-10-27
    Journal of European Integration Special Issues

  • 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 – 2015-10-26

  • 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 – 2015-09-29
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

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