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  • Sovereign Excess, Legitimacy and Resistance

    1st Edition

    By Francescomaria Tedesco

    When talking about his film Salò, Pasolini claimed that nothing is more anarchic than power, because power does whatever it wants, and what power wants is totally arbitrary. And yet, upon examining the murderous capital of modern sovereignty, the fragility emerges of a power whose existence depends…

    Hardback – 2018-10-25
    Routledge

  • The Meanings of Violence

    From Critical Theory to Biopolitics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gavin Rae, Emma Ingala

    Violence has long been noted to be a fundamental aspect of the human condition. Traditionally, however, philosophical discussions have tended to approach it through the lens of warfare and/or limit it to physical forms. This changed in the twentieth century as the nature and meaning of ‘violence’…

    Hardback – 2018-10-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • The Use of Force under International Law

    Lawyerized States in a Legalized World, 1st Edition

    By Fernando G. Nuñez-Mietz

    The international system is becoming increasingly legalized, with legal arguments and legal advisors playing an increasingly important part in the state policymaking process. Presenting a practice-oriented theory of compliance with international law, this book shows how international law affects…

    Hardback – 2018-10-19
    Routledge
    New International Relations

  • Jane Mansbridge

    Participation, Deliberation, Legitimate Coercion, 1st Edition

    Edited by Melissa S. Williams

    Jane Mansbridge’s intellectual career is marked by field-shifting contributions to democratic theory, feminist scholarship, political science methodology, and the empirical study of social movements and direct democracy. Her work has fundamentally challenged existing paradigms in both normative…

    Hardback – 2018-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovators in Political Theory

  • Distributive Politics in Malaysia

    Maintaining Authoritarian Party Dominance, 1st Edition

    By Hidekuni Washida

    The election on 9 May 2018 ended six decades of rule by the ruling coalition in Malaysia (Barisan Nasional or BN, formerly the Alliance). Despite this result, the BN’s longevity and resilience to competition is remarkable. This book explores the mechanisms behind the emergence, endurance, fight for…

    Hardback – 2018-10-09
    Routledge
    Politics in Asia

  • Democracy, Dialogue, Memory

    Expression and Affect Beyond Consensus, 1st Edition

    Edited by Idit Alphandary, Leszek Koczanowicz

    Arguing that the politics of democracy is inseparable from a notion of dialogue that emerges from conflicting and often traumatic memories, Democracy, Dialogue, Memory examines the importance of dialogue for the achievement of understanding in civil society rather than consensus, so that democratic…

    Hardback – 2018-10-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • National Identity and Japanese Revisionism

    Abe Shinzo’s vision of a beautiful Japan and its limits, 1st Edition

    By Michal Kolmas

    Over the course of the twentieth century, Japan has experienced a radical shift in its self-perception. After World War II, Japan embraced a peaceful and anti-militarist identity, which was based on its war-prohibiting Constitution and the foreign policy of the Yoshida doctrine. For most of the…

    Hardback – 2018-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on the Asia-Pacific Region

  • Decolonising Governance

    Archipelagic Thinking, 1st Edition

    By Paul Carter

    Power may be globalized, but Westphalian notions of sovereignty continue to determine political and legal arrangements domestically and internationally: global issues - the legacy of colonialism expressed in continuing human displacement and environmental destruction - are thus treated ‘parochially…

    Hardback – 2018-10-02
    Routledge
    Postcolonial Politics

  • Culture, Social Movements, and Protest

    1st Edition

    Edited by Hank Johnston

    This cutting-edge research volume advances the widely accepted perspective that cultural factors are central elements in shaping trajectories, organizational forms, recruitment, protest strategies and ideologies of social movements. Hank Johnston brings together international experts in cultural…

    Paperback – 2018-09-27
    Routledge

  • Small States and Shelter Theory

    Iceland’s External Affairs, 1st Edition

    Edited by Baldur Thorhallsson

    Small states are dependent on the economic, political, and societal shelter provided by larger states and international organizations to survive and prosper. Iceland provides an ideal case study for shelter theory, due both to its smallness as compared with its larger neighbouring states, as well…

    Hardback – 2018-09-26
    Routledge
    New International Relations

  • Neoliberalisms in British Politics

    1st Edition

    By Christopher Byrne

    Taking a chronological approach, this book challenges established economistic and ideologistic narratives of neoliberalism in Britain by charting the gradual diffusion of an increasingly interventionist neoliberal governmental rationality in British politics since the late 1970s, and the various…

    Hardback – 2018-09-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in British Politics

  • Western Dominance in International Relations?

    The Internationalisation of IR in Brazil and India, 1st Edition

    By Audrey Alejandro

    Since the 1970s, a 'critical' movement has been developing in the humanities and social sciences denouncing the existence of 'Western dominance' over the worldwide production and circulation of knowledge. However, thirty years after the emergence of this promising agenda in International Relations…

    Hardback – 2018-09-19
    Routledge
    Worlding Beyond the West

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