Critical Theory Products

  • Reimagining the State

    The Challenge for Progressive Transformative Politics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Davina Cooper, Nikita Dhawan, Janet Newman

    This book examines what value if any, the state has for the pursuit of progressive politics; and how it might need to be re-thought or reimagined to deliver transformative change. Is it possible to reimagine the state in ways that open up projects of political transformation? This interdisciplinary…

    Paperback – 2019-08-31 
    Routledge
    Social Justice

  • The Survival Regime

    Global War and the Political, 1st Edition

    By Edgar Illas

    The Survival Regime explores the concept of survival to describe the effects on politics of the fusion of war and capital in globalization. Survival defines a sort of degree zero governmentality that has resulted from the crumbling of the political and spatial architecture of modernity,…

    Paperback – 2019-08-01 
    Routledge

  • Criminalizing Dissent

    The Liberal State and the Problem of Legitimacy, 1st Edition

    By Rob Watts

    While liberal-democratic states like America, Britain and Australia claim to value freedom of expression and the right to dissent, they have always actually criminalized dissent. This disposition has worsened since 9/11 and the 2008 Great Recession. This ground-breaking study shows that just as…

    Hardback – 2019-07-29 
    Routledge
    The Criminalization of Political Dissent

  • How Capitalism Forms Our Lives

    1st Edition

    Edited by Alyson Cole, Estelle Ferrarese

    By using the concept of capitalism as a “form of life”, the authors in this volume reconceive capitalism, and its mechanisms and effects on our bodies and on our common life. The idea that capitalism is more than a discrete economic system and instead a “form of life” that shapes our relationships…

    Hardback – 2019-07-29 
    Routledge

  • Methodology and Emotion in International Relations

    Parsing the Passions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Eric Van Rythoven, Mira Sucharov

    This volume offers a state-of-the-art study of the diverse methodological approaches and issues in the study of emotions in international relations research. While interest in emotion and affect in IR has grown in recent years, there remains an absence of sustained engagement with questions of…

    Hardback – 2019-06-24 
    Routledge
    Interventions

  • Michael Oakeshott and the Cambridge School on the History of Political Thought.

    1st Edition

    By Martyn P. Thompson

    This book is a critique of Cambridge School Historical Contextualism as the currently dominant mode of history of political thought, drawing upon Michael Oakeshott’s analysis of the logic of historical enquiry. While acknowledging that the early Cambridge School work represented a considerable…

    Hardback – 2019-06-18 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Radical Politics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Uri Gordon, Ruth Kinna

    Successive waves of global protest since 1999 have encouraged leading contemporary political theorists to argue that politics has fundamentally changed in the last twenty years, with a new type of politics gaining momentum over elite, representative institutions. The new politics is frequently…

    Hardback – 2019-06-07 
    Routledge

  • The Politics of Juridification

    1st Edition

    By Mariano Croce

    The Politics of Juridification offers a timely contribution to debates about how politics is being affected by the increasing relevance of judicial bodies to the daily administration of Western political communities. While most critical analyses portray juridification as a depoliticizing,…

    Paperback – 2019-06-07 
    Routledge
    Law and Politics

  • Political Philosophy In the Moment

    Narratives of Freedom from Plato to Arendt, 1st Edition

    By Jim Josefson

    Political Philosophy In the Moment uncovers the political power of narrative by both telling and explaining the stories that frame our ability to be "in the moment." In a series of eleven short stories, Jim Josefson presents the history of political philosophy and Hannah Arendt’s alternative, an…

    Paperback – 2019-06-05 
    Routledge

  • Populism and Passions

    Democratic Legitimacy after Austerity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paolo Cossarini, Fernando Vallespín

    There is a consensus that right, and left-wing populism is on the rise on both sides of the Atlantic, from Donald Trump in the United States, to Spain’s leftist Podemos. These may utilize different kinds of populist mobilizations but the fact remains that elite and mass opinion is fuelling a…

    Paperback – 2019-05-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory

  • Post-Truth, Philosophy and Law

    1st Edition

    Edited by Angela Condello, Tiziana Andina

    In the wake of Brexit and Trump, the debate surrounding post-truth fills the newspapers and is at the center of the public debate. Democratic institutions and the rule of law have always been constructed and legitimized by discourses of truth. And so the issue of ‘post-truth’ or ‘fake truth’ can be…

    Hardback – 2019-05-29 
    Routledge
    Law and Politics

  • Political Pluralism, Disagreement and Justice

    The Case for Polycentric Democracy, 1st Edition

    By Julian F. Müller

    This book poses the question, how can we organize the society in such a way that our disagreement about facts and norms works to the benefit of everyone? In response, it makes the argument for polycentric democracy, a political arrangement consisting of various political units that enjoy different…

    Hardback – 2019-05-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

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