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Political

  • Understanding Statebuildingby Rebecca Richards

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Much analysis of state building focusses on dissecting specific projects and attempting to identify what has gone ‘wrong’ in states such as Afghanistan and Iraq. What draws less attention is what has gone ‘right’ in non-interventionist statebuilding projects within 'unrecognised’ states. By examining this model in more... more...

  • Against Old Europeby Raphael Schlembach

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Exploring the work of key theorists critical of globalization, including Habermas, Negri, Holloway, Postone and de Benoist, this book examines critical theory approaches to alter-globalization, illustrated with concrete examples of movements within contemporary Europe. In so doing, it invites readers to explore the charges of nationalism, anti-Americanism... more...

  • Liminality and the Modernby Bjørn Thomassen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Liminality and the Modern offers a comprehensive introduction to this concept, discussing its development and laying out a conceptual and experiential framework for thinking about change in terms of liminality. Applying this framework to questions surrounding the implosion of ‘non-spaces’, the analysis of major historical periods and the... more...

  • Compulsory Votingby Jason Brennan; Lisa Hill

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Leading political theorists Jason Brennan and Lisa Hill debate the drawbacks and benefits of voter turnout. more...

  • What Would Socrates Do?by Joel Alden Schlosser

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    Challenges popular modern views of Socrates by examining the political significance of his activity in ancient Athens. more...

  • Citizenship and the Pursuit of the Worthy Lifeby David Thunder

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 68.00

    This book argues that the insulation of public life from the ethical standpoint puts in jeopardy the legitimacy and survival of our political communities. more...

  • Freedom Is Powerby Lawrence Hamilton

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    Proposes a novel, sophisticated and realistic account of freedom as power through political representation. more...

  • The Far Reachesby Michael Gubser

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    When future historians chronicle the twentieth century, they will see phenomenology as one of the preeminent social and ethical philosophies of its age. The phenomenological movement not only produced systematic reflection on common moral concerns such as distinguishing right from wrong and explaining the status of values; it also called on philosophy... more...

  • Roman Political Thoughtby Dean Hammer

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    This book is the first comprehensive treatment of Roman political thought, arguing that Romans engaged in wide-ranging reflections on politics. more...

  • Equal Recognitionby Alan Patten

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Conflicting claims about culture are a familiar refrain of political life in the contemporary world. On one side, majorities seek to fashion the state in their own image, while on the other, cultural minorities press for greater recognition and accommodation. Theories of liberal democracy are at odds about the merits of these competing claims. Multicultural... more...