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  • The Lucid Vigil

    Deconstruction, Desire and the Politics of Critique, 1st Edition

    By Stella Gaon

    Stella Gaon provides the first fully philosophical account of the critical nature of deconstruction, and she does so by turning in an original way to psychoanalysis. Drawing on close readings of Freud and Laplanche, Gaon argues that Derridean deconstruction is driven by a normative investment in…

    Hardback – 2019-02-11
    Routledge
    Psychoanalytic Political Theory

  • Critical International Relations Theories in East Asia

    Relationality, Subjectivity, and Pragmatism, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kosuke Shimizu

    What do we study when we study International Relations (IR)? This book interrogates the meanings of the established ontology and subjectivity embedded in the discourse of "Western" and "non-Western" IR. We are predisposed to see a nation-state as a unified entity, everlasting and moving towards a…

    Hardback – 2019-02-05
    Routledge
    IR Theory and Practice in Asia

  • American Hegemony in the 21st Century

    A Neo Neo-Gramscian Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Jonathan Pass

    For many years now debates over America hegemony and its supposed decline have circulated academic circles. The neo-Gramscians have greatly enriched our knowledge in this field, developing some key theoretical tools and concepts, yet ontological inconsistencies, notably the downgrading of structure…

    Hardback – 2019-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

  • Deleuze and Guattari's Philosophy of Freedom

    Freedom’s Refrains, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dorothea Olkowski, Eftichis Pirovolakis

    This volume addresses the issue of freedom in the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari. This is all the more challenging in that Deleuze-Guattari almost never use the term freedom, preferring instead, the concept of the refrain. The essays collected in the volume show that freedom has been understood…

    Hardback – 2019-02-05
    Routledge

  • Emotions, Protest, Democracy

    Collective Identities in Contemporary Spain, 1st Edition

    By Emmy Eklundh

    With the rise of both populist parties and social movements in Europe, the role of emotions in politics has once again become key to political debates, and particularly in the Spanish case. Since 2011, the Spanish political landscape has been redrawn. What started as the Indignados movement has now…

    Hardback – 2019-01-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory

  • The Countercultural Logic of Neoliberalism

    1st Edition

    By David Hancock

    Why, since the financial crisis of 2008, has neoliberal capitalism remained seemingly impregnable? Why, when it is shown as no longer capable of delivering on its economic promises does its logic pervade all facets of contemporary life? How has it seduced us? This book examines the seductive appeal…

    Hardback – 2019-01-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Imitation, Contagion, Suggestion

    On Mimesis and Society, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christian Borch

    Terrorist attacks seem to mimic other terrorist attacks. Mass shootings appear to mimic previous mass shootings. Financial traders seem to mimic other traders. It is not a novel observation that people often imitate others. Some might even suggest that mimesis is at the core of human interaction.…

    Hardback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • Rival Conceptions of Freedom in Modern Iran

    An Intellectual History of the Constitutional Revolution, 1st Edition

    By Ahmad Hashemi

    Rival Conceptions of Freedom in Modern Iran is an original historiographic examination of the idea of freedom in early modern Iran within a larger context of the formation of modern Muslim thought. The study develops an appropriate method for the historiography of ideas by taking into consideration…

    Hardback – 2019-01-03
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • Militant Democracy

    The Limits of Democratic Tolerance, 1st Edition

    By Bastiaan Rijpkema

    This book aims to present a comprehensive theory of militant democracy and to answer questions such as: How can a democracy protect itself against its own downfall? And when is intervention against antidemocrats justified? Against the backdrop of historical and current examples, this book examines…

    Hardback – 2018-12-13
    Routledge
    Extremism and Democracy

  • EU Law, Fundamental Rights and National Democracy

    1st Edition

    By Eduardo Gill-Pedro

    The orthodox view is that rights complement democracy. This book critically examines this view in the context of EU fundamental rights, specifically in situations where EU law requires member states to respect EU fundamental rights. It first sets out a legal theoretical account of how human rights…

    Hardback – 2018-12-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Constitutional Law

  • The Two Worlds of Nineteenth Century International Relations

    The Bifurcated Century, 1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel M Green

    This edited volume presents a new, grand and global narrative for international relations (IR) history in the pivotal nineteenth century. Typically considered by IR scholars to be a long century of relative peace after 1815, the contributors offer a reconceptualization of IR in this century,…

    Hardback – 2018-11-28
    Routledge

  • Transatlantic Democracy Assistance

    Promoting Different Models of Democracy, 1st Edition

    By Jan Hornat

    The approaches of EU institutions and the US to democracy assistance often vary quite significantly as both actors choose different means and tactics. The nuances in the understandings of democracy on the part of the EU and the US lead to their promotion of models of democratic governance that are…

    Hardback – 2018-11-19
    Routledge
    Democratization Studies

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