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- Lexington Books 2005; US$ 42.99
The essays in this volume take stock of recent scholarly developments and revisit old assumptions about the significance of Augustine of Hippo for political thought. They do so from many different perspectives, examining the anthropological and theological underpinnings of Augustine's thought, his critique of politics, his development of his own political... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2003; US$ 36.00
Examines the way that the state has been imagined in terms traditionally associated with human subjectivity: body, mind, personality and home. This book weaves a set of arguments concerning the three icons of the political imagination - the political collective, the sovereign agency and the enemy figure. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 41.00
Nelson provides a historical overview of the theoretical and ideological evolution of the modern state, from pre-state and pre-modern state formations to the present. A major theme of the book is the need to understand the modern state holistically, as a totality of social, political, and ideological factors. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 46.00
Contemporary state theories have philosophical and theoretical antecedents that can be traced to post-classical social and political thought: their influences can be traced to feminism, structuralism and poststructuralism, cultural theory, and network analysis. This book considers the philosophical and theoretical heritage of state theory. more...
- Princeton University Press 2007; US$ 52.50 US$ 45.15
This book argues that many of the basic concepts that we use to describe and analyze our governmental system are out of date. Developed in large part during the Middle Ages, they fail to confront the administrative character of modern government. These concepts, which include power, discretion, democracy, legitimacy, law, rights, and property,... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 85.00
Sicker argues that it is the achievement of orthocracy as the motivating concept of the state rather than democracy as its optimum form that is crucial for mankind in the 21st century, notwithstanding that the widespread adoption of substantive democracy may be the best currently conceivable means for reaching the goal of universal responsible statehood.... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 40.33
Das Ende des Staates zu verkünden hat im politischen und sozialwissenschaftlichen Diskurs Tradition, und so gilt staatliches Handeln seit der enttäuschten Planungseuphorie der 1970er Jahre als Synonym für Unzulänglichkeit und Ineffektivität. Mit dem Siegeszug der neoliberalen Ideologie hat sich der Ton weiter verschärft. In der aktuellen Globalisierungsdebatte... more...