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Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought


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This series explores core issues in political philosophy and social theory. Addressing theoretical subjects of both historical and contemporary relevance, the series has broad appeal across the social sciences. Contributions include new studies of major thinkers, key debates and critical concepts.

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From Hitler to Codreanu The Ideology of Fascist Leaders

From Hitler to Codreanu The Ideology of Fascist Leaders

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Carlos Manuel Martins
January 15, 2021

This book examines fascist ideology in seven leaders of parties and movements in the interwar period. It makes use of the conceptual morphological approach, focused on core and adjacent concepts, as well as on the interlinkages between them. With such an approach, the book seeks to offer an ...

Hegel and Contemporary Practical Philosophy Beyond Kantian Constructivism

Hegel and Contemporary Practical Philosophy Beyond Kantian Constructivism

1st Edition

Forthcoming

James Gledhill, Sebastian Stein
December 18, 2020

While Kantian constructivism has become one of the most influential and systematic schools of thought in analytic moral and political philosophy, Hegelian approaches to practical normativity hold out the promise of building upon Kantian insights into individual self-determination while avoiding ...

The Politics of Well-Being Towards a More Ethical World

The Politics of Well-Being Towards a More Ethical World

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Anthony M. Clohesy
November 12, 2020

The Politics of Well-Being argues that the relationship between well-being and ethical life has been overlooked. The more specific argument of the book is that ethical life requires political engagement, and the emergence of a society committed to critical thinking. It is argued that these ...

The Individual After Modernity A Sociological Perspective

The Individual After Modernity A Sociological Perspective

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Mira Marody
October 30, 2020

Moving beyond the individualisation paradigm in sociological theory, this book develops an approach to the analysis of human activities and the social phenomena produced by them that centres on the processes that generate coordinated behaviours among individuals. Emphasising the relational and ...

Political Correctness: A Sociocultural Black Hole

Political Correctness: A Sociocultural Black Hole

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Thomas Tsakalakis
October 16, 2020

This book explores the nature of political correctness as but one of the faces of today’s widespread sociocultural hypocrisy; it is a critique of a phenomenon that constitutes a threat to the Enlightenment hope that humanity might one day achieve maturity. The author identifies political ...

Stupidity in Politics Its Unavoidability and Potential

Stupidity in Politics Its Unavoidability and Potential

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Nobutaka Otobe
October 12, 2020

Stupidity permeates our perception and practice of politics. We frequently accuse politicians, bureaucrats, journalists, voters, "elites," and "the masses" for their stupidities. In fact, it is not only "populist politicians," "sensational journalism," and "uneducated voters" who are accused of ...

A Marxist Theory of Ideology Praxis, Thought and the Social World

A Marxist Theory of Ideology Praxis, Thought and the Social World

1st Edition

Andrea Sau
July 14, 2020

This work explores the question of defining ideology from a Marxist perspective. Advancing beyond the schemas of discussion presented in current Marxist literature, the author offers an account of how the concept of ideology should be defined and what role it plays within historical materialism. ...

Human Flourishing, Liberal Theory, and the Arts A Liberalism of Flourishing

Human Flourishing, Liberal Theory, and the Arts A Liberalism of Flourishing

1st Edition

Menachem Mautner
April 28, 2020

This book claims that in addition to autonomy, liberal tradition recognizes human flourishing as an ideal of the good life. There are two versions of the liberalism of flourishing: for one the good life consists in the ability of an individual to develop her intellectual and moral capabilities, and...

Consciousness and the Neoliberal Subject A Theory of Ideology via Marcuse, Jameson and Žižek

Consciousness and the Neoliberal Subject A Theory of Ideology via Marcuse, Jameson and Žižek

1st Edition

Jon Bailes
April 22, 2020

Consciousness and the Neoliberal Subject outlines a theory of ideological function and a range of ideological positions according to which individuals rationalise and accept socio-economic conditions in advanced consumer capitalist societies. Through a critical examination of the social and ...

Genealogies of Emotions, Intimacies, and Desire Theories of Changes in Emotional Regimes from Medieval Society to Late Modernity

Genealogies of Emotions, Intimacies, and Desire Theories of Changes in Emotional Regimes from Medieval Society to Late Modernity

1st Edition

Ann Brooks
December 20, 2019

Genealogies of Emotions, Intimacies and Desire excavates epistemologies which attempt to explain changes in emotional regimes from medieval society to late modernity. Key in this debate is the concept of intimacy. The book shows that different historical periods are characterized by emotional ...

Progressive Violence Theorizing the War on Terror

Progressive Violence Theorizing the War on Terror

1st Edition

Michael Blain, Angeline Kearns-Blain
October 17, 2019

This book examines the role of collective violence in the achievement of solidarity, shedding light on the difficulty faced by sociology in theorizing violence and warfare as a result of the discipline’s tendency to idealize society in an attempt to legitimize the idea of progressive social change....

Ethical Politics and Modern Society T. H. Green’s Practical Philosophy and Modern China

Ethical Politics and Modern Society T. H. Green’s Practical Philosophy and Modern China

1st Edition

James Jia-Hau Liu
September 25, 2019

Ethical Politics and Modern Society introduces and critically examines British idealist philosopher, Thomas Hill Green, his practical philosophy, and its reception in China between the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth century. As a response to the modernity issue in Great Britain, ...

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