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Reference Groups and the Theory of Revolution (Routledge Revivals)

by JOHN Urry

First published in 1973, this is a reissue of John Urry's important and influential study of the theory of revolution.

  • Part 1 offers a detailed discussion of the concept of the reference group, tracing its...


Migration Theory: Talking Across the Disciplines: Talking Across Disciplines

by Caroline B. Brettell & James F. Hollifield

During the last decade the issue of migration has increased in global prominence and has caused controversy among the host countries around the world. Continuing their interdisciplinary approach, editors Catherine...


Internal Displacement: Conceptualization and Its Consequences

by Thomas G. Weiss & David A. Korn

This new volume traces the normative, legal, institutional, and political responses to the challenges of assisting and protecting internally displaced persons (IDPs).

The crisis of IDPs was first confronted...


The Frankfurt School Revisited: And Other Essays on Politics and Society

by Richard Wolin

This volume is a collection of essays by Richard Wolin, a leading political theorist and intellectual historian.

It is the follow up to Wolin's two recent, widely acclaimed books: Heidegger's Children and The...


Reformatting Politics: Information Technology and Global Civil Society: Information Technology and Global Civil Society

by Jodi Dean, Jon W. Anderson & Geert Lovink

This book examines the ways in which new information and communication technologies (ICTs) are being used by civil society organizations (CSOs) to achieve their aims through activities and networks that cross...


The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die

by Niall Ferguson

From renowned historian Niall Ferguson, a searching and provocative examination of the widespread institutional rot that threatens our collective future

What causes rich countries to lose their way? Symptoms...


Critical Political Ecology: The Politics of Environmental Science

by Timothy Forsyth

Critical Political Ecology brings political debate to the science of ecology. As political controversies multiply over the science underlying environmental debates, there is an increasing need to understand...


From Mediation to Nation-Building: Third Parties and the Management of Communal Conflict

by William J. Lahneman, Joseph R., Jr. Rudolph & Mohammad Ashraf

The volume is unique in both design and some of its entries, and in the mix of practitioners and scholars writing its chapters. Although there are numerous specialized works that treat the individual options,...


Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era

by Joseph S., Jr. Nye

This book examines the foreign policy decisions of the presidents who presided over the most critical phases of America’s rise to world primacy in the twentieth century, and assesses the effectiveness and...


The Awakening of Latin America: A Classic Anthology of Che Guevara's Writing on Latin America

by Ernesto Che Guevara & Maria del Carmen Ariet Garcia

A classic anthology of Che Guevara's writings on Latin America from his youthful travels to his assassination in Bolivia.


Political Bubbles: Financial Crises and the Failure of American Democracy

by Nolan McCarty, Keith T. Poole & Howard Rosenthal

Behind every financial crisis lurks a "political bubble"--policy biases that foster market behaviors leading to financial instability. Rather than tilting against risky behavior, political bubbles--arising from...


Guerrilla Warfare: Authorized Edition

by Ernesto Che Guevara & Harry "Pombo" Villegas

A new, authorized and revised edition of a classic 1960s text on revolution by Che Guevara.


John Stuart Mill's Platonic Heritage: Happiness Through Character

by Antis Loizides

This book explores various connections of John Stuart Mill’s thought to ancient Greek philosophy primarily in relation to his conception of happiness. It argues that a better understanding of Mill’s background...


Feminism and Power: The Need for Critical Theory

by Mary Caputi

This book offers a critique of power feminism using the critical theories of Theodor Adorno and Jacques Derrida. It counters a triumphalist reading of female empowerment using the “negative,” parergonal...


Pluralism

by Peter Lassman

The problem of value pluralism permeates modern political philosophy. Its presence can be felt even when it is not explicitly the central topic under investigation. Political thinkers such as Max Weber, Isaiah...


Empire and International Order

by Noel Parker

Empire and International Order presents a critical examination of how useful the concept of empire is for understanding varieties of international order across time and place. Original contributions from an...


Making Democracy Work: Civic Traditions in Modern Italy

by Robert D. Putnam, Robert Leonardi & Raffaella Y. Nanetti

Why do some democratic governments succeed and others fail? In a book that has received attention from policymakers and civic activists in America and around the world, Robert Putnam and his collaborators offer...


Dispatches from the Occupation: A History of Change

by Stephen Collis

Investigates one of philosophy's ongoing preoccupations—change—articulating its patterns across disciplines and through eras, from Ancient Rome to the Occupy Movement.


Integrated Peacebuilding: Innovative Approaches to Transforming Conflict

by Craig Zelizer

An exploration of how the theory and practice of integrated peacebuilding can be applied across diverse disciplines


The Predictioneer's Game: Using the Logic of Brazen Self-Interest to See and Shape the Future

by Bruce Bueno De Mesquita

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita is a master of game theory, which is a fancy label for a simple idea: People compete, and they always do what they think is in their own best interest. Bueno de Mesquita uses game theory...