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  • Recognition, Conflict and the Problem of Global Ethical Community

    1st Edition

    Edited by Shannon Brincat

    Recognition has become a central thematic in contemporary political, social, and international relations theory. Its fundamentality to social life is apparent in that how we recognise others and are recognized by them is essential to both the identity of individual subjects and the relations…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge

  • Dialectics in World Politics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Shannon Brincat

    This volume explores the conceptual, methodological and praxeological aspects of dialectical analysis in world politics. As dialectics has remained an under-theorised analytical tool in international relations, this volume provides a critical resource for those seeking to deploy dialectics in their…

    Paperback – 2017-04-16
    Routledge
    Rethinking Globalizations

  • Atoms, Bytes and Genes

    Public Resistance and Techno-Scientific Responses, 1st Edition

    By Martin W. Bauer

    "Atom," "byte" and "gene" are metonymies for techno-scientific developments of the 20th century: nuclear power, computing and genetic engineering. Resistance continues to challenge these developments in public opinion. This book traces historical debates over atoms, bytes and genes which raised…

    Paperback – 2016-12-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Social Research and Royal Commissions (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    Edited by Martin Bulmer

    Social scientists have proposed several different models for the relationship between social science theory, empirical social research and the actual making of public social policy. This book, first published in 1980, seeks to provide a critical analysis of the impact of research on policy through…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Social Capital and Economics

    Social Values, Power, and Social Identity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Asimina Christoforou, John B. Davis

    This volume provides a collection of critical new perspectives on social capital theory by examining how social values, power relationships, and social identity interact with social capital. This book seeks to extend this theory into what have been largely under-investigated domains, and, at the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Social Economics

  • Social Capital

    3rd Edition

    By John Field

    The term ‘social capital’ is a way of defining the intangible resources of community, shared values and trust upon which we draw in daily life. It has achieved considerable international currency across the social sciences through the very different work of Pierre Bourdieu in France and James…

    Paperback – 2016-10-21
    Routledge
    Key Ideas

  • Knowledge

    Is Knowledge Power?, 2nd Edition

    By Marian Adolf, Nico Stehr

    As we move through our modern world, the phenomenon we call knowledge is always involved. Whether we talk of know-how, technology, innovation, politics or education, it is the concept of knowledge that ties them all together. But despite its ubiquity as a modern trope we seldom encounter knowledge…

    Paperback – 2016-09-19
    Routledge
    Key Ideas

  • Power, Politics and the Emotions

    Impossible Governance?, 1st Edition

    By Shona Hunter

    How can we rethink ideas of policy failure to consider its paradoxes and contradictions as a starting point for more hopeful democratic encounters? Offering a provocative and innovative theorisation of governance as relational politics, the central argument of Power, Politics and the Emotions is…

    Paperback – 2016-04-21
    Routledge-Cavendish
    Social Justice

  • Rethinking the Politics of Absurdity

    Albert Camus, Postmodernity, and the Survival of Innocence, 1st Edition

    By Matthew H. Bowker

    What does it mean to describe something or someone as absurd? Why did absurd philosophy and literature become so popular amidst the violent conflicts and terrors of the mid- to late-twentieth century? Is it possible to understand absurdity not as a feature of events, but as a psychological posture…

    Paperback – 2015-12-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Civil Disobedience and Deliberative Democracy

    1st Edition

    By William Smith

    Civil disobedience is a public, nonviolent, conscientious yet political act, contrary to law, carried out to communicate opposition to law and policy of government. This book presents a theory of civil disobedience that draws on ideas associated with deliberative democracy. This book explores the…

    Paperback – 2015-09-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • The Art of Post-Dictatorship

    Ethics and Aesthetics in Transitional Argentina, 1st Edition

    By Vikki Bell

    Since the end of the last dictatorship in 1983, Argentina’s visual artists and art-activists have been central to campaigns to demand the criminal prosecution of those initially granted amnesty and to a variety of commemorative projects. In The Art of Post-Dictatorship: Ethics and Aesthetics in…

    Paperback – 2015-09-22
    Routledge
    Transitional Justice

  • Hemingway on Politics and Rebellion

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lauretta Conklin Frederking

    Hemingway has been labeled a ‘communist sympathizer,’ ‘elitist’, and a ‘rugged individualist.’ This volume embraces the complexity of political advocacy in Hemingway’s novels and short stories. Hemingway’s characters physically, intellectually and spiritually become part of resisting current…

    Paperback – 2015-07-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

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