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  • Die Natur der Sittlichkeitby Filipe Campello

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 36.00

    In this book, Filipe Campello works out a Hegelian concept of human nature for the delineation of a Theory of Institutions. He considers the relation between nature and institutions in a twofold manner. A descriptive perspective refers to the role of feelings and affect within social practices. A second, normative perspective investigates the contribution... more...

  • Ambivalenzen des Alltagsby Brigitte Bargetz

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 46.00

    Political theory is currently marked by lively discussion, not least in response to changing social conditions. Brigitte Bargetz siezes on these current debates and puts forward a new direction of political thought using the concept of the everyday: Following Henri Lefebvre, Agnes Heller, and Lawrence Grossberg, she outlines a complex theory of everyday... more...

  • The Communist Postscriptby Boris Groys; Thomas Ford

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 19.95

    Since Plato, philosophers have dreamed of establishing a rational state ruled through the power of language. In this radical and disturbing account of Soviet philosophy, Boris Groys argues that communism shares that dream and is best understood as an attempt to replace financial with linguistic bonds as the cement uniting society. The transformative... more...

  • On the Abolition of All Political Partiesby Simone Weil; Simon Leys; Simon Leys; Czeslaw Milosz

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 14.00

    An NYRB Classics Original  Simone Weil?philosopher, activist, mystic?is one of the most uncompromising of modern spiritual masters. In ?On the Abolition of All Political Parties? she challenges the foundation of the modern liberal political order, making an argument that has particular resonance today, when the apathy and anger of the people and... more...

  • Comradely Greetingsby Slavoj Zizek; Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 9.95

    ?We are the rebels asking for the storm, and believing that truth is only to be found in an endless search ... Two years of prison for Pussy Riot is our tribute to a destiny that gave us sharp ears, allowing us to sound the note A when everyone else is used to hearing G flat.? In an extraordinary exchange of letters, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, imprisoned... more...

  • The Frankfurt School, Jewish Lives, and Antisemitismby Jack Jacobs

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    This book explores the ways in which the Jewish backgrounds of leading Frankfurt School Critical Theorists shaped their lives, work, and ideas. more...

  • Roma in Europeby Ioana Bunescu

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This path-breaking book explains the processes through which the heterogeneous population of Roma in Europe constitutes itself into a transnational collective identity through the practices and discourses of everyday life, as well as through those of identity politics. It illustrates how the collective identity formation of the Roma in Europe is constituted... more...

  • The Warrior, Military Ethics and Contemporary Warfareby Pauline M. Kaurin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    While there has been extensive discussion on what counts as military professionalism, that is what makes a soldier, sailor or other military personnel a professional, the warrior archetype (varied for the various roles and service branches) still holds sway in the military self-conception, rooted as it is in the more existential notions of war, honor... more...

  • Parties, Elections and Electoral Contestsby Marc Guinjoan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    According to the Duvergerian theories, in the long run, only viable parties are expected to stand for elections. Non-viable parties should join a pre-electoral coalition with another party or withdraw from competition entirely. Why then do non-viable political parties throughout the world systematically continue presenting candidates? This book argues... more...

  • Marxism and Philosophyby Karl Korsch; Fred Halliday

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 17.95

    In Marxism and Philosophy Korsch argues for a reexamination of the relationship between Marxist theory and bourgeois philosophy, and insists on the centrality of the Hegelian dialectic and a commitment to revolutionary praxis. Although widely attacked in its time, Marxism and Philosophy has attained a place among the most important works of twentieth-century... more...