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  • Governance and Constitutionalism

    Law, Politics and Institutional Neutrality, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bogdan Iancu, Elena Simina Tănăsescu

    This collection studies the rise of neutral bodies as a challenge to the constitutional paradigm of the nation state. Administrative entities such as commissions, agencies, councils, authorities or ‘independent agencies’ as they are sometimes known, are relatively autonomous from majoritarian…

    Hardback – 2018-11-06
    Routledge
    Studies in the Sociology of Law

  • Political Silence

    Meanings, Functions and Ambiguity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sophia Dingli, Thomas N. Cooke

    The notion of ‘silence’ in Politics and International Relations has come to imply the absence of voice in political life and, as such, tends to be scholastically prescribed as the antithesis of political power and political agency. However, from Emma Gonzáles’s three minutes of silence as part…

    Hardback – 2018-11-06
    Routledge
    Interventions

  • The World Multiple

    The Quotidian Politics of Knowing and Generating Entangled Worlds, 1st Edition

    Edited by Keiichi Omura, Grant Jun Otsuki, Shiho Satsuka, Atsuro Morita

    The World Multiple, as a collection, is an ambitious ethnographic experiment in understanding how the world is experienced and generated in multiple ways through people’s everyday practices. Against the dominant assumption that the world is a single universal reality that can only be known by…

    Hardback – 2018-11-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • The Poetics of International Politics

    Fact and Fiction in Narrative Representations of World Affairs, 1st Edition

    By Milan Babík

    A cutting-edge contribution to the aesthetic turn in international relations scholarship, this book exposes the role of poetic techniques in constituting the reality of international politics. It has two symmetrical goals: to illuminate the nonempirical fictions of factual international relations…

    Hardback – 2018-11-06
    Routledge

  • Revolution and History in Walter Benjamin

    A Conceptual Analysis, 1st Edition

    By Alison Ross

    This book places Benjamin’s writing on revolution in the context of his conception of historical knowledge. The fundamental problem that faces any analysis of Benjamin’s approach to revolution is that he deploys notions that belong to the domain of individual experience. His theory of modernity…

    Hardback – 2018-11-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy

  • Protecting the Internally Displaced

    Rhetoric and Reality, 1st Edition

    By Phil Orchard

    Today, there are over 40 million conflict-induced internally displaced persons (IDPs) globally, almost double the number of refugees. Yet, IDPs are protected only by the soft-law Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement at the global level. Instead of a dedicated international organization, IDPs…

    Hardback – 2018-10-30
    Routledge
    Global Institutions

  • Modern Dystopian Fiction and Political Thought

    Narratives of World Politics, 1st Edition

    By Adam Stock

    Over the past few years, ‘dystopia’ has become a word with increasing cultural currency. This volume argues that we live in dystopian times, and more specifically that a genre of fiction called "dystopia" has, above others, achieved symbolic cultural value in representing fears and anxieties about…

    Hardback – 2018-10-30
    Routledge
    Popular Culture and World Politics

  • Borderless Worlds for Whom?

    Ethics, Moralities and Mobilities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anssi Paasi, Eeva-Kaisa Prokkola, Jarkko Saarinen, Kaj Zimmerbauer

    The optimism heralded by the end of the Cold War and the idea of an emerging borderless world was soon shadowed by conflicts, wars, terrorism, and new border walls. Migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees have simultaneously become key political figures. Border and mobility studies are now two sides…

    Hardback – 2018-10-30
    Routledge
    Border Regions Series

  • Sovereign Excess, Legitimacy and Resistance

    1st Edition

    By Francescomaria Tedesco

    When talking about his film Salò, Pasolini claimed that nothing is more anarchic than power, because power does whatever it wants, and what power wants is totally arbitrary. And yet, upon examining the murderous capital of modern sovereignty, the fragility emerges of a power whose existence depends…

    Hardback – 2018-10-25
    Routledge

  • The Meanings of Violence

    From Critical Theory to Biopolitics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gavin Rae, Emma Ingala

    Violence has long been noted to be a fundamental aspect of the human condition. Traditionally, however, philosophical discussions have tended to approach it through the lens of warfare and/or limit it to physical forms. This changed in the twentieth century as the nature and meaning of ‘violence’…

    Hardback – 2018-10-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • The Use of Force under International Law

    Lawyerized States in a Legalized World, 1st Edition

    By Fernando G. Nuñez-Mietz

    The international system is becoming increasingly legalized, with legal arguments and legal advisors playing an increasingly important part in the state policymaking process. Presenting a practice-oriented theory of compliance with international law, this book shows how international law affects…

    Hardback – 2018-10-19
    Routledge
    New International Relations

  • Jane Mansbridge

    Participation, Deliberation, Legitimate Coercion, 1st Edition

    Edited by Melissa S. Williams

    Jane Mansbridge’s intellectual career is marked by field-shifting contributions to democratic theory, feminist scholarship, political science methodology, and the empirical study of social movements and direct democracy. Her work has fundamentally challenged existing paradigms in both normative…

    Hardback – 2018-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovators in Political Theory

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