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Democracy Growing Up
Democracy Growing Up (September 2002)
Authority, Autonomy, and Passion in Tocqueville's Democracy in America
Laura Janara - Author

Winner of the Best First Book Award, presented by the Foundations of Political Theory section of the American Political Science Association

Finalist—2004 C.B. Macpherson Prize presented by the Canadian Political Science Association


The first sustained feminist interpretation of Tocqueville’s classic, Democracy in America.

Tocqueville’s Democracy in Ame...(Read More)
 
 
Caring for the Soul in a Postmodern Age
Caring for the Soul in a Postmodern Age (August 2002)
Politics and Phenomenology in the Thought of Jan Patocka
Edward F. Findlay - Author

The first full exploration of the political thought of Jan Patocka, student of Husserl and Heidegger and mentor to Václav Havel.

In 1977 the sixty-nine-year-old Czech philosopher Jan Patocka died from a brain hemorrhage following a series of interrogations by the Czechoslovak secret police. A student of Husserl and Heidegger, he had been arrested, along with young playwright Václav Havel, for publicly oppo...(Read More)

 
 
Suffering, Politics, Power
Suffering, Politics, Power (January 2002)
A Genealogy in Modern Political Theory
Cynthia Halpern - Author

Suffering and politics in the thought of Luther, Hobbes, Rousseau, and Nietzsche.

Suffering, Politics, Power argues that human suffering on a global scale constitutes the most urgent and least understood question of contemporary politics and political theory. In the modern age, the experience of suffering is primarily a political problem, constructed out of crucial, conflicting perspectives. The book draws on a genealogy of suff...(Read More)
 
 
Counterpublics and the State
Counterpublics and the State (September 2001)
Robert Asen - Editor
Daniel C. Brouwer - Editor

Explores antagonistic encounters between people, both individuals and groups, and governments.

In the form of demonstrations, social movements, guerrilla warfare, and internet "hacktivism," political dissidents or "counterpublics" challenge the state and assert themselves upon the public stage. At stake in such engagements are profound issues of political and economic redistribution, individual and collective rights, political legitima...(Read More)
 
 
Liberty, Rationality, and Agency in Hobbes's Leviathan
Liberty, Rationality, and Agency in Hobbes's Leviathan (July 2001)
David van Mill - Author

A new interpretation of the theory of Hobbes.

Marking a significant departure from most scholarship on Hobbes, this book offers new interpretations of his theories of freedom, agency, rationality, morality, psychology, and politics. Hobbes's arguments concerning many different aspects of civil society and human psychology are brought together to provide a comprehensive theory of agency. Hobbes's theory of fr...(Read More)
 
 
An Ethics of Place
An Ethics of Place (March 2001)
Radical Ecology, Postmodernity, and Social Theory
Mick Smith - Author

Adopts ecological theory to critique, confront, and suggest solutions for contemporary cultural problems.

Mick Smith links together the concepts of the ecological self and an environmental ethos--an ethics of place--as a way to re-engage the moral concerns of radical ecological theories. Best understood as an ethical critique of modernity, radical ecological theory challenges and extends the problematic moral framework now used within ...(Read More)
 
 
Rethinking the Communicative Turn
Rethinking the Communicative Turn (January 2001)
Adorno, Habermas, and the Problem of Communicative Freedom
Martin Morris - Author

Assesses linguistic versus aesthetic visions of critical theory and their capacity to contribute to the analysis of contemporary democratic society.

Contrasting aesthetic versus linguistic centered visions for critical theory and the analysis of contemporary democratic theory and society, Martin Morris draws special attention to the concept of communicative freedom. He problematizes the paradigm shift within critical ...(Read More)
 
 
Aristotle on Political Enmity and Disease
Aristotle on Political Enmity and Disease (November 2000)
An Inquiry into Stasis
Kostas Kalimtzis - Author

Explores Aristotle's theory of the causes that give rise to stasis ('civic disorder'), and provides an original and systematic account of his understanding of political justice and friendship.

This book explores Aristotle's theory of stasis, a word usually translated to mean "revolution," "civic disorder," or "sedition." It examines Aristotle's writings on stasis, especially Book 5 of the Politics, within th...(Read More)
 
 
Bodies of Meaning
Bodies of Meaning (November 2000)
Studies on Language, Labor, and Liberation
David McNally - Author

Challenges postmodernist theories of language and politics which detach language from human bodies and their material practices.
Bodies of Meaning presents a vigorous challenge to postmodernist theories of language and politics which detach language from human bodies and their material practices. Beginning with the 'historical bodies' theorized by Marx, Darwin, and Freud, McNally develops an alternative account of language which dr...(Read More)
 
 
The Tragedy of Liberalism
The Tragedy of Liberalism (August 2000)
An Alternative Defense of a Political Tradition
Bert van den Brink - Author

A defense of liberalism, understood as a perfectionist doctrine that presupposes an ideal but controversial notion of human well-being.

Drawing on recent developments in liberal theory, Bert van den Brink develops an alternative defense of liberalism. He argues that liberal theorists should admit that their doctrine is not neutral with regard to conceptions of the good life--that it in fact fosters ideals of personal autonomy and a plu...(Read More)
 
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