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  • 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

  • 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

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