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- Princeton University Press 2007; US$ 49.95
This book argues that many of the basic concepts that we use to describe and analyze our governmental system are out of date.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...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 49.99
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...
- BRILL 2011; US$ 175.00
Containing the latest scholarship by an international group of scholars, this book provides an essential guide both to the life and works of Marsilius of Padua as well as to the leading interpretive debates surrounding one of the greatest thinkers of the Latin Middle Ages. more...
- SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 336.00
The Encyclopedia of Governance provides a one-stop point of reference for the diverse and complex topics surrounding governance for the period between the collapse of the post-war consensus and the rise of neoliberal regimes in the 1970s. This comprehensive resource concentrates primarily on topics related to the changing nature and role of the state... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1996; US$ 45.99
Is government justified? This perennial question is central to political philosophy and has never been more alive than at the present time, in the midst of continuing political and social upheaval worldwide. This collection of new essays by thirteen philosophers addresses questions of political authority in light of recent work in political theory.... more...
- Profile Books 2014; US$ 11.98
In The Origins of Political Order, Francis Fukuyama took us from the dawn of mankind to the French and American Revolutions. Here, he picks up the thread again in the second instalment of his definitive account of mankind's emergence as a political animal. This is the story of how state, law and democracy developed after these cataclysmic events,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
How can we rethink ideas of policy failure to consider its paradoxes and contradictions as a starting point for more hopeful democratic encounters? Offering a provocative and innovative theorisation of governance as relational politics, the central argument of Power, Politics and the Emotions is that there are sets of affective dynamics which complicate... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 57.95
The modern state is hugely important in our everyday lives. It takes nearly half our income in taxes. It registers our births, marriages and deaths. It educates our children and pays our pensions. It has a unique power to compel, in some cases exercising the ultimate sanction of preserving life or ordering death. Yet most of us would struggle to say... more...