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Decolonizing Feminism Transnational Feminism and Globalization by Margaret A. McLaren Decolonizing Feminism Transnational Feminism and Globalization

In a time of globalization, what does an inclusive feminist politics entail? This accessible volume addresses the key issues in, and most significant challenges for, contemporary transnational feminist politics and political theory. Ideal for courses in Gender and Globalization, Transnational...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/09/2017

Frantz Fanon, Psychiatry and Politics by Nigel C. Gibson, Roberto Beneduce Frantz Fanon, Psychiatry and Politics
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Frantz Fanon was a foundational figure in postcolonial and decolonial thought, yet his medical work has only been studied peripherally. With a focus on Fanon's key psychiatry texts, Frantz Fanon: Psychiatry and Politics considers Fanon's medical writings as materials anticipating...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/09/2017

Decolonizing Feminism Transnational Feminism and Globalization by Margaret A. McLaren Decolonizing Feminism Transnational Feminism and Globalization

In a time of globalization, what does an inclusive feminist politics entail? This accessible volume addresses the key issues in, and most significant challenges for, contemporary transnational feminist politics and political theory. Ideal for courses in Gender and Globalization, Transnational...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/09/2017

Confucianism in Contemporary Chinese Politics An Actionable Account of Authoritarian Political Culture by Shanruo Ning Zhang Confucianism in Contemporary Chinese Politics An Actionable Account of Authoritarian Political Culture

This book analyzes the ways in which authoritarian political culture performs functions similar to democratic political culture, using contemporary Chinese politics as a case study.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Perspectives on Commoning Autonomist Principles and Practices by Guido Ruivenkamp Perspectives on Commoning Autonomist Principles and Practices

Explores the concept of `commoning' as social practice, and the potential of the commons to provide a new left alternative.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Perspectives on Commoning Autonomist Principles and Practices by Guido Ruivenkamp Perspectives on Commoning Autonomist Principles and Practices

Explores the concept of `commoning' as social practice, and the potential of the commons to provide a new left alternative.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Men's Rights, Gender, and Social Media by Christa Hodapp Men's Rights, Gender, and Social Media

This book integrates insights from philosophy, gender studies, political theory, and media studies to present an in depth analysis of masculinity politics in contemporary U.S. culture. While primarily a philosophical work, this book also creates a discussion committed to feminist...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

The Fateful Triangle Race, Ethnicity, Nation by Stuart Hall The Fateful Triangle Race, Ethnicity, Nation

In this work drawn from lectures delivered in 1994 a founding figure of cultural studies reflects on the divisive, deadly consequences of our politics of identification. Stuart Hall untangles the power relations that permeate race, ethnicity, and nationhood and shows...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2017

Hegel and Canada Unity of Opposites? by Susan Dodd Hegel and Canada Unity of Opposites?

Hegel and Canada is a collection of essays that analyses the real, but under-recognized, role Hegel has played in the intellectual and political development of Canada. The volume focuses on the generation of Canadian scholars who emerged after World War...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/09/2017

Affirming Letters 1975-1997 by Isaiah Berlin Affirming Letters 1975-1997

Scrutinising the leading politicians of the day, including Reagan, Thatcher and Gorbachev, this book draws illuminating sketches of public figures, notably contrasting the personas of Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Andrey Sakharov.
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

The Emancipatory Project of Posthumanism by Erika Cudworth, Stephen Hobden The Emancipatory Project of Posthumanism
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This is the first book to provide an overview of a range of different perspectives within a posthuman framework, and to make the argument for a progressive emancipatory project from a posthuman perspective. With the emergence of viewpoints critical of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

The Art of Revolt Snowden, Assange, Manning by Geoffroy de Lagasnerie The Art of Revolt Snowden, Assange, Manning

More than mere whistleblowers, Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, and Chelsea Manning are exemplary figures who are inventing new political practices and calling old conceptions of the state and citizenship into question.
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

The Palgrave Handbook of Leninist Political Philosophy by Tom Rockmore The Palgrave Handbook of Leninist Political Philosophy

This intellectually discomfiting, disturbingly provocative, yet still thoroughly scholarly Handbook reproduces the intellectual ferment that accompanied the Russian Revolution including the wholly polarising effect at that time of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. The Palgrave Handbook of Leninist Political Philosophy does not...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2017

The Culturalist Challenge to Liberal Republicanism by Michael Lusztig The Culturalist Challenge to Liberal Republicanism

It is tempting to think of liberal democracy in terms of immortality. Democracies have survived wars and depressions, Nazis and communists - so much so that at the end of the Cold War Francis Fukuyama famously declared the end of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

The Culturalist Challenge to Liberal Republicanism by Michael Lusztig The Culturalist Challenge to Liberal Republicanism

It is tempting to think of liberal democracy in terms of immortality. Democracies have survived wars and depressions, Nazis and communists - so much so that at the end of the Cold War Francis Fukuyama famously declared the end of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

