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  • Governmentality

    Current Issues and Future Challenges, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ulrich Bröckling, Susanne Krasmann, Thomas Lemke

    Examining questions of statehood, biopolitics, sovereignty, neoliberal reason and the economy, Governmentality explores the advantages and limitations of adopting Michel Foucault's concept of governmentality as an analytical framework. Contributors highlight the differences as well as possible…

    Paperback – 2012-09-05
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Enlightenment Political Thought and Non-Western Societies

    Sultans and Savages, 1st Edition

    By Frederick G. Whelan

    Frederick G. Whelan, a leading scholar of Enlightenment political thought, provides an illuminating and incisive interpretation of key eighteenth and nineteenth century European political thinkers' accounts and assessments of the societies and political institutes of the non-Western world. These…

    Paperback – 2012-07-27
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • The Contemporary Goffman

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Hviid Jacobsen

    The sociology of Erving Goffman has inspired generations of sociologists throughout the world. Students and scholars alike have in Goffman’s unsurpassable and generous ability to capture the world of everyday life discovered an emporium of useful, incisive and quite often humorous analyses,…

    Paperback – 2012-07-27
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Conflict, Security and the Reshaping of Society

    The Civilization of War, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alessandro Dal Lago, Salvatore Palidda

    A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via as well as the OAPEN Library platform, It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license and is part of the OAPEN-UK research project. This…

    Paperback – 2012-05-30
    Routledge Studies in Liberty and Security

  • Social Transnationalism

    Lifeworlds Beyond The Nation-State, 1st Edition

    By Steffen Mau

    In recent decades, the rise of world markets and the technological revolutions in transportation and communication have brought what was once distant and inaccessible within easy reach of the individual. The territorial and social closure that characterized nation-states is fading, and this is…

    Paperback – 2012-05-01
    International Library of Sociology

  • Law, Ethics and the Biopolitical

    1st Edition

    By Amy Swiffen

    Law, Ethics and the Biopolitical explores the idea that legal authority is no longer related to national sovereignty, but to the ‘moral’ attempt to nurture life. The book argues that whilst the relationship between law and ethics has long been a central concern in legal studies, it is now the…

    Paperback – 2012-04-16

  • Security, Law and Borders

    At the Limits of Liberties, 1st Edition

    By Tugba Basaran

    This book focuses on security practices, civil liberties and the politics of borders in liberal democracies. In the aftermath of 9/11, security practices and the denial of human rights and civil liberties are often portrayed as an exception to liberal rule, and seen as institutionally, legally…

    Paperback – 2012-03-22
    Routledge Studies in Liberty and Security

  • Frankfurt School Perspectives on Globalization, Democracy, and the Law

    1st Edition

    By William E. Scheuerman

    Frankfurt School Perspectives on Globalization, Democracy, and the Law makes use of the work of first-generation Frankfurt School theorist Franz L. Neumann, in conjunction with his famous successor, Jürgen Habermas, to try to understand the momentous political and legal transformations generated by…

    Paperback – 2012-02-23
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • The Social after Gabriel Tarde

    Debates and Assessments, 1st Edition

    Edited by Matei Candea

    The social sciences and humanities are now being swept by a Tardean revival, a rediscovery and reappraisal of the work of this truly unique thinker, for whom ‘everything is a society and every science a sociology’. Tarde is being brought forward as the misrecognised forerunner of a post-Durkheimian…

    Paperback – 2012-02-06

  • The International Social Survey Programme 1984-2009

    Charting the Globe, 1st Edition

    Edited by Max Haller, Roger Jowell, Tom W Smith

    The social sciences rely more on the comparative method than on experimental data mainly because the latter is difficult to acquire amongst human populations. The International Social Survey Programme has played a pioneering role in creating and sustaining methodologically-sophisticated mass…

    Paperback – 2012-01-31
    Social Research Today

  • Nationalism and Globalisation

    Conflicting or Complementary?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Daphne Halikiopoulou, Sofia Vasilopoulou

    Nationalism and globalisation are two central phenomena of the modern world, that have both shaped and been shaped by each other, yet few connections have been made systematically between the two. This book brings together leading international scholars to examine the effect of globalisation on…

    Paperback – 2011-09-28

  • Queer Political Performance and Protest

    1st Edition

    By Benjamin Shepard

    From the birth of the Gay Liberation through the rise of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) in 1987, the global justice movement in 1994, the largest day of antiwar protest in world history in February 2003, the Republican National Convention protests in August 2004, and the massive…

    Paperback – 2011-07-15
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

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