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Confrontational Citizenship
Confrontational Citizenship (December 2017)
Reflections on Hatred, Rage, Revolution, and Revolt
William W. Sokoloff - Author

Defends confrontational modes of citizenship as a means to reinvigorate democratic participation and regime accountability.

A growing number of people are enraged about the quality and direction of public life, despise politicians, and are desperate for real political change. How can the contemporary neoliberal global political order be challenged and rebuilt in an egalitarian and humanitarian manner? What type of political a...(Read More)
 
 
State Violence and Moral Horror
State Violence and Moral Horror (November 2017)
Jeremy Arnold - Author

Explores the concept of “moral horror” as the experience of living amidst unjustifiable state violence.

Can state violence ever be morally justified? In State Violence and Moral Horror, Jeremy Arnold critically engages a wide variety of arguments, both canonical and contemporary, arguing that there can be no justification. Drawing on the concept of singularity found in the work of French philo...(Read More)
 
 
Sovereign Jews
Sovereign Jews (April 2017)
Israel, Zionism, and Judaism
Yaacov Yadgar - Author

Offers a novel exploration of the relationship between religion and the state in Israel.

The question of Jewish sovereignty shapes Jewish identity in Israel, the status of non-Jews, and relations between Israeli and Diaspora Jews, yet its consequences remain enigmatic. In Sovereign Jews, Yaacov Yadgar highlights the shortcomings of mainstream discourse and offers a novel explanation of Zionist ideology and the Isr...(Read More)
 
 
The Debt of the Living
The Debt of the Living (January 2017)
Ascesis and Capitalism
Elettra Stimilli - Author
Arianna Bove - Translator
Roberto Esposito - Foreword by

Analyzes theological and philosophical understandings of debt and its role in contemporary capitalism.

Max Weber’s account of the rise of capitalism focused on his concept of a Protestant ethic, valuing diligence in earning and saving money but restraint in spending it. However, such individual restraint is foreign to contemporary understandings of finance, which treat ever-increasing consumption and debt as natural, al...(Read More)
 
 
Between the Rule of Law and States of Emergency
Between the Rule of Law and States of Emergency (December 2016)
The Fluid Jurisprudence of the Israeli Regime
Yoav Mehozay - Author

HONORABLE MENTION - 2017 Yonathan Shapiro Award for Best Book in Israel Studies, presented by the Association for Israel Studies

Raises concerns about the degree to which the rule of law and emergency powers have become fundamentally entangled, using Israel as a case study.

Contemporary debates on states of emergency have focused on whether law can regulate emergency powers, if at all. These studies bas...(Read More)
 
 
Containing Community
Containing Community (October 2016)
From Political Economy to Ontology in Agamben, Esposito, and Nancy
Greg Bird - Author

2017 Symposium Book Award, presented by the Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy

Analyzes the role of community in the writings of Giorgio Agamben, Roberto Esposito, and Jean-Luc Nancy.

Community has been both celebrated and demonized as a fortress that shelters and defends its members from being exposed to difference. Instead of abandoning community as an anti...(Read More)
 
 
Freedom from the Free Will
Freedom from the Free Will (September 2016)
On Kafka's Laughter
Dimitris Vardoulakis - Author

Brings Kafka’s fiction into conversation with philosophy and political theory.
Many of Kafka’s narratives place their heroes in situations of confinement. Gregor Samsa is locked in his room in the Metamorphosis, and the land surveyor in The Castle is stuck in the village unable either to leave or to gain access to the castle. Dimitris Vardoulakis argues that Kafka constructs these plots of confinement in...(Read More)
 
 
Trendy Fascism
Trendy Fascism (August 2016)
White Power Music and the Future of Democracy
Nancy S. Love - Author

Explores how white supremacist groups use popular music and culture to teach hate and promote violence.

Popular music plays a major role in mobilizing citizens, especially youth, to fight for political causes. Yet the presence of music in politics receives relatively little attention from scholars, politicians, and citizens. White power music is no exception, despite its role in recent high-profile hate crimes. Trendy Fascis...(Read More)
 
 
Constitutionalism, Executive Power, and the Spirit of Moderation
Constitutionalism, Executive Power, and the Spirit of Moderation (July 2016)
Murray P. Dry and the Nexus of Liberal Education and Politics
Giorgi Areshidze - Editor
Paul O. Carrese - Editor
Suzanna Sherry - Editor

Leading scholars and legal practitioners explore constitutional, legal, and philosophical topics.

In Constitutionalism, Executive Power, and the Spirit of Moderation, contributors ranging from scholars to practitioners in the federal executive and judicial branches blend philosophical and political modes of analysis to examine a variety of constitutional, legal, and philosophical topics. Part 1, “...(Read More)
 
 
Toward a Critical Theory of States
Toward a Critical Theory of States (July 2016)
The Poulantzas-Miliband Debate after Globalization
Clyde W. Barrow - Author

In-depth study of the enduring impact of the 1970s debate between state theorists Ralph Miliband and Nicos Poulantzas.

We have recently lived through the turmoil of a global financial crisis that originated in the United States and, despite the platitudes of neo-liberal ideology, nation-states were deeply involved in managing this crisis. If “the state” is again a preeminent actor in the global econo...(Read More)
 
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