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Hierarchy amidst Anarchy
Hierarchy amidst Anarchy (August 2000)
Transaction Costs and Institutional Choice
Katja Weber - Author

Analyzes the underlying basis for state participation in cooperative international structures.

Hierarchy amidst Anarchy is a study of state security provisions, explaining not only why states cooperate, and with whom, but also why they choose the specific types of cooperation they do. In contrast to competing theories that explain international cooperation in terms of the desire to be "bigger" or "stronger", Weber insists that ...(Read More)
 
 
Political Theory and Partisan Politics
Political Theory and Partisan Politics (June 2000)
Edward Bryan Portis - Editor
Adolf G. Gundersen - Editor
Ruth Lessl Shively - Editor

Renowned theorists address the interconnections between those who engage in political struggle and those who study it.

Political theorists typically define political action in terms of rational potential rather than conflict, and for this reason neglect the partisan nature of political experience. This volume redresses this neglect, focusing on the interrelated questions of whether the task of political theory is to find some means of ...(Read More)
 
 
Various Thoughts on the Occasion of a Comet
Various Thoughts on the Occasion of a Comet (May 2000)
Pierre Bayle - Author
Robert C. Bartlett - Translated, notes, interpretive essay

A new translation of Pierre Bayle's first great work, which undermines the influence of "superstition" in political life and laid the groundwork for the separation of church and state.

"I tremble when I recall the terrible appearance [the comet] had on Saturday evening in the clear sky, when it was observed by everybody with inexpressible astonishment. It seemed as though the heavens were burning, or as if the very air was on fire[F]ro...(Read More)
 
 
Action and Contemplation
Action and Contemplation (August 1999)
Studies in the Moral and Political Thought of Aristotle
Robert C. Bartlett - Editor
Susan D. Collins - Editor

European and North American scholars explore the political philosophy of Aristotle, with particular attention to questions arising from the Politics and the Nicomachean Ethics.

"This book is distinguished from other books sensitive to the connection between Aristotle's Ethics and his Politics in two regards. First, it is a collection of essays by scholars representative of different schools of thought and not a...(Read More)
 
 
The Work of Friendship
The Work of Friendship (April 1999)
Rorty, His Critics, and the Project of Solidarity
Dianne Rothleder - Author

Develops a theory of friendship as a space that is neither public nor private.

"The Work of Friendship goes right to the heart of current debates regarding the need for philosophers to overcome not only what Rorty criticizes as epistemology, but also what Rorty fails to address, namely the problem of philosophical detachment from social theory and praxis. The engaging style brings the personal into the political and beautifully...(Read More)
 
 
Democracy, Real and Ideal
Democracy, Real and Ideal (March 1999)
Discourse Ethics and Radical Politics
Ricardo Blaug - Author

Explores the political implications of Habermas's theory of discourse ethics through a resurrection of its radical potential when applied to participants in decision-making groups.

"The author breaks new ground with this original and penetrating discussion of practical issues raised by theories of discourse ethics and discursive democracy. Blaug displays an impressive mastery of the secondary literature in English, and...(Read More)
 
 
Theorizing Nationalism
Theorizing Nationalism (January 1999)
Ronald Beiner - Editor

Theorizing Nationalism directly addresses the normative dimensions of nationalism. A sequel to Theorizing Citizenship, this volume provides theoretical and philosophical clarity to an examination of the political appeal and normative status of nationalist claims. In addition, it discusses the theoretical demonstrable "right" to collective self-determination; the relationship between nationalism and "modernity"; the reconciling of natio...(Read More)
 
 
The Last Conceptual Revolution
The Last Conceptual Revolution (October 1998)
A Critique of Richard Rorty's Political Philosophy
Eric M. Gander - Author

A critique of Rorty's own provocative political philosophy, as well as an in-depth look at both the issues concerning the relationship between the public and the private, and arguments on the role of reason in liberal political discourse generally.

In 1989, with the publication of Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity, and in articles throughout the 1990s, Richard Rorty developed a detailed social and political phil...(Read More)
 
 
Transformational Politics
Transformational Politics (August 1998)
Theory, Study, and Practice
Stephen Woolpert - Editor
Christa Daryl Slaton - Editor
Edward W. Schwerin - Editor

Best Book in Ecological and Transformational Politics Awarded by the American Political Science Association's Section on Ecological and Transformational Politics 1999
Argues that traditional political science is failing to identify and address fundamental political phenomena of our time and proposes an alternative value-based political science.

The discipline of political science has reached a crossroads. The frequency with ...(Read More)
 
 
Reinterpreting the Political
Reinterpreting the Political (July 1998)
Continental Philosophy and Political Theory
Lenore Langsdorf - Editor
Stephen H. Watson - Editor
Karen A. Smith - Editor

Rereads classical figures in continental thought, takes up current topics in the legacy of political theory, and analyzes and evaluates Foucault's work as a prime manifestation of the complicated modern interface between truth and power, institution and liberation.

The task of reinterpretation arises from recognition, within continental philosophy, of a certain abandonment of political philosophy for historicism or a s...(Read More)
 
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