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The Lockean Commonwealth
The Lockean Commonwealth (August 2009)
Ross J. Corbett - Author

Timely reappraisal of John Locke’s thoughts on the clash between executive emergency power and the importance of the rule of law.

The tension between executive prerogative in times of emergency and the importance of maintaining and preserving the rule of law has been a perennial concern for modern democratic states. The Lockean Commonwealth reappraises John Locke’s contribution to this timely topi...(Read More)
 
 
Tragedy and Citizenship
Tragedy and Citizenship (November 2008)
Conflict, Reconciliation, and Democracy from Haemon to Hegel
Derek W. M. Barker - Author

A study of attitudes toward tragedy in both democratic and nondemocratic political theory.

Tragedy and Citizenship provides a wide-ranging exploration of attitudes toward tragedy and their implications for politics. Derek W. M. Barker reads the history of political thought as a contest between the tragic view of politics that accepts conflict and uncertainty, and an optimistic perspective that sees conf...(Read More)
 
 
Montesquieu and His Legacy
Montesquieu and His Legacy (November 2008)
Rebecca E. Kingston - Editor

Essays on Montesquieu and the influence of his thought from the eighteenth century to today.

Montesquieu (1689–1755) is regarded as one of the most important thinkers of the Enlightenment. His Lettres persanes and L’Esprit des lois have been read by students and scholars throughout the last two centuries. While many have associated Montesquieu with the doctrine of the “separ...(Read More)

 
 
The Order of Joy
The Order of Joy (August 2008)
Beyond the Cultural Politics of Enjoyment
Scott Wilson - Author

Provocative exploration of a new concept of “joy” within psychoanalytic and cultural studies.

This provocative book introduces a new concept of “joy” within psychoanalytic and cultural studies that provides a different way of understanding the structures of affect produced by shifts in contemporary culture and economy. In so doing, the author offers a radically refigured Lacanianism that is d...(Read More)
 
 
The Illusion of Freedom and Equality
The Illusion of Freedom and Equality (July 2008)
Richard Stivers - Author

Explores how Enlightenment values have been transformed in a technological civilization.

Arguing that the ideology of freedom and equality today bears little resemblance to its eighteenth-century counterpart, Richard Stivers examines how these values have been radically transformed in a technological civilization. Once thought of as a kind of personal property and an aspect of the dignity of the individual, the co...(Read More)

 
 
Imagining Law
Imagining Law (June 2008)
On Drucilla Cornell
Renée J. Heberle - Editor
Benjamin Pryor - Editor

Essays consider Drucilla Cornell’s contributions to philosophy, political theory, and legal studies.

Drucilla Cornell’s contribution to legal thought and philosophy is unique in its attention to diverse traditions and the possibilities of dialogue among them. Renée J. Heberle and Benjamin Pryor bring together scholars from a range of disciplines who reflect on Cornell’s influence and import...(Read More)
 
 
Deliberative Freedom
Deliberative Freedom (June 2008)
Deliberative Democracy as Critical Theory
Christian F. Rostboll - Author

The first sustained look at the relationship between deliberative democratic theory and the topic of freedom.

In Deliberative Freedom, Christian F. Rostbøll accepts the common belief that democracy and freedom are intimately related, but he sees this relationship in a new and challenging way. Rostbøll argues that deliberative democracy is normatively committed to multiple dimensions of freedom, ...(Read More)
 
 
Against the State
Against the State (May 2008)
An Introduction to Anarchist Political Theory
Crispin Sartwell - Author

Irreverent and incisive critique of liberal theories of the state.

In Against the State, Crispin Sartwell unleashes a quick and brutal rejection of the traditional arguments for state legitimacy. Sartwell considers the classics of Western political philosophy—Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Hegel, Hume, Bentham, Rawls, and Habermas, among others—and argues that their positions are not only wrong but also...(Read More)
 
 
Between Athens and Jerusalem
Between Athens and Jerusalem (March 2008)
Philosophy, Prophecy, and Politics in Leo Strauss's Early Thought
David Janssens - Author

Examines the early works of German-Jewish political philosopher Leo Strauss (1899–1973).

Praised as a major political thinker of the twentieth century and vilified as the putative godfather of contemporary neoconservatism, Leo Strauss (1899–1973) has been the object of heated controversy both in the United States and abroad. This book offers a more balanced appraisal by focusing on Strauss’s earl...(Read More)
 
 
Aristotle's Politics Today
Aristotle's Politics Today (October 2007)
Lenn E. Goodman - Editor
Robert B. Talisse - Editor

Examines the implications of Aristotle’s political thought for contemporary political theory.

According to Aristotle, man’s essential sociality implies a distinctive conception of politics, one in which all political associations exist for the sake of the moral perfection of human beings. This stands in sharp contrast with the modern view of politics that man is not “by nature” political; rat...(Read More)
 
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