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  • Public Reason

    A Critical Introduction

    By Blain Neufeld

    Because citizens in a culturally diverse democracy hold to different religious and philosophical doctrines, these doctrines often breed political conflict when they inform issues like gay marriage, physician-assisted suicide, education, and abortion. In recent decades, philosophers and political…

    Paperback – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge

  • Urban Walls

    Political and Cultural Meanings of Vertical Structures and Surfaces

    Edited by Andrea Brighenti, Matthias Kärrholm

    In recent years, an increasing number of separation walls have been built around the world. Walls built in urban areas are particularly striking in that they have exacted a heavy toll in terms of human suffering. As territorialising devices, walls can be protective, but the protection they grant is…

    Hardback – 2018-05-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • The Tyranny of the Majority

    History, Concepts, and Challenges

    By Tamás Nyirkos

    Tamás Nyirkos provides a timely and essential reassessment of the concept of the ‘tyranny of the majority’ for the study of democracy today. The analysis is divided into three parts: the first discusses the ‘prehistory’ of majority tyranny; the second reviews the elements of the ‘standard theory’…

    Hardback – 2018-02-21 
    Routledge

  • Region-Making and Cross-Border Cooperation

    New Evidence from Four Continents

    Edited by Elisabetta Nadalutti, Otto Kallscheuer

    This book explores the nature of regions and how they function, particularly at the local and micro-level. Whilst recent years have seen a resurgence in debates around the roles which regions can play in development, the focus has tended to be on 'macro' regional institutions such as the EU, ASEAN,…

    Hardback – 2018-01-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Global Cooperation Series

  • India Migration Report 2017

    Forced Migration

    Edited by S. Irudaya Rajan

    The India Migration Report 2017 examines forced migration caused by political conflicts, climate change, disasters (natural and man-made) and development projects. India accounts for large numbers of internally displaced people in the world. Apart from conflicts and disasters, over the years…

    Hardback – 2017-11-28
    Routledge India

  • Caste in Contemporary India

    2nd Edition

    By Surinder S. Jodhka

    Caste is a contested terrain in India’s society and polity. This book explores contemporary realities of caste in rural and urban India. It examines questions of untouchability, citizenship, social mobility, democratic politics, corporate hiring and Dalit activism. Using rich empirical evidence…

    Paperback – 2017-11-07
    Routledge India

  • Routledge Companion to Media and Humanitarian Action

    Edited by Robin Andersen, Purnaka L. de Silva

    In this moment of unprecedented humanitarian crises, the representations of global disasters are increasingly common media themes around the world. The Routledge Companion to Media and Humanitarian Action explores the interconnections between media, old and new, and the humanitarian challenges that…

    Hardback – 2017-09-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

  • The Routledge Handbook of Metaethics

    Edited by Tristram McPherson, David Plunkett

    This Handbook surveys the contemporary state of the burgeoning field of metaethics. Forty-four chapters, all written exclusively for this volume, provide expert introductions to: the central research programs that frame metaethical discussions the central explanatory challenges, resources,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • The Routledge Handbook of the Ethics of Discrimination

    Edited by Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen

    While it has many connections to other topics in normative and applied ethics, discrimination is a central subject in philosophy in its own right. It plays a significant role in relation to many real-life complaints about unjust treatment or unjust inequalities, and it raises a number of questions…

    Hardback – 2017-08-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Applied Ethics

  • The Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism

    Edited by Jason Brennan, Bas van der Vossen, David Schmidtz

    Libertarians often bill their theory as an alternative to both the traditional Left and Right. The Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism helps readers fully examine this alternative without preaching it to them, exploring the contours of libertarian (sometimes also called classical liberal) thinking…

    Hardback – 2017-08-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • Thinking on Housing

    Words, Memories, Use

    By Peter King

    If we do stop to think on housing, what do we see? What is housing and what does it do? These seem deceptively simple questions, but they are often left unanswered. The reason for this is that a lot of discourse on housing is really a concern for policy-making and the critical evaluation of…

    Hardback – 2017-02-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Housing and Philosophy

  • Myth and the Human Sciences

    Hans Blumenberg's Theory of Myth

    By Angus Nicholls

    This is the first book-length critical analysis in any language of Hans Blumenberg’s theory of myth. Blumenberg can be regarded as the most important German theorist of myth of the second half of the twentieth century, and his Work on Myth (1979) has resonated across disciplines ranging from…

    Paperback – 2016-11-10
    Routledge
    Theorists of Myth

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