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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...


Ambition in America: Political Power and the Collapse of Citizenship

by Jeffrey A. Becker

Most Americans admire the determination and drive of artists, athletes, and CEOs, but they seem to despise similar ambition in their elected officials. The structure of political representation and the separation...


Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics

by Daniel Stedman Jones

Based on archival research and interviews with leading participants in the movement, Masters of the Universe traces the ascendancy of neoliberalism from the academy of interwar Europe to supremacy under Reagan...


How Groups Matter: Challenges of Toleration in Pluralistic Societies

by Gideon Calder, Magali Bessone & Federico Zuolo

When groups feature in political philosophy, it is usually in one of three contexts: the redressing of past or current injustices suffered by ethnic or cultural minorities; the nature and scope of group rights;...


Reasoning With Who We Are: Democratic Theory For a Not So Liberal Era

by Mark Redhead

In this ambitious study, Mark Redhead explores versions of public reasoning in the works of six of the most important voices in contemporary political theory; Alasdair MacIntyre, Charles Taylor, Hannah Arendt,...


Dialogos: Hellenic Studies Review

by David Ricks & Michael Trapp

Dialogos" encompasses Greek language and literature, Greek history and archaeology, Greek culture and thought, present and past: a territory of distinctive richness and unsurpassed influence. It seeks to foster...


Governing Subjects: An Introduction to the Study of Politics

by Isaac D. Balbus

This introduction to the study of politics explores the multiple meanings of "governance" as well as the several senses of what it means to be a "subject." It takes the reader on a journey through and across...


Drug War American Style: The Internationalization of Failed Policy and its Alternatives

by Jurg Gerber & Eric L. Jensen

This collection of scholarly essays discusses the internationalization of American drug policy from a variety of perspectives and features articles on Hong Kong, Britain, Australia, Canada, Taiwan, Latin America,...


Political Uses of the Past: The Recent Mediterranean Experiences

by Giovanni Levi & Jacques Revel

This work addresses political and historiographical uses of history. A group of leading historians and thinkers discuss questions of collective identity and representation in relation to the fluctuating concept...


Liberation, Imagination and the Black Panther Party: A New Look at the Black Panthers and their Legacy

by Kathleen Cleaver & George Katsiaficas

This fascinating book gathers reflections by scholars and activists who consider the impact of the Black Panther Party, the BBP, the most significant revolutionary organization in the later 20th century.


Identity, Narrative and Politics

by Maureen Whitebrook

Identity, Narrative and Politics argues that political theory has barely begun to develop a notion of narrative identity; instead the book explores the sophisticated ideas which emerge from novels as alternative...


Churchill and the Strategic Dilemmas Before the World Wars: Essays in Honor of Michael I. Handel

by John H. Maurer

Before Michael I. Handel died his colleagues and students compiled this collection of essays that were written for a conference on strategy held during 2001. The papers address Churchill's views and ideas on...


International Intervention in a Secular Age: Re-Enchanting Humanity?

by Audra Mitchell

International intervention is not just about 'saving' human lives: it is also an attempt to secure humanity's place in the universe.

This book explores the Western secular beliefs that underpin contemporary...


Liberalism: The Life of an Idea

by Edmund Fawcett

Liberalism dominates today’s politics just as it decisively shaped the past two hundred years of American and European history. Yet there is striking disagreement about what liberalism really means and how...


Counterfeit Politics: Secret Plots and Conspiracy Narratives in the Americas

by David Kelman

In Counterfeit Politics, David Kelman reassesses the political significance of conspiracy theory. Traditionally, political theory has sought to banish the “paranoid style” from the “proper” domain of...