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  • Acting Like a State

    Kosovo and the Everyday Making of Statehood, 1st Edition

    By Gëzim Visoka

    How do emerging states obtain international recognition and secure membership of international organisations in contemporary world politics? This book provides the first in-depth study of Kosovo’s diplomatic approach to becoming a sovereign state by obtaining international recognition and securing…

    Hardback – 2018-06-18

  • The Iron Cage Revisited

    Max Weber in the Neoliberal Era, 1st Edition

    By R. Bruce Douglass

    At the start of the twentieth century, when Germany, among other nations, was undergoing industrialization, Max Weber famously characterized modern life in words that have often been translated as "iron cage." During the industrial era, that image caught on and was often used by scholars to express…

    Hardback – 2018-06-14
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • The Politics of Energy Security

    Critical Security Studies, New Materialism and Governmentality, 1st Edition

    By Johannes Kester

    Energy security is known for its ‘slippery’ nature and subsequent broad range of definitions. Instead of another attempt to grasp its essence, this book offers a critical reflection that problematizes the use of energy security itself. After a short historical and methodological analysis of the…

    Hardback – 2018-06-14
    Routledge Explorations in Energy Studies

  • Postcolonial Writing in the Era of World Literature

    Texts, Territories, Globalizations, 1st Edition

    By Baidik Bhattacharya

    This book explores the debates surrounding two dynamic fields – postcolonial studies and world literature. Contrary to many dominant narratives in critical theory, it asserts that as an analytical framework the idea of world literature is dead: the nineteenth-century ideal of world literature…

    Hardback – 2018-06-13
    Routledge India

  • The Legitimacy of Citizen-led Deliberative Democracy

    The G1000 in Belgium, 1st Edition

    By Didier Caluwaerts, Min Reuchamps

    For deliberative democrats, the strength of any democracy is public deliberation, the frequent and reasoned discussion between citizens on political issues. Despite all the theoretical claims made about deliberative systems, the question remains how to empirically assess both the legitimacy and…

    Hardback – 2018-06-08
    Democratization Studies

  • Post-Fukushima Activism

    Politics and Knowledge in the Age of Precarity, 1st Edition

    By Azumi Tamura

    Political disillusionment is widespread in contemporary society. In Japan, the search for the ‘outside’ of a stagnant reality sometimes leads marginalised young people to a disastrous image of social change. The Fukushima nuclear disaster was the realisation of such an image, triggering the largest…

    Hardback – 2018-06-05
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Emotional Motives in International Relations

    Rage, Rancour and Revenge, 1st Edition

    By Rupert Brodersen

    The study of emotions in International Relations is gaining wide-spread attention. Within the "emotional turn" in IR the emotion of rage however has not been given sufficient attention, instead being used as short-hand for irrationality and excess. Rage is arguably one of the oldest and most…

    Hardback – 2018-06-04
    Routledge Research in International Relations Theory

  • Rethinking Liberalism for the 21st Century

    The Skeptical Radicalism of Judith Shklar, 1st Edition

    By Giunia Gatta

    Rethinking Liberalism for the 21st Century offers an indispensable reexamination of the life, work, and interventions of a prominent liberal political theorist of the 20th century: Judith Shklar. Drawing on published and unpublished sources including Shklar’s correspondence, lecture notes, and…

    Hardback – 2018-05-22
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • 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
    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

  • The Global Gandhi

    Essays in Comparative Political Philosophy, 1st Edition

    By Ramin Jahanbegloo

    This book is a comparative study of Gandhi’s philosophy and analyzes his relevance to modern political thought. It traces the intellectual origins of Gandhi’s nonviolence as well as his engagement with Western thinkers – ancient as well as his contemporaries. The author discusses Gandhi’s…

    Hardback – 2018-05-09
    Routledge India

  • Human Capital in Gender and Development

    1st Edition

    By Sydney Calkin

    Human Capital in Gender and Development addresses timely feminist debates about the relationship between feminism, neoliberalism, and international development. The book engages with human capital theory, a labour economics theory associated with the Chicago School that now animates a wide range of…

    Hardback – 2018-05-03
    Routledge Studies in Gender and Global Politics

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