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Essential Political Philosophy: Flash

by Mel Thompson

The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Essential Political Philosophy is a short,...


Scales of Justice: Reimagining Political Space in a Globalizing World

by Nancy Fraser

Until recently, struggles for justice proceeded against the background of a taken-for-granted frame: the bounded territorial state. With that "Westphalian" picture of political space assumed by default, the...


The Ethics of Voting

by Jason Brennan

Nothing is more integral to democracy than voting. Most people believe that every citizen has the civic duty or moral obligation to vote, that any sincere vote is morally acceptable, and that buying, selling,...


Colonialism and Its Legacies

by Jacob T. Levy

Colonialism and Its Legacy brings together essays by leading scholars in both the fields of political theory and the history of political thought about European colonialism and its legacies, and postcolonial...


Social Inquiry After Wittgenstein and Kuhn: Leaving Everything as It Is

by John G. Gunnell

John G. Gunnell argues that a distinctive feature of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s work after 1930 was his turn to a conception of philosophy as a form of social inquiry and that Thomas Kuhn’s approach to the philosophy...


A Revolution of the Mind: Radical Enlightenment and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Democracy

by Jonathan Israel

Democracy, free thought and expression, religious tolerance, individual liberty, political self-determination of peoples, sexual and racial equality--these values have firmly entered the mainstream in the decades...


Rawls, Citizenship, and Education

by M Victoria Costa

This book develops and applies a unified interpretation of John Rawls' theory of justice as fairness in order to clarify the account of citizenship that Rawls relies upon, and the kind of educational policies...


Citizen Machiavelli

by Mark Hulliung

Machiavelli has been viewed as the forerunner of the humanists of our day, liberals and socialists, who have discovered that moral ends sometimes require immoral means. Against this interpretation, Mark Hulliung...


Marx: A Beginner's Guide

by Andrew Collier

Breathing new life into the achievements of Karl Marx, this accessible and jargon-free introduction is a timely reminder of his undiminished influence. Andrew Collier's engaging text not only introduces the...


Machiavelli: A Beginner's Guide

by Cary J. Nederman

Machiavelli has been among the most commented upon, criticized and feared thinkers of the modern world. Infamous for his support of brutality and repression as valid political instruments, he is often portrayed...


A Year on The Sauce

by Brendan Montague

Brendan Montague left Fleet Street to pursue his passion: reporting. But can bloggers take on bankers, conglomerates, polluters - and win?


Reforming Law and Economy for a Sustainable Earth: Critical Thought for Turbulent Times

by Paul Anderson

Few concerns preoccupy contemporary progressive thought as much as the issue of how to achieve a sustainable human society. The problems impeding this goal include those of how to arrest induced global environmental...


Starve and Immolate: The Politics of Human Weapons

by Banu Bargu

Starve and Immolate tells the story of leftist political prisoners in Turkey who waged a deadly struggle against the introduction of high security prisons by forging their lives into weapons. Through an innovative...


Intimate Strangers: Arendt, Marcuse, Solzhenitsyn, and Said in American Political Discourse

by Andreea Deciu Ritivoi

Hannah Arendt, Herbert Marcuse, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, and Edward Said each steered major intellectual and political schools of thought shaping American political discourse after World War II. Yet none of them...


The Essential Mae Brussell: Investigations of Fascism in America

by Mae Brussell, Alex Constantine & Paul Krassner

Fascinating research from the woman who inspired an entire generation of anti-Fascist conspiratorial investigations.


Jewish Philosophical Politics in Germany, 1789-1848

by Sven-Erik Rose

A provocative look at how Jewish intellectuals thought about Jewish religion and existence within a German philosophical tradition


New Worlds for Old: A Plain Account of Modern Socialism

by H. G. Wells

Though he is today best remembered as an important early innovator in the field of science fiction who created such works as The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine, H. G. Wells was also an important political...


The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism

by Bertrand Russell

Though chiefly recognized as a towering figure in twentieth-century philosophy, Bertrand Russell also focused his attention on matters related to politics, culture, and society. The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism...


Political Ideals

by Bertrand Russell

A major contributor to twentieth-century philosophy, British-born thinker Bertrand Russell is credited as one of the key figures in the founding of the field of analytic philosophy. Throughout his life, he flirted...


Proposed Roads to Freedom

by Bertrand Russell

Prodigiously talented and prolific British philosopher Bertrand Russell is credited with many important contributions to the discipline, including playing a key role in the development of analytic philosophy....