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The Political Discourse of Carl Schmitt: A Mystic of Order

by Montserrat Herrero

This book presents the idea of Nomos of the Earth as the key idea that organizes the whole of Schmitt’s discourse about politics.


The Political Machine: Assembling Sovereignty in the Bronze Age Caucasus: Assembling Sovereignty in the Bronze Age Caucasus

by Adam T. Smith

The Political Machine investigates the essential role that material culture plays in the practices and maintenance of political sovereignty. Through an archaeological exploration of the Bronze Age Caucasus,...


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....


Political Philosophy, Empathy and Political Justice

by Matt Edge

In this work, Matt Edge offers an innovative approach to political philosophy. He invites the reader to consider the question of political justice from an empathic perspective - if you were asked to construct...


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...


Max Weber's Theory of Modernity: The Endless Pursuit of Meaning

by Michael, Dr Symonds & Stjepan, Dr Mestrovic

This book illuminates an important dimension of the work of Max Weber. Weber’s theory of meaning and modernity is articulated through an understanding of his account of the way in which the pursuit of meaning...


Ontological Politics in a Disposable World: The New Mastery of Nature

by Luigi, Dr Pellizzoni & Ross, Dr Abbinnett

This book explores the intertwining of politics and ontology, shedding light on the ways in which, as our ability to investigate, regulate, appropriate, ‘enhance’ and destroy material reality have developed,...


The Dialectics of Liberation

by David Cooper

A revolutionary compilation of speeches which produced a political groundwork for many of the radical movements in the following decades

The now legendary Dialectics of Liberation congress, held in London in...


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 Routledge Guidebook to Mill's On Liberty

by Jonathan Riley

John Stuart Mill's On Liberty is widely regarded as one of the most influential and stirring pieces of political philosophy ever written. Ever relevant in our increasingly surveillance dominated culture, the...


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...


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...


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.


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...