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Equal Recognition: The Moral Foundations of Minority Rights

by Alan Patten

Conflicting claims about culture are a familiar refrain of political life in the contemporary world. On one side, majorities seek to fashion the state in their own image, while on the other, cultural minorities...


Hobbes: Morals and Politics

by D D Raphael & D. D. Raphael

First published in 1977 this book is both expository and critical and concentres on Hobbes' ethical and political theory, but also considering the effect on these of his metaphysics. Updated, with a new preface...


Stay the Hand of Vengeance: The Politics of War Crimes Tribunals

by Gary Jonathan Bass

International justice has become a crucial part of the ongoing political debates about the future of shattered societies like Bosnia, Kosovo, Rwanda, Cambodia, and Chile. Why do our governments sometimes display...


Comparative Public Administration

by J.A. Chandler

This accessible introduction to the system of public administration uses a clear, country by country analysis to the contemporary system of public administration and management in a number of significant countries....


The Politics of Bureaucracy: An Introduction to Comparative Public Administration

by B.Guy Peters

Written by a leading authority in the field, this comprehensive exploration of the political and policy-making roles of public bureaucracies is now available in a fully revised sixth edition, offering extensive,...


Our Scandalous Senate

by J. Patrick Boyer

Rocked by extremely public scandals at the highest levels of power, the Canadian Senate is an institution on the defensive. As the upper chamber starts to look more and more like a comfortable private club for...


When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda

by Mahmood Mamdani

"When we captured Kigali, we thought we would face criminals in the state; instead, we faced a criminal population." So a political commissar in the Rwanda Patriotic Front reflected after the 1994 massacre of...


Omnipotent Government

by Ludwig Von Mises

Liberty is not, as the German precursors of Nazism asserted, a negative ideal. Whether a concept is presented in an affirmative or in a negative form is merely a question of idiom. Freedom from want is tantamount...


Theories of International Relations

by Siegfried Schieder & Manuela Spindler

This book is a comprehensive guide to theories of International Relations (IR). Given the limitations of a paradigm-based approach, it sheds light on eighteen theories and new theoretical perspectives in IR...


War by Other Means: An Insider's Account of the War on Terror

by John Yoo

John Yoo, the key legal architect of the Bush administration’s response to 9/11, delivers a fascinating insider account of the War on Terror. While America reeled from the cataclysmic events of September 11,...


John Rawls and the History of Political Thought: The Rousseauvian and Hegelian Heritage of Justice as Fairness

by Jeffrey Bercuson

In this book, Jeffrey Bercuson presents the immense, and yet for the most part unrecognized, influences of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel on John Rawls, the most important political...


The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State

by John Micklethwait & Adrian Wooldridge

From the bestselling authors of The Right Nation, a visionary argument that our current crisis in government is nothing less than the fourth radical transition in the history of the nation-state

Dysfunctional...


Transforming Brazil: A History of National Development in the Postwar Era

by Rafael R. Ioris

In this book, Rafael R. Ioris critically revisits the postwar context in Brazil to reexamine traditional questions and notions pertaining to the nature of Latin America's political culture and institutions....


Freedom's Right: The Social Foundations of Democratic Life

by Axel Honneth

Theories of justice often fixate on purely normative, abstract principles unrelated to real-world situations. The philosopher and theorist Axel Honneth addresses this disconnect, and constructs a theory of justice...


Holding Fast to an Image of the Past: Explorations in the Marxist Tradition

by Neil Davidson

Davidson discusses how Marxism can retain a sense of historical tradition without becoming fossilized.


Gramsci (RLE: Gramsci): And Italy's Passive Revolution

by John A. Davis

Antonio Gramsci used the term 'passive revolution' to describe the limitations and weaknesses of the 19th century bourgeois state in Italy which permitted economic development whilst thwarting social and political...


Praxis and Method (RLE: Gramsci): A Sociological Dialogue with Lukacs, Gramsci and the Early Frankfurt School

by Richard Kilminster

This sociological critique of the 'philosophy of praxis' looks at the importance of the concept in the social theory of leading influential Western Marxists such as Lukács, Gramsci, Korsch, Horkheimer, Marcuse...


Gramsci and Marxist Theory (RLE: Gramsci)

by Chantal Mouffe

This book familiarizes the English-speaking reader with the debate on the originality of Gramsci's thought and its importance for the development of Marxist theory. The contributors present the principal viewpoints...


The Sociology of Political Praxis (RLE: Gramsci): An Introduction to Gramsci's Theory

by Leonardo Salamini

This volume analyses the philosophical nature of Gramsci's Marxism and its Hegelian source, the radical critique of the economistic tradition and the original analyses of the role of superstructures, ideology,...


Lincoln at Two Hundred: Why We Still Read the Sixteenth President

by Walter Berns

Abraham Lincoln was the greatest of our presidents. He saved the Union, and because he saved the Union, he was able to free the slaves. But he did more than this. Without him, we might have had no reason to...