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  • Dictatorshipby Carl Schmitt

    Wiley 2014; US$ 69.95

    Now available in English for the first time, Dictatorship is Carl Schmitt’s most scholarly book and arguably a paradigm for his entire work. Written shortly after the Russian Revolution and the First World War, Schmitt analyses the problem of the state of emergency and the power of the Reichspräsident in declaring it. Dictatorship, Schmitt... more...

  • Legitimacy and Politicsby Jean-Marc Coicaud; David Ames Curtis

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 41.00

    Recently corruption, extremism, etc. have raised questions over political legitimacy. Coicaud examines these issues. more...

  • States, Ideologies, and Social Revolutionsby Misagh Parsa

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 36.00

    Analysis of the causes and processes of revolution, drawing on the stories of Iran, Nicaragua, and the Philippines. more...

  • The Power of Sovereigntyby Sayed Khatab

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    The Power of Sovereignty explores the religio-political and philosophical concepts of Sayyid Qutb, one of the most influential political thinkers for contemporary Islamists and who has greatly influenced the likes of Osama Bin Laden. Executed by the Egyptian state in 1966, his books continue to be read and his theory of jahiliyya ?ignorance? is... more...

  • The Political Thought of Sayyid Qutbby Sayed Khatab

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This new book takes a literary approach in its study of Sayyid Qutb, one of the most significant political thinkers for contemporary Islamists and who has greatly influenced the likes of Osama Bin Laden. Executed by the Egyptian state in 1966, his books continue to be read and his theory of jahiliyya ?ignorance? is still of prime importance for... more...

  • Religion, Social Practice, and Contested Hegemoniesby Armando Salvatore; Mark LeVine

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 105.00

    This collection of essays examines how modern public spheres reflect and mask - often both simultaneously - discourses of order, contests for hegemony, and techniques of power in the Muslim world. It builds on scholarship that re-imagines theories and practices of the public in modern and contemporary societies. While examining disparate time periods... more...

  • Political Legitimization without Morality?by Jorg Kuhnelt

    Springer 2008; US$ 149.00

    Within their territories, states claim to be the only authority to determine the law and to use coercive power to punish those who act illegally. Both claims are considered to be acceptable, provided a state acts in accordance with the framework of a legitimate constitution. However, the task of specifying the properties of a legitimate constitution... more...

  • Political Revolutions of the 18th, 19th, and 20th Centuriesby Tim McNeese

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 84.00

    An encyclopaedic survey of political revolutions, covering three centuries; In addition to substantial essay-length entries, Political Revolutions features sidebars and timelines, a chronology, bibliography, primary documents source, and appendices McNeese and Crompton examine the origins and nature of selected political revolutions in the past three... more...

  • Revolution, Rebellion, Resistanceby Eric Selbin

    Zed Books 2010; US$ 29.95

    In this ground-breaking book, Eric Selbin argues that we need to look beyond the economic, political, and social structural conditions to the thoughts and feelings of the people who make revolutions. In particular, he argues, we need to understand the stories people relay and rework of past injustices as they struggle in the present toward a better... more...

  • Three Anarchical Fallaciesby William A. Edmundson

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 43.00

    This book exposes fallacies inspired by the idea that coercion seems inseparable from government and in doing so shows that living in a just state remains a worthy ideal. more...