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  • Coercive Sanctions and International Conflicts

    A Sociological Theory, 1st Edition

    By Mark Daniel Jaeger

    Perhaps the most common question raised in the literature on coercive international sanctions is: "Do sanctions work?" Unsurprisingly, the answer to such a sweeping question remains inconclusive. However, even the widely-presumed logic of coercive sanctions – that economic impact translates into…

    Hardback – 2018-05-10
    Routledge
    New International Relations

  • Sexual Violence Against Men in Global Politics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Marysia Zalewski, Paula Drumond, Elisabeth Prugl, Maria Stern

    Sexual violence against men is an under-theorised and under-noticed topic, though it is becoming increasingly apparent that this form of violence is widespread. Yet despite emerging evidence documenting its incidence, especially in conflict and post-conflict zones, efforts to understand its causes…

    Hardback – 2018-05-10
    Routledge
    Interventions

  • Claus Offe and the Critical Theory of the Capitalist State

    1st Edition

    By Jens Borchert, Stephan Lessenich

    Back in 1972, German political sociologist Claus Offe published a book on the Structural Problems of Late Capitalism which, for almost two decades, inspired and stimulated an international and transdisciplinary debate on the role of the state in contemporary capitalism. An academic debate which,…

    Paperback – 2018-05-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Routledge Handbook of Critical Terrorism Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Jackson

    This new handbook is a comprehensive collection of cutting-edge essays that investigate the contribution of Critical Terrorism Studies to our understanding of contemporary terrorism and counterterrorism. Terrorism remains one of the most important security and political issues of our time. After 9/…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30
    Routledge

  • Reviving Gramsci

    Crisis, Communication, and Change, 1st Edition

    By Marco Briziarelli, Susana Martínez Guillem

    Engaging debates within cultural studies, media and communication studies, and critical theory, this book addresses whether Gramscian thought continues to be relevant for social and cultural analysis, in particular when examining times of crisis and social change. The book is motivated by two…

    Paperback – 2018-04-27
    Routledge

  • Jürgen Habermas and the European Economic Crisis

    Cosmopolitanism Reconsidered, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Biopolitical Media

    Catastrophe, Immunity and Bare Life, 1st Edition

    By Allen Meek

    This book presents an historical account of media and catastrophe that engages with theories of biopolitics in the work of Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri and others. It explains how responses to catastrophe in media and cultural criticism over the past 150 years are…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
    Routledge

  • Meaning and Melancholia

    Life in the Age of Bewilderment, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Bollas

    Meaning and Melancholia: Life in the Age of Bewilderment sees Christopher Bollas apply his creative and innovative psychoanalytic thinking to various contemporary social, cultural and political themes. This book offers an incisive exploration of powerful trends within, and between, nations in the…

    Paperback – 2018-04-06
    Routledge

  • Anarchism

    A Conceptual Approach, 1st Edition

    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 Approach is a welcome addition to this growing field, which…

    Paperback – 2018-03-22
    Routledge

  • Aesthetics and Political Culture in Modern Society

    1st Edition

    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 – 2018-03-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Human Flourishing, Liberal Theory, and the Arts

    A Liberalism of Flourishing, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-03-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Raymond Aron and International Relations

    1st Edition

    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 – 2018-03-20
    Routledge
    New International Relations

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