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  • Rethinking Hobbes and Kant

    The Role and Consequences of Assumption in Political Theory

    By Chia-Yu Chou

    Rethinking Hobbes and Kant argues that predominant approaches to the theoretical relationship between Hobbes and Kant have reached conclusions that were pre-digested in assumptions about the ‘isms’ which these two writers are propounding. Chou shows how these assumptions have inhibited commentators…

    Hardback – 2016-08-08 
    Routledge
    Rethinking Political and International Theory

  • Fairness and Justice in Natural Resource Politics

    Edited by Melanie Pichler, Cornelia Staritz, Karin Küblböck, Christina Plank, Werner Raza, Fernando Ruiz Peyré

    As demand for natural resources increases due to the rise in world population and living standards, conflicts over their access and control are becoming more prevalent. This book critically assesses different approaches to and conceptualizations of resource fairness and justice and applies them to…

    Hardback – 2016-08-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • The Anglo-American Tradition of Liberty

    A view from Europe

    By João Carlos Espada

    Joao Carlos Espada's provocative survey of a group of key Anglo-American and European political thinkers argues that there is a distinctive, Anglo-American tradition of liberty that is one of the core pillars of the Free World. Giving a broad overview of the tradition through summaries of the…

    Hardback – 2016-05-30 
    Routledge

  • Vulnerability

    Challenging Bioethics

    By Henk ten Have

    Alongside globalization, the sense of vulnerability among people and populations has increased. We feel vulnerable to disease as new infections spread rapidly across the globe, while disasters and climate change make health increasingly precarious. Moreover, clinical trials of new drugs often…

    Paperback – 2016-04-08
    Routledge

  • Public Opinion and Democracy in Transitional Regimes

    A Comparative Perspective

    Edited by Juliet Pietsch, Michael Miller, Jeffrey Karp

    Despite the enthusiasm surrounding the Colour Revolutions and the Arab Spring, the world’s share of democracies has stagnated over the past 15 years. The steady rise of China, Russia, and Iran has also led to warnings of a resurgence of "authoritarian great powers", especially in light of the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-17
    Routledge

  • Ethics and Experiments

    Problems and Solutions for Social Scientists and Policy Professionals

    Edited by Scott Desposato

    For most of political science's history, discussions about professional ethics had nothing to do with human subjects. Professional ethics involved integrity in the classroom, fair tenure and promotion rule, and the careful avoidance of plagiarism. As most research was observational, there was…

    Paperback – 2015-12-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Experimental Political Science

  • Resisting Injustice and the Feminist Ethics of Care in the Age of Obama

    “Suddenly,…All the Truth Was Coming Out”

    By David A.J. Richards

    David A. J. Richards’s Resisting Injustice and The Feminist Ethics of Care in The Age of Obama: "Suddenly,…All The Truth Was Coming Out" builds on his and Carol Gilligan’s The Deepening Darkness to examine the roots of the resistance movements of the 1960s, the political psychology behind…

    Paperback – 2015-10-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

  • Legitimacy and Drones

    Investigating the Legality, Morality and Efficacy of UCAVs

    By Steven J. Barela

    Unmanned combat air vehicles, or in common parlance 'drones', have become a prominent instrument in US efforts to counter an objective (and subjective) cross-border terrorist threat with lethal force. As a result, critical questions abound on the legitimacy of their use. In a series of…

    Hardback – 2015-09-28
    Routledge
    Emerging Technologies, Ethics and International Affairs

  • The Shadow of Kenyan Democracy

    Widespread Expectations of Widespread Corruption

    By Dominic Burbidge

    Why has democracy failed to reduce corruption in Kenya? Framing the challenge in game theoretical terms, Dominic Burbidge examines how mutual expectations between citizens dictate the success or failure of political reforms. Since 1992, Kenya has conducted multiparty elections with the hope of…

    Hardback – 2015-09-28
    Routledge

  • Super Soldiers

    The Ethical, Legal and Social Implications

    By Jai Galliott, Mianna Lotz

    The Spartan City State produced what is probably one of the most iconic and ruthless military forces in recorded history. They believed that military training and education began at birth. Post-World War II saw a shift to army tanks, fighter jets and missiles that would go on to fight the next huge…

    Hardback – 2015-09-28
    Routledge
    Emerging Technologies, Ethics and International Affairs

  • Morality Policies in Europe

    Concepts, Theories and Empirical Evidence

    Edited by Christoph Knill

    The regulation of issues like abortion, euthanasia, gun control, same-sex unions, pornography, prostitution, drugs, or gambling is commonly referred to a special class of so called morality policies. The distinctive feature of these policies is that politics are shaped by conflicts over first…

    Paperback – 2015-09-04
    Routledge
    Journal of European Public Policy Special Issues as Books

  • Commercial Space Exploration

    Ethics, Policy and Governance

    By Jai Galliott

    Not since man set foot on the moon over four decades ago has there been such passion and excitement about space exploration. This enthusiasm and eagerness has been spurred on by the fact that for the first time since the very beginning of the space age, space travel is no longer limited to an elite…

    Hardback – 2015-08-28
    Routledge
    Emerging Technologies, Ethics and International Affairs

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