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  • Reframing the Intercultural Dialogue on Human Rights

    A Philosophical Approach

    By Jeffrey Flynn

    In this book, Flynn stresses the vital role of intercultural dialogue in developing a non-ethnocentric conception of human rights. He argues that Jürgen Habermas’s discourse theory provides both the best framework for such dialogue and a much-needed middle path between philosophical approaches that…

    Paperback – 2016-10-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Zizek and Law

    Edited by Laurent de Sutter

    The very first book dedicated to Slavoj Zizek’s theoretical treatment of law, this book gathers widely recognized Zizek scholars as well as legal theorists to offer a sustained analysis of the place of law in Zizek’s work. Whether it is with reference to symbolic law, psychoanalytical law,…

    Paperback – 2016-10-07 
    Routledge
    Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

  • Ethics of Hospitality

    By Daniel Innerarity

    The source of hospitality lies in the fundamental ethical experiences that make up the fabric of the social lives of people. Therein lies a primary form of humanity. Whether we are guests or hosts, this reveals our situation in a world made up of receiving and meeting, leaving room for the liberty…

    Hardback – 2016-08-30 
    Routledge
    Law and Politics

  • Law and Resistance

    Toward a Performative Epistemology of the Political Trial

    By Awol Allo

    Taking Michel Foucault’s genealogical analysis of power and resistance as its starting point, the book asks, from below, is there something in the very nature of law – that is, in its discursive and institutional dynamics, in its spatial, material, and temporal coordinates; in its own conceptual…

    Hardback – 2016-08-30 
    Routledge
    Social Justice

  • 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 – 2016-08-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Series on Identity Politics

  • International Political Sociology

    Transversal Lines

    Edited by Tugba Basaran, Didier Bigo, Emmanuel-Pierre Guittet, R. B. J. Walker

    This book presents an overview and evaluation of contemporary research in international political sociology (IPS). Bringing together leading scholars from many disciplines and diverse geographical backgrounds, it provides unprecedented coverage of the key concepts and research through which IPS has…

    Paperback – 2016-07-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in International Political Sociology

  • The International Politics of Fashion

    Being Fab in a Dangerous World

    Edited by Andreas Behnke

    This book seeks to address and fill a puzzling omission in contemporary critical IR scholarship. Following on from the aesthetic turn in IR, critical and ‘postmodern’ IR has produced an impressive array of studies into movies, literature, music and art and the way these media produce, mediate, and…

    Hardback – 2016-07-19
    Routledge
    Popular Culture and World Politics

  • Economics and Power

    A Marxist critique

    By Giulio Palermo

    In the economic debate, power is defined and studied mainly as an interpersonal relation occurring out of perfect competition. This is a consequence of the combination of methodological individualism and the assumption of competition as a natural and everlasting coordinating mechanism, operating…

    Hardback – 2016-06-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • Documenting World Politics

    A Critical Companion to IR and Non-Fiction Film

    Edited by Rens Van Munster, Casper Sylvest

    As a central component of contemporary culture, films mirror and shape political debate. Reflecting on this development, scholars in the field of International Relations (IR) increasingly explore the intersection of TV series, fiction film and global politics. So far, however, virtually no…

    Paperback – 2016-06-01
    Routledge
    Popular Culture and World Politics

  • Neo-Liberal Strategies of Governing India

    By Ranabir Samaddar

    Neo-liberal Strategies of Governing India and its companion volume Ideas and Frameworks of Governing India tell the story of governance in independent India and address the critical question: how is a post-colonial democracy governed? Further, they attempt to understand why the process of governing…

    Hardback – 2016-05-31
    Routledge India

  • Gramsci, Materialism, and Philosophy

    By Esteve Morera

    Western critical theory, Marxism included, has largely been based on a view of historical materialism that Gramsci, among others, developed in his prison notebooks.  For many, Gramsci’s philosophical reflections in prison offered a new foundation for the philosophy of the future.  His…

    Paperback – 2016-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Jürgen Habermas and the European Economic Crisis

    Cosmopolitanism Reconsidered

    Edited by Gaspare M. Genna, Thomas O. Haakenson, Ian W. Wilson

    The European Union entered into an economic crisis in late 2009 that was sparked by bank bailouts and led to large, unsustainable, sovereign debt. The crisis was European in scale, but hit some countries in the Eurozone harder than others. Despite the plethora of writings devoted to the economic…

    Hardback – 2016-05-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

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