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Liberalism's Religion by Cecile Laborde Liberalism's Religion

Cecile Laborde argues that religion is more than a statement of belief or a moral code. It refers to comprehensive ways of life, theories of justice, modes of association, and vulnerable collective identities. By disaggregating these dimensions, she addresses questions...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2017

Social and Political Philosophy A Contemporary Introduction by John Christman Social and Political Philosophy A Contemporary Introduction

This accessible book is invaluable to anyone coming to social and political philosophy for the first time. It provides a broad survey of key social and political questions in modern society, as well as clear discussions of the philosophical issues...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2017

Social and Political Philosophy A Contemporary Introduction by John Christman Social and Political Philosophy A Contemporary Introduction

This accessible book is invaluable to anyone coming to social and political philosophy for the first time. It provides a broad survey of key social and political questions in modern society, as well as clear discussions of the philosophical issues...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2017

Toward Kantian Cosmopolitanism by Lorena Cebolla Sanahuja Toward Kantian Cosmopolitanism

This book examines the history of cosmopolitanism from its origins in the ancient world up to its use in Kantian political philosophy. Taking the idea of `common property of the land' as a starting point, the author makes the original...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/09/2017

The Writing on the Wall On the Decomposition of Capitalism and its Critics by Anselm Jappe The Writing on the Wall On the Decomposition of Capitalism and its Critics

A new approach to the meaning of social emancipation
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/09/2017

Necropolitics and its Discontents Art, Mortality and the Political Imagination by Noel Fitzpatrick, Silvia Loeffler Necropolitics and its Discontents Art, Mortality and the Political Imagination
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Necropolitics and its Discontents addresses the relationship between the contemporary political production of death and the way mortality is figured in contemporary visual practices.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Political Corruption in Australia A Very Wicked Place? by Peter John Perry Political Corruption in Australia A Very Wicked Place?

This title was first published in 2001: Despite considerable expansion, the scholarly literature on political corruption has remained fragmentary, often polarized, consisting either of sweeping systematic statements, or case-specific examples. Perry bridges this gap and proves the need for further...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Hong Kong from Britain to China Political Cleavages, Electoral Dynamics and Institutional Changes by Li Pang-Kwong Hong Kong from Britain to China Political Cleavages, Electoral Dynamics and Institutional Changes

This title was first published in 2000: The Sino-British joint declaration in 1985 had called to the end of British rule in Hong Kong, but the impacts of the agreed introduction of popular election during the transitional period have still...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Experimental Politics Work, Welfare, and Creativity in the Neoliberal Age by Maurizio Lazzarato Experimental Politics Work, Welfare, and Creativity in the Neoliberal Age

In Experimental Politics, Maurizio Lazzarato examines the conditions of work, employment, and unemployment in neoliberalism's flexible and precarious labor market. This is the first book of Lazzarato's in English that fully exemplifies the unique synthesis of sociology, activist research, and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

The Age of Secularization by Noce Augusto Del The Age of Secularization

Augusto Del Noce is widely considered one of Italy's foremost philosophers and political thinkers in the second half of the twentieth century. He is also remembered as an original and profound cultural critic, and in particular as a great scholar...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

The Age of Secularization by Noce Augusto Del The Age of Secularization

Augusto Del Noce is widely considered one of Italy's foremost philosophers and political thinkers in the second half of the twentieth century. He is also remembered as an original and profound cultural critic, and in particular as a great scholar...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

The Pragmatic Enlightenment Recovering the Liberalism of Hume, Smith, Montesquieu, and Voltaire by Dennis C. Rasmussen The Pragmatic Enlightenment Recovering the Liberalism of Hume, Smith, Montesquieu, and Voltaire

A study of the political theory of the Enlightenment, focusing on four key eighteenth-century thinkers: David Hume, Adam Smith, Montesquieu and Voltaire.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

A Conceptual Investigation of Justice by Kyle Johannsen A Conceptual Investigation of Justice

Conceptual analysis has fallen out of favor in political philosophy. The influence of figures like John Rawls and Ronald Dworkin has led political philosophy to focus on questions about what should be done, and to ignore questions about the usage...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Technosystem The Social Life of Reason by Andrew Feenberg Technosystem The Social Life of Reason

We live in a world of technical systems designed in accordance with technical disciplines and operated by technically trained personnel-a unique social organization that largely determines our way of life. Andrew Feenberg's theory of social rationality represents both the threats...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2017

Secularization An Essay in Normative Metaphysics by Ulrich Steinvorth Secularization An Essay in Normative Metaphysics

This book answers questions about secularization: Does it dissolve religion, or transform it into faith in a universally valid value?
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2017

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Humankind Solidarity with Non-Human People by Timothy Morton Humankind Solidarity with Non-Human People

A radical call for solidarity between humans and non-humans
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/08/2017

