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Political Theory and the Animal/Human Relationship
Political Theory and the Animal/Human Relationship (April 2016)
Judith Grant - Editor
Vincent G. Jungkunz - Editor

Examines how the animal/human divide has influenced power dynamics.

The division of life into animal and human is one of the fundamental schisms found within political societies. Ironically, given the immense influence of the animal/human divide, especially upon power dynamics, the discipline in charge of theorizing and studying power—political science and theory—has had little to say about the anima...(Read More)
 
 
Power
Power (April 2016)
Oppression, Subservience, and Resistance
Raymond Angelo Belliotti - Author

Deepens our understanding of power through a survey of how its dynamics have been understood from ancient times to the present.

Frequently understood in simplistic and often highly negative terms, the concept of power has proven to be both uncommonly intriguing and maddeningly elusive. In Power, Raymond Angelo Belliotti begins by fashioning a general definition of power that is refined enough to capture ...(Read More)
 
 
Anarchism and Art
Anarchism and Art (March 2016)
Democracy in the Cracks and on the Margins
Mark Mattern - Author

Interprets popular art forms as exhibiting core anarchist values and presaging a more democratic world.

Situated at the intersection of anarchist and democratic theory, Anarchism and Art focuses on four popular art forms—DIY (Do It Yourself) punk music, poetry slam, graffiti and street art, and flash mobs—found in the cracks between dominant political, economic, and cultural institutions and ...(Read More)
 
 
Philosophical Perspectives on Punishment, Second Edition
Philosophical Perspectives on Punishment, Second Edition (December 2015)
Gertrude Ezorsky - Editor

Historical and contemporary philosophical writings on punishment.

Bringing together classic and contemporary texts, this collection considers general philosophical concepts about and justifications for punishment, along with particular issues such as the death penalty and possible alternatives to punishment. New to the second edition are sections on prison labor, solitary confinement, and issues relating to the ...(Read More)
 
 
Flower of the Desert
Flower of the Desert (November 2015)
Giacomo Leopardi's Poetic Ontology
Antonio Negri - Author
Timothy S. Murphy - Translator

A profound meditation on Leopardi’s art and thought as well as a reframing and reassertion of Negri’s own philosophical and political project of liberation.

Antonio Negri, one of Italy’s most influential and controversial contemporary philosophers, offers in this book a radical new interpretation of the nineteenth-century Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi. For Negri, Leopardi is not the bitter, ide...(Read More)
 
 
Public Spaces, Marketplaces, and the Constitution
Public Spaces, Marketplaces, and the Constitution (November 2015)
Shopping Malls and the First Amendment
Anthony Maniscalco - Author

Examines how the Supreme Court has banished free expression from shopping malls and other public spaces.

In spite of their public attractions and millions of visitors, most shopping malls are now off-limits to free speech and expressive activity. The same may be said about many other public spaces and marketplaces in American cities and suburbs, leaving scholars and other observers to wonder where civic engagem...(Read More)
 
 
The Ethics of Democracy
The Ethics of Democracy (October 2015)
A Contemporary Reading of Hegel's Philosophy of Right
Lucio Cortella - Author
Giacomo Donis - Translator

Demonstrates how the ethical underpinning of Hegel’s political and social philosophy has relevance for contemporary democratic life.

The legal regulations and formal rules of democracy alone are not enough to hold a society together and govern its processes. Yet the irreducible ethical pluralism that characterizes contemporary society seems to make it impossible to impose a single system of values as a sou...(Read More)
 
 
Contemporary Italian Political Philosophy
Contemporary Italian Political Philosophy (September 2015)
Antonio Calcagno - Editor

Highlights and critically assesses the work of contemporary Italian political philosophers.

Italy has a rich philosophical legacy, and recent developments and movements in its political philosophy have produced a significant body of thought by internationally renowned philosophers working on questions and themes such as the critique of neoliberalism, statehood, politics and culture, feminism, community, the ...(Read More)
 
 
Machiavelli's Secret
Machiavelli's Secret (September 2015)
The Soul of the Statesman
Raymond Angelo Belliotti - Author

Uncovers clues regarding the inner life of Machiavelli’s political leaders.

The political statesman, Machiavelli tells us, must love his country more than his own soul. Political leaders must often transgress clear moral principles, using means that are typically wrong, even horrifying. What sort of inner life does a leader who “uses evil well” experience and endure? The conventional view held ...(Read More)
 
 
The Best Kind of College
The Best Kind of College (September 2015)
An Insiders' Guide to America's Small Liberal Arts Colleges
Susan McWilliams - Editor
John E. Seery - Editor

Small college professors from across the United States explain why liberal arts institutions remain the gold standard for higher education.

The fevered controversy over America’s educational future isn’t simply academic; those who have proposed sweeping reforms include government officials, politicians, foundation officers, think-tank researchers, journalists, media pundits, and university administra...(Read More)
 
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