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Sovereignty: The Origin and Future of a Political Concept

by Dieter Grimm & Belinda Cooper

Dieter Grimm’s accessible introduction to the concept of sovereignty ties the evolution of the idea to historical events, from the religious conflicts of sixteenth-century Europe to today’s trends in globalization...


The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece

by Josiah Ober

Lord Byron described Greece as great, fallen, and immortal, a characterization more apt than he knew. Through most of its long history, Greece was poor. But in the classical era, Greece was densely populated...


The Prince

by Niccolo Machiavelli

Often cited as one of the first works in modern political philosophy, The Prince is a political treatise that relates author Niccolo Machiavelli’s theories on state-building and rulership. Drawing on his experience...


New Philosophy of Social Conflict: Mediating Collective Trauma and Transitional Justice

by Leonard C. Hawes

A New Philosophy of Social Conflict joins in the contemporary conflict resolution and transitional justice debates by contributing a Deleuze-Guattarian reading of the post-genocide justice and reconciliation...


The Media Against Democracy

by Thomas Field

A radical critique of existing institutions.


Mary Wollstonecraft and Feminist Republicanism: Independence, Rights and the Experience of Unfreedom

by Lena Halldenius

Mary Wollstonecraft is a writer whose work continues to provoke scholarly debate. Halldenius explores Wollstonecraft's political philosophy, focusing on her treatment of republicanism and independence, to propose...


The Bloomsbury Companion to Political Philosophy

by Andrew Fiala

The Bloomsbury Companion to Political Philosophy is the definitive guide to contemporary political philosophy. The book covers all the most pressing and important themes and categories in the field - areas that...


Democracy and Revolutionary Politics

by Neera Chandhoke

Democracy and political violence can hardly be considered conceptual siblings, at least at first sight. Democracy allows people to route their aspirations, demands, and expectations of the state through peaceful...


Contemporary Cosmopolitanism

by Angela Taraborrelli

Contemporary Cosmopolitanism is the first, much-needed, introduction to contemporary political cosmopolitanism. Although it has its roots in classical philosophy and politics, Cosmopolitanism has undergone a...


The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto for Freedom

by David Boaz

A revised, updated, and retitled edition of David Boaz’s classic book Libertarianism: A Primer, which was praised as uniting “history, philosophy, economics and law—spiced with just the right anecdotes—to...


The Birth of Politics: Eight Greek and Roman Political Ideas and Why They Matter

by Melissa Lane

In The Birth of Politics, Melissa Lane introduces the reader to the foundations of Western political thought, from the Greeks, who invented democracy, to the Romans, who created a republic and then transformed...


History and Utopia

by E. M. Cioran, Richard Howard & Eugene Thacker

“Only a monster can allow himself the luxury of seeing things as they are,” writes E. M. Cioran, the Romanian-born philosopher who has rightly been compared to Samuel Beckett.

In History and Utopia, Cioran...


Government Paternalism: Nanny State or Helpful Friend?

by Julian Le Grand & Bill New

Should governments save people from themselves? Do governments have the right to influence citizens’ behavior related to smoking tobacco, eating too much, not saving enough, drinking alcohol, or taking marijuana—or...


Ritual and Rhythm in Electoral Systems: A Comparative Legal Account

by Graeme Orr

Elections are key public events and in a secular society they are the only real coming together of the social whole. The rituals and rhythms run deep yet the conduct of elections is invariably examined in instrumental...


Rawls and Religion

by Tom Bailey & Valentina Gentile

John Rawls’s influential theory of justice and public reason has often been thought to exclude religion from politics, out of fear of its illiberal and destabilizing potentials. It has therefore been criticized...


Deja Vu and the End of History

by Paolo Virno & David Broder

Déjà vu, which doubles and confuses our experience of time, is a psychological phenomenon with peculiar relevance to our contemporary historical circumstances. From this starting point, the acclaimed Italian...


State of Insecurity: Government of the Precarious

by Isabell Lorey, Aileen Derieg & Judith Butler

Years of remodelling the welfare state, the rise of technology, and the growing power of neoliberal government apparatuses have established a society of the precarious. In this new reality, productivity is no...


Heroes: Mass Murder and Suicide

by Franco "Bifo" Berardi

What is the relationship between capitalism and mental health? In his most unsettling book to date, Franco “Bifo” Berardi embarks on an exhilarating journey through philosophy, psychoanalysis and current...


The Future

by Marc Augé & John Howe

For Marc Augé, best-selling author of Non-Places, the prevailing idea of “the Future” rests on our present fears of the contemporary world. It is to the future that we look for redemption and progress;...


Hegel, Freud and Fanon: The Dialectic of Emancipation

by Stefan Bird-Pollan

An examination of Hegel and Freud as the twin influences on the work of Frantz Fanon, culminating in a new theory of emancipation.