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The Trickster and the System: Identity and agency in contemporary society

by Helena Bassil-Morozow

For centuries, the trickster has been used in various narratives, including mythological, literary and cinematic, to convey the idea of agency, rebellion and, often turbulent, progress. In The Trickster and...


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...


The Secessionist States of America: The Blueprint for Creating a Traditional Values Country . . . Now

by Douglas MacKinnon

Millions of American families from every race, creed, and economic background are losing hope as the United States continues slide deeper into fiscal insanity and moral decay. Where will America stand when we...


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...


State Responses to International Law

by Kendall Stiles

Do countries keep their promises to the international community? When they sign treaties or learn about new expectations, do they take them seriously and implement them? Since we already know intuitively that...


Small State Status Seeking: Norway's Quest for International Standing

by Iver B Neumann & Benjamin de Carvalho

Status-seeking is an important aspect of the foreign policies of a number of small states, but one that has been rarely studied. This book aims to contribute to our understanding not only of status-seeking,...


Realising Rights: How Regional Organisations Socialise Human Rights

by Mathew Davies

This book presents the hitherto unstudied variety of ways that human rights socialisation is attempted in the context of regional organisations, arguing that existing conceptual accounts of this phenomenon need...


Africa: A Beginner's Guide

by Tom Young

Vast, diverse, dynamic, and turbulent, the true nature of Africa is often obscured by its poverty-stricken image. In this controversial guide, Tom Young cuts through the emotional hype to critically analyse...


Moments of Decision: Political History and the Crises of Radicalism

by Stephen Eric Bronner

In this expanded second edition, the radical classic Moments of Decision has been updated more than 20 years since it was first published and received the Michael Harrington Book Award. Reexamining observations...


Reclaiming the Enlightenment: Toward a Politics of Radical Engagement

by Stephen Eric Bronner

This book tackles an obvious yet profound problem of modern political life: the disorientation of intellectuals and activists on the left. As the study of political history and theory has been usurped by cultural...


The Whitlam Mob

by Mungo MacCallum

"We were a motley mob, we sans-culottes of Canberra ..."

In this vastly entertaining book, Mungo MacCallum captures the spirit of a nation-changing time. He portrays the Whitlam government's key figures...


Philosophical Experiments and Cb

by Robert Hooke & W. Derham

First Published in 1967. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Cynic: The Political Education of Mitch McConnell

by Alec MacGillis

From a dogged political reporter, an investigation into the political education of Mitch McConnell and an argument that this powerful Senator embodies much of this country’s political dysfunction.

Based on...


Political Order and Political Decay

by Francis Fukuyama

The second volume of the bestselling landmark work on the history of the modern state

Writing in The Wall Street Journal, David Gress called Francis Fukuyama's Origins of Political Order "magisterial in its learning...


Authority

by Richard Sennett

This book is a study of both how we experience authority and how we might experience it differently. Sennett explores the bonds that rebellion against authority paradoxically establishes, showing how this paradox...


The United States of Paranoia

by Jesse Walker

A history of America's demons

1693: Cotton Mather suggests that the spirits attacking Salem are allied with the colony's human enemies. At their "Cheef Witch-meetings," he writes, "there has been present some...


Humanitarian Intervention and Legitimacy Wars: Seeking Peace and Justice in the 21st Century

by Richard Falk

In the aftermath of the Cold War there has been a dramatic shift in thinking about the maintenance of peace and security on a global level. This shift is away from a preoccupation with how to prevent major wars...


European-East Asian Borders in Translation

by Joyce C.H. Liu & Nick Vaughan-Williams

European-East Asian Borders is an international, trans-disciplinary volume that breaks new ground in the study of borders and bordering practices in global politics. It explores the insights and limitations...


Unfinished Leninism: The Rise and Return of a Revolutionary Doctrine

by Paul Le Blanc

A stimulating collection of essays on the revolutionary socialist Vladimir Lenin that survey fierce controversies over his life and ideas.


The Wrath of Capital: Neoliberalism and Climate Change Politics

by Adrian Parr

While climate change has become the dominant concern of the twenty-first century, global powers refuse to implement the changes required to reverse these trends. Rather, they have neoliberalized nature and climate...