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  • 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 – 2019-07-16
    Routledge

  • Epistemontology in Spinoza-Marx-Freud-Lacan

    The (Bio)Power of Structure, 1st Edition

    By A. Kiarina Kordela

    A. Kiarina Kordela steps beyond extant commentaries on Marx’s theory of commodity fetishism—from A. Sohn-Rethel to L. Althusser, É. Balibar, Slavoj Žižek, and others—to show that in capitalism value is the manifestation of the homology between thought and being, while their other aspect—power—is…

    Paperback – 2019-07-16
    Routledge

  • 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, 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 with…

    Hardback – 2019-07-15
    Routledge

  • Critical Urban Theory, Common Property, and “the Political”

    Desire and Drive in the City, 1st Edition

    By Dan Webb

    Dan Webb explores an undervalued topic in the formal discipline of Political Theory (and political science, more broadly): the urban as a level of political analysis and political struggles in urban space. Because the city and urban space is so prominent in other critical disciplines, most notably,…

    Paperback – 2019-07-12
    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 – 2019-06-27
    Routledge
    The Criminalization of Political Dissent

  • 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 – 2019-06-20
    Routledge
    Interventions

  • Constitutional Theory: Schmitt after Derrida

    1st Edition

    By Jacques de Ville

    This book advances a new reading of the central works of Carl Schmitt and, in so doing, rethinks the primary concepts of constitutional theory. In this book, Jacques de Ville engages in a close analysis of a number of Schmitt’s texts, including Dictatorship (1921), The Concept of the Political (…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Birkbeck Law Press
    Birkbeck Law Press

  • Hannah Arendt

    Legal Theory and the Eichmann Trial, 1st Edition

    By Peter Burdon

    Hannah Arendt is one of the great outsiders of twentieth-century political philosophy. After reporting on the trial of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, Arendt embarked on a series of reflections about how to make judgments and exercise responsibility without recourse to existing law, especially…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge
    Nomikoi: Critical Legal Thinkers

  • Ranciere and Law

    1st Edition

    Edited by Monica Lopez Lerma, Julen Etxabe

    This book is the first to approach Jacques Rancière’s work from a legal perspective. A former student of Louis Althusser, Rancière is one of the most important contemporary French philosophers of recent decades: offering an original and path-breaking way to think politics, democracy and aesthetics.…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge
    Nomikoi: Critical Legal Thinkers

  • 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 – 2019-06-04
    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

  • Routledge Handbook of Radical Politics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ruth Kinna, Uri Gordon

    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 – 2019-05-29
    Routledge

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