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  • Marxism and the Stateby Dr Paul Wetherly

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 115.00

    Paul Wetherly provides a restatement and defence of the classical Marxist theory of the state, developing an analytical approach that draws on G.A. Cohen's functional interpretation of Marx's theory of history. Instrumentalist and structuralist arguments are conceived as related causal mechanisms within the functional approach, and the principle of... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Hannah Arendtby Dana Villa

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 30.00

    A distinguished team of contributors examines the primary themes of Arendt's multi-faceted thought. more...

  • Hannah Arendt and International Relationsby Jr. Anthony F. Lang; John Williams

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 34.00

    Hannah Arendt's approach to politics focuses on action and conduct, rather than institutions, constitutions, and states. In light of Arendtian conceptions of politics, essays in this book challenge conventional IR theories. more...

  • Rousseau's Theory of Human Associationby Greg Hill

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 100.00

    The book explores the characteristic features and political consequences of social interaction when the parties' intentions are transparent, and when they are opaque. The author develops a theory of association and uses it to elucidate, assess and extend Rousseau's views of human nature, civil society, the market economy and the republican state. more...

  • Skepticism, Individuality, and Freedomby Bonnie Honig; David R. Mapel

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 84.00

    Major thinkers grapple with the challenge of this renowned liberal thinker. more...

  • The Skeptic's Oakeshottby Steven Anthony Gerencser

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 90.00

    The Skeptic's Oakeshott poses the thesis that Michael Oakeshott's political philosophy is best understood from the vantage point of his skepticism and his intellectual affinity to Hobbes, whose work he commented on extensively. Margaret Thatcher based much of her political philosophy on Oakeshott's theories, but Gerencser shows how she widely misinterpreted... more...

  • A Passion For Democracy -- Benjamin Constantby Tzvetan Todorov

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 25.95

    A subtle and humane exploration of Benjamin Constant, the 19th-century diarist, novelist, psychologist and political theorist -- the first French analyst of democracy. more...

  • The Lacanian Leftby Yannis Stavrakakis

    Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 119.40

    In recent years psychoanalysis – especially Lacanian theory – has been gradually acknowledged as a vital resource in the ongoing re-orientation of contemporary political theory and analysis. Of particular note is that the work of Jacques Lacan is increasingly being used by major political philosophers associated with the Left. This indicates... more...

  • Political Evil in a Global Ageby Patrick Hayden

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    This volume uses elements of Arendt?s theory to engage with four distinctive political problems connected with contemporary globalization: genocide, global poverty, refugees and the domination of the public realm by neoliberal economic globalization. more...

  • Reflections on Rawlsby Shaun P. Young

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 119.95

    The late John Rawls was one of the most inspiring, provocative and influential political philosophers of the twentieth century. In this collection a panel of distinguished political philosophers critically explore the intellectual legacy of Rawls. The essays herein engage Rawls's political theorizing from his earliest published writings in the... more...