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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 – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • Masculinities at the Margins

    Beyond the Hegemonic in the Study of Militaries, Masculinities and War

    Edited by Amanda Chisholm, Joanna Tidy

    Across a rich terrain of empirical and theoretical trajectories, the concept of military masculinity (now understood in its plural as military masculinities) has been a significant conceptual tool in both feminist international relations (IR) and in critical men and masculinities studies…

    Hardback – 2018-05-20 
    Routledge

  • Coercive Sanctions and International Conflicts

    A Sociological Theory

    By Mark Daniel Jaeger

    The most notorious question raised in the literature on coercive international sanctions is: "Do sanctions work?" Unsurprisingly, answers to such a sweeping question remain inconclusive. However, even coercive sanctions’ widely presumed logic of economic impact translating into political pressure…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    New International Relations

  • The Anthropological Paradox

    Niches, Micro-worlds and Psychic Dissociation

    By Massimo De Carolis

    This book addresses how the erosion of traditional forms of political association and legal regulation has given rise to a pluralism of ‘imperfect communities’ constantly exposed to the risk of dissolution. These are niches and micro-worlds that are connected through precarious and ambivalent ties.…

    Hardback – 2018-04-16 
    Routledge
    Law and Politics

  • Anarchism

    A Conceptual Approach

    Edited by Benjamin Franks, Nathan Jun, Leonard Williams

    Anarchism is by far the least broadly understood ideology and the least studied academically. Though highly influential, both historically and in terms of recent social movements, anarchism is regularly dismissed. Anarchism: A Conceptual Analysis is a welcome addition to this growing field, which…

    Paperback – 2018-03-28 
    Routledge

  • Raymond Aron and International Relations

    Edited by Olivier Schmitt

    At a time when the field of International Relations (IR) is diverting from grand theoretical debates, rediscovering the value of classical realism and exploring its own intellectual history, this book contributes to these debates by presenting a cohesive view of Raymond Aron’s theory of IR. It…

    Hardback – 2018-03-27 
    Routledge
    New International Relations

  • Aesthetics and Political Culture in Modern Society

    By Henrik Kaare Nielsen

    Do aesthetic appeals to senses and emotions in political debate necessarily marginalise political reason and reduce citizens to consumers – thus dangerously undermining democracy? Or is sensuous-emotional engagement, on the contrary, a basic fact of the political process and a crucial precondition…

    Hardback – 2018-03-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Global Health and Security

    Critical Feminist Perspectives

    Edited by Colleen O'Manique, Pieter Fourie

    The past decade has witnessed a significant increase in the construction of health as a security issue by national governments and multilateral organizations. This book provides the first critical, feminist analysis of the flesh-and-blood impacts of the securitization of health on different bodies,…

    Hardback – 2018-03-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Public Health

  • Human Flourishing, The Liberal State and the Arts

    A Liberalism of Flourishing

    By Menachem Mautner

    This book claims that in addition to autonomy, liberal tradition recognizes human flourishing as an ideal of the good life. There are two versions of the liberalism of flourishing: for one the good life consists in the ability of an individual to develop her intellectual and moral capabilities, and…

    Hardback – 2018-03-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Resisting Biopolitics

    Philosophical, Political, and Performative Strategies

    Edited by S.E. Wilmer, Audronė Žukauskaitė

    The topic of biopolitics is a timely one, and it has become increasingly important for scholars to reconsider how life is objectified, mobilized, and otherwise bound up in politics. This cutting-edge volume discusses the philosophical, social, and political notions of biopolitics, as well as the…

    Paperback – 2018-03-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Post-Politics in Context

    By Ali Riza Taskale

    As disciplines, Politics and International Relations remain dominated by ideas drawn from traditions of liberal internationalism and political realism in which political imagination is preoccupied with command and order, rather than with disruption and emancipation. Yet, they have failed to offer…

    Paperback – 2018-03-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Visual Global Politics

    Edited by Roland Bleiker

    We live in a visual age. Images and visual artefacts shape international events and our understanding of them. Photographs, film and television influence how we view and approach phenomena as diverse as war, diplomacy, financial crises and election campaigns. Other visual fields, from art and…

    Paperback – 2018-02-16 
    Routledge
    Interventions

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