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Undoing Ties: Political Philosophy at the Waning of the State

by Mariano Croce & Andrea Salvatore

Undoing Ties claims to offer an answer to the question of what happens when the ties between traditional political institutions and citizens are being undone. The basic aim of the book is to offer an introductory...


Violence and Civility: On the Limits of Political Philosophy

by Etienne Balibar & G.M. Goshgarian

In this impassioned argument, Étienne Balibar boldly confronts the insidious causes of violence, racism, nationalism, and ethnic cleansing worldwide. Through a novel synthesis of theory and empirical studies...


Justifying Same-Sex Marriage: A Philosophical Investigation

by Louise Richardson-Self

This book provides a philosophical examination of the extent to which legalizing same-sex marriage can contribute to ending the discrimination and social stigma faced by LGBT men and women in the Western world....


The Subject of Torture: Psychoanalysis and Biopolitics in Television and Film

by Hilary Neroni

Considering representations of torture in such television series as 24, Alias, and Homeland; the documentaries Taxi to the Dark Side (2007), Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (2007), and Standard Operating Procedure (2008);...


Wages of Rebellion

by Chris Hedges

In the face of modern conditions, revolution is inevitable. The rampant inequality that exists between the political and corporate elites and the struggling masses; the destruction wreaked upon our environment...


The Dialectics of Liberation

by David Cooper

The Congress of the Dialectics of Liberation, held in London in 1967, was a unique expression of the politics of modern dissent, in which existential psychiatrists, Marxist intellectuals, anarchists, and political...


Rawls's Political Liberalism

by Thom Brooks & Martha C. Nussbaum

Widely hailed as one of the most significant works in modern political philosophy, John Rawls’s Political Liberalism (1993) defended a powerful vision of society that respects reasonable ways of life, both...


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 Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume II: Economic Writings 2

by Rosa Luxemburg, Peter Hudis & Paul Le Blanc

Rosa Luxemburg (1871–1919) is widely regarded as one of the most creative writers of modern socialism and the foremost female theoretician of European radicalism. Her wide-ranging and incisive works, which...


The Philanthropic Revolution: An Alternative History of American Charity

by Jeremy Beer

The historical displacement of charity by philanthropy represents a radical transformation in how we think about voluntary giving. The consequences of this shift have been socially revolutionary.


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...


No Gods, No Masters, No Peripheries: Global Anarchisms

by Barry Maxwell & Raymond Craib

Was anarchism in areas outside of Europe an import and a script to be mimicked? Was it perpetually at odds with other currents of the Left? The authors in this collection take up these questions of geographical...


The Media Against Democracy

by Thomas Field

A radical critique of existing institutions.


The Highway of Despair: Critical Theory After Hegel

by Robyn Marasco

G. W. F. Hegel’s “highway of despair,” introduced in his Phenomenology of Spirit, refers to the tortured path traveled by “natural consciousness” on its way to freedom. Despair is the passionate residue...


Virtue and Economy: Essays on Morality and Markets

by Andrius, Dr Bielskis, Kelvin, Dr Knight & Keith, Dr Breen

Interest in Aristotelianism and in virtue ethics has been growing for half a century but as yet the strengths of the study of Aristotelian ethics in politics have not been matched in economics. This ground-breaking...


Healthcare Robots: Ethics, Design and Implementation

by Aimee van Wynsberghe

This study deals with an underexplored area of the emerging technologies debate: robotics in the healthcare setting. The author explores the role of care and develops a value-sensitive ethical framework for...


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...