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  • 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 Drawing on published and unpublished sources including Shklar’s correspondence, lecture notes, and…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

  • Challenges of Democracy in the 21st Century

    Concepts, Methods, Causality and the Quality of Democracy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Luca Tomini, Giulia Sandri

    The effectiveness and capacity of survival of democratic regimes has been recently and widely questioned in the public and political debate. Both democratic institutions and political actors are increasingly confronted with rapid economic and societal transformations that, at least according to…

    Hardback – 2018-05-03
    Democratization Studies

  • Imagining Neoliberal Globalization in Contemporary World Fiction

    1st Edition

    By Michael Walonen

    We are in the midst of the third tectonic social transformation in human history. Our current transition toward greater forms of transnational interconnection, consumption- and finance-driven rather than production-based capitalism, digital information and cultural flows, and the attendant…

    Hardback – 2018-05-03
    Popular Culture and World Politics

  • Revolution and the State

    Anarchism in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939, 1st Edition

    By Danny Evans

    This book analyses the processes of revolution and state reconstruction that took place in the Republican zone during the Spanish civil war. It focuses on the radical anarchists who sought to advance the revolutionary agenda. Their activity came into conflict with the leaders of the …

    Hardback – 2018-04-30
    Routledge/Canada Blanch Studies on Contemporary Spain

  • Creative Involvement

    The Transition of China's Diplomacy, 1st Edition

    By Yizhou Wang

    With the enhancement of national power, China’s relationship with the outside world is evolving from simple follow-up and passive adaptation to strong participation, proactive engagement and active leadership. That will not only bring about major changes in contemporary international relations and…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30
    China Perspectives

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