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  • For and Against the Stateby John T. Sanders; Jan Narveson

    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...

  • Imagining the Stateby Mark Neocleous

    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...

  • The Making of the Modern Stateby Brian Nelson

    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...

  • Ohnmächtiger Staat?by Jürgen Mackert

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 59.99

    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...

  • Orthocratic State, Theby Martin Sicker

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 85.00

    Provides a wide-ranging critique of many issues in modern political theory argued by conservatives and liberals, libertarians, and egalitarians. more...

  • Political Order and Political Decayby Francis Fukuyama

    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...

  • The Political Thought of William Ockhamby Arthur Stephen McGrade

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 52.00

    A coherent account of Ockham's aims and the principles operating in all his political works. more...

  • Power, Politics and the Emotionsby Shona Hunter

    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...

  • Social Theoryby Michael Marinetto

    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...

  • The Critique of the Stateby Jens Bartelson

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 36.00

    Bartelson's discussion of the suppositions and presuppositions of statehood is informed both historically and philosophically. more...