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  • Requisites of Democracy

    Conceptualization, Measurement, and Explanation, 1st Edition

    By Jørgen Møller, Svend-Erik Skaaning

    This book brings together the conceptual and theoretical writings of Joseph Schumpeter, Robert A. Dahl, Guillermo O’Donnell, and T. H. Marshall.  It demonstrates that most of the different conceptions of democracy in the democratization literature can be ordered in one systematic regime…

    Paperback – 2018-08-09
    Democratization Studies

  • The Funding of Political Parties

    Where Now?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Keith Ewing, Jacob Rowbottom, Joo-Cheong Tham

    This book explores the problems associated with regulating the funding of political parties and election campaigns in a timely assessment of a topic of great political controversy. From interest in Obama's capacity to raise vast sums of money, to scandals that have rocked UK and Australian…

    Paperback – 2018-08-09
    Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

  • Critical Theory and the Classical World

    1st Edition

    By Martyn Hudson

    This book radically re-examines Europe’s imaginaries of its origin in the ancient Greek world. Extracting central concepts of critical theory in its widest sense - beyond the Frankfurt School - like the human, force, spirit and domination, it allies them to characters, mythologies and motifs in…

    Hardback – 2018-08-02
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Democratic Dilemmas

    Why democracies ban political parties, 1st Edition

    By Angela K Bourne

    This book examines how democratic communities resolve dilemmas posed by anti-system parties or, more specifically, the question of why democracies take the grave decision to ban political parties. On the one hand, party bans may ‘protect’ democracies, usually from groups deemed to undermine the…

    Hardback – 2018-07-26
    Extremism and Democracy

  • Ontological Entanglements, Agency and Ethics in International Relations

    Exploring the Crossroads, 1st Edition

    By Laura Zanotti

    While the relevance of ontological commitments for epistemology and methodology in International Relations have been the subject of growing debate for several years, the implications for ethics and political agency of embracing an ontology of entanglement have remained unexplored. This work focuses…

    Hardback – 2018-07-26

  • Widening the World of International Relations

    Homegrown Theorizing, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ersel Aydinli, Gonca Biltekin

    Current international relations (IR) theories and approaches, which are almost exclusively built in the West, are alien to the non-Western contexts that engender the most hard-pressing problems of the world and ultimately unhelpful in understanding or addressing the needs surrounding these…

    Hardback – 2018-07-26
    Worlding Beyond the West

  • Advaita as a Global International Relations Theory

    1st Edition

    By Deepshikha Shahi

    The academic discipline of International Relations strives to attain a ‘global’ spirit to narrow the cognitive gaps between the West and the Rest. On the one hand, there is the hegemonic presence of mainstream universalist Eurocentric IR theories, and on the other the counter-hegemonic presence of…

    Hardback – 2018-07-26
    Rethinking Asia and International Relations

  • Council Democracy

    Towards a Democratic Socialist Politics, 1st Edition

    Edited by James Muldoon

    The return to public assemblies and direct democratic methods in the wave of the global "squares movements" since 2011 has rejuvenated interest in forms of council organisation and action. The European council movements, which developed in the immediate post-First World War era, were the most…

    Hardback – 2018-07-19
    Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory

  • India’s Foreign Policy Discourse and its Conceptions of World Order

    The Quest for Power and Identity, 1st Edition

    By Thorsten Wojczewski

    Given India’s growing power and aspirations in world politics, there has been increasing interest among practitioners and scholars of international relations (IR) in how India views the world. This book offers the first systematic investigation of the world order models in India’s foreign policy…

    Hardback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge Studies on Challenges, Crises and Dissent in World Politics

  • Law, Obligation, Community

    1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel Matthews, Scott Veitch

    Against an ever-expanding and diversifying ‘rights talk’, this book re-opens the question of obligation from not only legal but also ethical, sociological and political perspectives. Its premise is that obligation has a primacy ahead of rights, because rights attach to practices and modes of being…

    Hardback – 2018-06-27
    Critical Studies in Jurisprudence

  • Communalism in Postcolonial India

    Changing contours, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Mujibur Rehman

    This book reconceptualises the idea of communalism in independent India. It locates the changing contours of politics and religion in the country from the colonial times to the present day, and makes an important intervention in understanding the relationship between communalism and communal…

    Hardback – 2018-06-26
    Routledge India

  • Human Dignity

    Perspectives from a Critical Theory of Human Rights, 1st Edition

    Edited by Amos Nascimento, Matthias Lutz Bachmann

    Connecting three generations of critical theorists, this edited collection focuses on the mutual complementarity between the concept of "human dignity" and the theory and practice of human rights. Human dignity has recently emerged as a controversial theme in the philosophy of human rights and has…

    Hardback – 2018-06-19
    Rethinking Political and International Theory

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