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  • Green Political Theoryby Robert E. Goodin

    Wiley 2013; US$ 29.95

    With their remarkable electoral successes, Green parties worldwide seized the political imagination of friends and foes alike. Mainstream politicians busily disparage them and imitate them in turn. This new book shows that 'greens' deserve to be taken more seriously than that. This is the first full-length philosophical discussion of the green... more...

  • Innovating Democracyby Robert E. Goodin

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 36.99

    In recent years democratic theory has taken a deliberative turn. Instead of merely casting the occasional ballot, deliberative democrats want citizens to reason together. They embrace 'talk as a decision procedure'. But of course thousands or millions of people cannot realistically talk to one another all at once. When putting their theories... more...

  • On Settlingby Robert E. Goodin

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    In a culture that worships ceaseless striving, "settling" seems like giving up. But is it? On Settling defends the positive value of settling, explaining why this disdained practice is not only more realistic but more useful than an excessive ideal of striving. In fact, the book makes the case that we'd all be lost without settling--and that even... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Political Scienceby Robert E. Goodin

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 59.99

    Drawing on the rich resources of the ten-volume series of The Oxford Handbooks of Political Science, this one-volume distillation provides a comprehensive overview of all the main branches of contemporary political science: political theory; political institutions; political behavior; comparative politics; international relations; political economy;... more...

  • Reflective Democracyby Robert E. Goodin

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 49.99

    Democracy used to be seen as a relatively mechanical matter of merely adding up everyone's votes in freeand fair elections. That mechanistic model has many virtues, among them allowing democracy to 'track thetruth', where purely factual issues are all that is at stake. Political disputes invariably mix facts withvalues, however, and then... more...

  • The Theory of Institutional Designby Robert E. Goodin

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 44.00

    This volume illustrates and synthesizes new theories of institutional design recently developed by scholars across a range of disciplines. more...

  • Utilitarianism as a Public Philosophyby Robert E. Goodin

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 48.00

    Goodin defends utilitarianism and shows how it can serve as an excellent guide to public policy makers. more...

  • What's Wrong With Terrorismby Robert E. Goodin

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95

    Terrorists perform terrible acts. They maim, mutilate and kill in pursuit of their goals. The horrifying events of 9/11 and the regular suicide bombings around the world have made terrorism one of the central preoccupations of the twenty-first century. But what is the distinctive wrong of terrorism? Criminal acts such as murder and hijacking are already... more...

  • A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophyby Robert E. Goodin; Thomas W. Pogge; Philip Pettit

    Wiley 2009; US$ 423.95

    This new edition of A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy has been extended significantly to include 55 chapters across two volumes written by some of today's most distinguished scholars. New contributors include some of today’s most distinguished scholars, among them Thomas Pogge, Charles Beitz, and Michael Doyle Provides... more...

  • Global Basic Rightsby Charles R. Beitz; Robert E. Goodin

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 42.99

    Politically, as well as philosophically, concerns with human rights have permeated many of the most important debates on social justice worldwide for fully a half-century. Henry Shue's 1980 book on Basic Rights proved to be a pioneering contribution to those debates, and one that continues to elicit both critical and constructive comment. Global... more...