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Compliance & Public Authority: A Theory with International Applications

by Oran R. Young

Offers a theory of compliance and authority that wouild be applicable to behavior concerning economic contracts, law, enforcement, and international relations. It examiones the problem of compliance in centralized...


Untangling Heroism: Classical Philosophy and the Concept of the Hero: Classical Philosophy and the Concept of the Hero

by Ari Kohen

The idea of heroism has become thoroughly muddled today. In contemporary society, any behavior that seems distinctly difficult or unusually impressive is classified as heroic: everyone from firefighters to foster...


Visual Politics and North Korea: Seeing Is Believing

by David Shim

In the realm of international relations, there are seemingly few states like North Korea. Whether it is the country's human rights situation, its precarious everyday life or its so-called foreign policy of coercion...


Politics of Violence: Militancy, International Politics, Killing in the Name

by Charlotte Heath-Kelly

Critical thinkers like Foucault, Benjamin, Derrida and Žižek have long challenged the liberal separation of violence and politics by highlighting the implicit violence within political and economic structures....


1989 as a Political World Event: Democracy, Europe and the New International System in the Age of Globalization

by Jacques Rupnik

This book is not about the events of 1989, but about 1989 as a world event. Starting with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet bloc it examines the historical significance and the world...


Francis Bacon's New Atlantis in the Foundation of Modern Political Thought

by Kimberly Hurd Hale

The relationship between technology, philosophy, and politics is both contentious and vital to our understanding of human nature and the ways human beings interact with one another in society; Francis Bacon...


Political Polling: Strategic Information in Campaigns

by Jeffrey M. Stonecash

Professor Stonecash combines his twenty years of polling experience with academic theory to show how and why polling is done and how information can be used to help win elections.


Power, Postcolonialism and International Relations: Reading Race, Gender and Class

Decided on the Battlefield: Grant, Sherman, Lincoln and the Election of 1864

by David Alan Johnson

In the summer of 1864, the American Civil War had been dragging on for over three years with no end in sight. Things had not gone well for the Union, and the public blamed the president for the stalemate against...


Karl Marx

by Michael Evans

First published in 1975, this book provides an interpretative introduction to the political thought of Karl Marx. The approach is both historical and analytical, with emphasis placed on developments and changes...


Theories of Democracy: A Reader

by Thomas C. Conte, Ronald J. Terchek & John Locke

Theories of Democracy builds on Robert Dahl's observation that there is no single theory of democracy; only theories. In this anthology, Ronald J. Terchek and Thomas C. Conte have brilliantly assembled the works...


Of Critical Theory and Its Theorists

by Stephen Eric Bronner

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Federalization of Spain

by Luis Moreno

Traces the origins of the complex system of devolution and regional home rule that currently shapes and directs the Spanish political process.


Globalization and Money: A Global South Perspective

by Supriya Singh

Globalization and Money explores how men and women, particularly the poor and the unbanked in the global South, use money in ways that empower themselves and their families. Supriya Singh argues that money as...


The Progressive Revolution: Liberal Fascism through the Ages, Vol. II: 2009 Writings

by Ellis Washington

These volumes chronicle both the historical significance and political deconstruction that the Progressive Age has continuously perpetrated against society, even to this day. These collected essays, articles,...


The Ruling Ideas: Bourgeois Political Concepts

by Amy E. Wendling

The concepts that organize our thinking wield, by virtue of this fact, a great deal of political power. This book looks at five concepts whose dominion has increased, steadily, during the bourgeois period of...


Mobilizing Opportunities: The Evolving Latino Electorate and the Future of American Politics

by Ricardo Ramírez

The growth of the Latino population is the most significant demographic shift in the United States today. Yet growth alone cannot explain this population's increasing impact on the electorate; nor can a parsing...


International Fascism, 1919-45

by Robert Mallett & Gert Sorensen

The essays that comprise this study of 20th-century fascism shift the focus away from the German and Italian models and towards the influence of fascist ideology within other countries.


Barack Obama and the Myth of a Post-Racial America

by Mark Ledwidge, Kevern Verney & Inderjeet Parmar

By placing Obama in the historical context of U.S. race relations, this volume interrogates the idealized and progressive view of American society advanced by much of the mainstream literature on Obama. Barack...


Politics and Rhetoric: A Critical Introduction

by James Martin

This volume aims to provide a clear and instructive introduction to the skills of the rhetorical arts. It seeks to survey critically the place of rhetoric in contemporary public life and assess its virtues as...