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  • Levinas and the Politicalby Howard Caygill

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 52.95

    Howard Caygill systematically explores for the first time the relationship between Levinas' thought and the political. From Levinas' early writings in the face of National Socialism to controversial political statements on Israeli and French politics, Caygill analyses themes such as the deconstruction of metaphysics, embodiment, the face and alterity.... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Political Evil in a Global Ageby Patrick Hayden

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    Hannah Arendt is widely regarded as one of the twentieth century?s most powerful political theorists. The purpose of this book is to make an innovative contribution to the newly emerging literature connecting Arendt to international political theory and debates surrounding globalization. In recent years the work of Arendt has gathered increasing... 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...

  • The Rights of Manby Thomas Paine

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    Written in a fit of pique brought about by Edmund Burke's blistering attack of the French Revolution, Paine's The Rights of Man has come to be regarded as one of the most important works in the realm of Western political philosophy. In it, Paine contends that some rights that are granted through natural law, rather than by governments or constitutions.... more...