Mind Unmasked A Political Phenomenology of Consciousness by Michael A. Weinstein, Timothy M. Yetman Mind Unmasked A Political Phenomenology of Consciousness
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The human mind has proven uniquely capable of unraveling untold mysteries, and yet, the mind is fundamentally challenged when it turns back on itself to ask what it itself is. How do we conceive of mind in this postmodern world;...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/08/2017

The Rationalization of the World? Reason Re-Imagined by Charles (The University of New York in Prague) Webel The Rationalization of the World? Reason Re-Imagined

One of the most influential ideas of 20th-century Occidental culture is rationalization. Max Weber conceived of rationalization as a universal historical process through which societies and persons must pass in order to become more rational and efficient, while Sigmund Freud...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/08/2017

Equality and Representation New Perspectives in Democratic Theory by Anthoula (University of Uppsala, Sweden) Malkopoulou Equality and Representation New Perspectives in Democratic Theory
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This volume is primarily concerned with equality as a basic component of the democratic character of representation. In other words, of the many types of equality that have attracted the attention of theorists since democracy's beginnings - arithmetic equality, equality...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/08/2017

Towards a Philosophy of Narco Violence in Mexico by Amalendu Misra Towards a Philosophy of Narco Violence in Mexico

This book explores the politics of narco-killing and public attitudes to violence and death in the Mexican Drug War. It examines questions such as the culture of human sacrifice, the religious principles that sanction egregious violence and most importantly the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/08/2017

The Art of Revolt Snowden, Assange, Manning by Geoffroy de Lagasnerie The Art of Revolt Snowden, Assange, Manning

More than mere whistleblowers, Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, and Chelsea Manning are exemplary figures who are inventing new political practices and calling old conceptions of the state and citizenship into question.
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/08/2017

Making Communism Hermeneutical Reading Vattimo and Zabala by Silvia Mazzini Making Communism Hermeneutical Reading Vattimo and Zabala

This book aims to provide fresh perspectives on Vattimo and Zabala's groundbreaking foundational text, Hermeneutic Communism, from 2011. The contributors to this collection of essays explore various facets of Vattimo and Zabala's anarchic hermeneutics and weak communism in order to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2017

Dignity and Human Rights Language Philosophy and Social Realizations by Stephan P. Leher Dignity and Human Rights Language Philosophy and Social Realizations

Is it impossible to assess dignity, the agency of autonomy and equality of rights under the current rule of law, when we are met by global challenges like climate change, financial crisis, food crisis, natural disasters, inequality, violent conflicts and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2017

Taking the Measure of Autonomy A Four-Dimensional Theory of Self-Governance by Suzy (University of Connecticut, USA) Killmister Taking the Measure of Autonomy A Four-Dimensional Theory of Self-Governance
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This book takes a radically different approach to the concept of autonomy. Killmister defends a theory of autonomy that is three-dimensional and constituted by what she calls `self-definition,' `self-realisation,' and `self-unification.' While sufficiently complex to inform a full range of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/08/2017

Social Suffering Sociology, Psychology, Politics by Emmanuel Renault Social Suffering Sociology, Psychology, Politics

This is the first English-language translation of an important book that contributes to contemporary debates about social suffering in sociology, social psychology, political theory and philosophy. Renault provides a systematic account of the ways in which social suffering could be...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/08/2017

A Critique of Sovereignty by Daniel Loick, Axel Honneth A Critique of Sovereignty
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This book offers a broad reconstruction of the modern notion of sovereignty, a comprehensive critique of state-inflicted violence, and a concept of non-coercive law for our contemporary world society.
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/08/2017

Social Suffering Sociology, Psychology, Politics by Emmanuel Renault Social Suffering Sociology, Psychology, Politics

This is the first English-language translation of an important book that contributes to contemporary debates about social suffering in sociology, social psychology, political theory and philosophy. Renault provides a systematic account of the ways in which social suffering could be...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/08/2017

Mind Unmasked A Political Phenomenology of Consciousness by Michael A. Weinstein, Timothy M. Yetman Mind Unmasked A Political Phenomenology of Consciousness
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The human mind has proven uniquely capable of unraveling untold mysteries, and yet, the mind is fundamentally challenged when it turns back on itself to ask what it itself is. How do we conceive of mind in this postmodern world;...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

As If Idealization and Ideals by Kwame Anthony Appiah As If Idealization and Ideals

Idealization is a basic feature of human thought. We proceed as if our representations were true, while knowing they are not. Kwame Anthony Appiah defends the centrality of the imagination in science, morality, and everyday life and shows that our...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2017

Just War Theory and Civilian Casualties Protecting the Victims of War by Marcus (University of York) Schulzke Just War Theory and Civilian Casualties Protecting the Victims of War

This book addresses the inadequacies of just war theory and international law regarding civilian rights, developing new principles of individual restorative justice.
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

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