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  • Rawls and the Environmental Crisis

    1st Edition

    By Dominic Welburn

    The liberal political theorist John Rawls, despite remaining largely silent on ‘green concerns’, was writing during a time of increasing awareness that the ecological stability of the earth is being compromised by human activity. Rawls’s reluctance to engage with such concerns, however, has not…

    Hardback – 2016-12-12
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • A Radically Democratic Response to Global Governance

    Dystopian Utopias, 1st Edition

    By Margaret Stout, Jeannine M. Love

    This book presents a critique of dominant governance theories grounded in an understanding of existence as a static, discrete, mechanistic process, while also identifying the failures of theories that assume dynamic alternatives of either a radically collectivist or individualist nature.…

    Hardback – 2016-12-12
    Transnational Law and Governance

  • Imaginaries of Modernity

    Politics, Cultures, Tensions, 1st Edition

    By John Rundell

    This book offers a new perspective on the issue of modernity through a series of interconnected essays. Drawing centrally on the works of Castoriadis, Luhmann, Heller and Lefort, and in critical discussion with Weber, Durkheim, Simmel, Adorno, Habermas and Taylor, the author argues that modernity…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Towards a Political Theory of the University

    Public reason, democracy and higher education, 1st Edition

    By Morgan White

    Towards a Political Theory of the University argues that state and market forces threaten to diminish the legitimacy, authority and fundamental purposes of higher education systems. The political role of higher education has been insufficiently addressed by academics in recent decades. By applying…

    Hardback – 2016-12-02
    New Directions in the Philosophy of Education

  • Asylum Seekers, Sovereignty, and the Senses of the International

    A Politico-corporeal Struggle, 1st Edition

    By Eeva Puumala

    The confrontation between asylum seeking and sovereignty has mainly focused on ways in which the movement and possibilities of refugees and migrants are limited. In this volume, instead of departing from the practices of governance and surveillance, Puumala begins with the moving body, its…

    Hardback – 2016-11-28

  • Radicalizing Democracy for the Twenty-first century

    1st Edition

    By Jane Mummery

    While the subject of democracy has been explored by philosophers since ancient times, in the last few decades democracy has been taken for granted in the West as the political norm. The recognition of democracy as an empty concept in Western political discourse and the emergence of theories of…

    Hardback – 2016-11-24

  • Complex Political Decision-Making

    Leadership, Legitimacy and Communication, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Bursens, Christ'l De Landtsheer, Luc Braeckmans, Barbara Segaert

    Political and societal elites are increasingly confronted with complex environments in which they need to take collective decisions. Decision-makers are faced with policy issues situated at different intertwined levels which need to be negotiated with different actors. The negotiation and…

    Hardback – 2016-11-14

  • Democracy and Justice

    Reading Derrida in Istanbul, 1st Edition

    By Agnes Czajka

    This book explores the possibilities offered by Derrida’s work on democracy for interpreting contemporary struggles over democracy in Turkey. The relationship between democracy and justice seems of unquestionable importance to Derrida, with democracy and justice held in tension by deconstruction.…

    Hardback – 2016-11-09
    Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory

  • The Decline of Nation-States after the Arab Spring

    The Rise of Communitocracy, 1st Edition

    By Imad Salamey

    Surveying the causes of the Arab Spring, and revealing the governing trends arising from it, this book examines various international relation theories through the lens of the experiences of the countries in the Middle East and North Africa region. It takes the events of the Arab Spring as an…

    Hardback – 2016-11-04

  • Rethinking Political Risk

    Concepts, Theories, Challenges, 1st Edition

    By Cecilia Emma Sottilotta

    Political risk was first introduced as a component for assessing risk not directly linked to economic factors following the flow of capital from the US to Europe after the Second World War. However, the concept has rapidly gained relevance since, with both public and private institutions developing…

    Hardback – 2016-10-25

  • Lebanon after the Syrian Withdrawal

    External Intervention, Power-Sharing and Political Instability, 1st Edition

    By Ohannes Geukjian

    Lebanon experienced serious instability and ethno-national conflict following the Syrian withdrawal in 2005, compounded by the Arab Spring, which led to regional instability and civil war in Iraq and Syria. Why did consociational democracy fail? Was failure inevitable? What impact could external…

    Hardback – 2016-10-24

  • John G. Gunnell

    History, Discourses and Disciplines, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christopher C. Robinson

    John Gunnell has compelled political theorists to rethink their relation to political science, the history of political thought, the philosophy of social science and political reality. His thinking has been shaped by encounters with Heidegger and Plato, Wittgenstein and Austin, the Berkeley School…

    Hardback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge Innovators in Political Theory

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