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Political Reconciliation

Political Reconciliation

1st Edition

Andrew Schaap
February 27, 2009

Since the end of the Cold War, the concept of reconciliation has emerged as a central term of political discourse within societies divided by a history of political violence. Reconciliation has been promoted as a way of reckoning with the legacy of past wrongs while opening the way for community in...

Power and Politics in Poststructuralist Thought: New Theories of the Political

Power and Politics in Poststructuralist Thought: New Theories of the Political

1st Edition

Saul Newman
February 27, 2009

This book explores the impact of poststructuralism on contemporary political theory by focussing on problems and issues central to politics today. Drawing on the theoretical concerns brought to light by the ‘poststructuralist’ thinkers Foucault, Derrida, Lacan, Deleuze and Max Stirner, Newman...

Capabilities Equality: Basic Issues and Problems

Capabilities Equality: Basic Issues and Problems

1st Edition

Alexander Kaufman
February 27, 2009

The capabilities approach to equality, developed by Amartyr Sen and Martha Nussbaum, seeks to answer the question: what is a proper measure of a person's condition for the purposes of determining what we owe each other, as a matter of justice? While the capabilities theory has avoided many of the...

In Defense of Human Rights: A Non-Religious Grounding in a Pluralistic World

In Defense of Human Rights: A Non-Religious Grounding in a Pluralistic World

1st Edition

Ari Kohen
June 10, 2008

The argument that religion provides the only compelling foundation for human rights is both challenging and thought-provoking and answering it is of fundamental importance to the furthering of the human rights agenda. This book establishes an equally compelling non-religious foundation for the...

The International Political Thought of Carl Schmitt: Terror, Liberal War and the Crisis of Global Order

The International Political Thought of Carl Schmitt: Terror, Liberal War and the Crisis of Global Order

1st Edition

Louiza Odysseos, Fabio Petito
March 28, 2008

Presenting the first critical analysis of Carl Schmitt's The Nomos of the Earth and how it relates to the epochal changes in the international system that have risen from the collapse of the ‘Westphalian’ international order. There is an emerging recognition in political theory circles that core...

Citizenship and Identity: Towards a New Republic

Citizenship and Identity: Towards a New Republic

1st Edition

John Schwarzmantel
October 22, 2007

Citizenship and Identity offers an analysis of contemporary politics and of the scepticism and apathy which characterise the political life of modern democracies. Starting from exploration of liberal-democracy and a critique of the fragmentation of contemporary politics, this book develops a...

Logics of Critical Explanation in Social and Political Theory

Logics of Critical Explanation in Social and Political Theory

1st Edition

Jason Glynos, David Howarth
October 01, 2007

The Social Science Wars have precipitated a renewed interest in the character, purpose and methods of social science. Positivists and naturalists are criticized by interpretivists and critical theorists, while quantitative researchers are challenged by those who favour qualitative and ethnographic...

The Political Theory of Global Citizenship

The Political Theory of Global Citizenship

1st Edition

April Carter
July 13, 2006

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the meaning of cosmopolitanism and world citizenship in the history of Western political thought, and in the evolution of international politics since 1500.Providing an invaluable overview of earlier political thought, recent theoretical literature and...

Political Theory of Global Justice: A Cosmopolitan Case for the World State

Political Theory of Global Justice: A Cosmopolitan Case for the World State

1st Edition

Luis Cabrera
February 10, 2006

Could global government be the answer to global poverty and starvation?Cosmopolitan thinkers challenge the widely held belief that we owe more to our co-citizens than to those in other countries. This book offers a moral argument for world government, claiming that not only do we have strong...

Democracy, Nationalism and Multiculturalism

Democracy, Nationalism and Multiculturalism

1st Edition

Ramón Máiz, Ferrán Requejo
December 16, 2004

Democracy, Nationalism and Multiculturalism provides an up-to-date review of subnational and multicultural issues in Western multinational states. The book includes normative, institutional and comparative accounts of key issues such as:* politics and policies of accommodation* multiculturalism*...

Ecological Relations: Towards an Inclusive Politics of the Earth

Ecological Relations: Towards an Inclusive Politics of the Earth

1st Edition

Susan Board
November 22, 2001

International relations (IR) traditionally theorises the social relationships between different peoples. In so doing, it ignores the ecological bases to life - the ground upon which we walk, the all-encompassing bind of nature. In the current climate of environmental degradation, international...

Rational Woman: A Feminist Critique of Dichotomy

Rational Woman: A Feminist Critique of Dichotomy

1st Edition

Raia Prokhovnik
April 15, 1999

To feminists and some postmodernists reason/emotion and man/woman represent two fundamental polarities, fixed deep within Western philosophy and reflected in the structures of our languages, and two sets of hierarchical power relations in patriarchal society. Raia Prokhovnik challenges the...

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