Republicanism and Political Theory by Cécile Laborde, John Maynor

By Cécile Laborde, John Maynor

Cécile Laborde, John Maynor (eds.)

Republicanism and Political concept is the 1st publication to provide a accomplished and demanding survey of republican political theory.

Critically assesses its historic credentials, conceptual coherence, and normative proposals
Brings jointly unique contributions from top overseas students in an interactive way
Provides the reader with worthwhile perception into new debates happening in republican political theory

Reviews:

"This assortment, which brings jointly ten significant figures in modern political conception, represents an immense contribution to the elaboration of the republican paradigm. It furthers research into the republican's center theoretical dedication to a particular perception of liberty, and extends the theory's succeed in into new parts, to do with transnationalism, gender kin, and constitutionalism, to call simply those. The essays are all quality, and will turn into reference issues for destiny debate."
Daniel Weinstock, Université de Montréal

Republicanism and Political idea is the 1st ebook to supply a finished survey of republican political conception. significantly assessing the historic credentials, conceptual coherence and normative proposals of republicanism, it brings jointly unique contributions from top foreign students. the amount specializes in 4 major parts: liberty within the republican culture; freedom as non-domination and its critics; the borders of republicanism; and new republican debates, reflecting upon the contribution that republicans have made to our figuring out of political lifestyles. person chapters are heavily relating to each other, supplying readers with necessary perception into the most debates occurring among republicans and their critics. a vital textual content for college students in political conception and political technological know-how, this quantity additionally serves as a useful source for learn students in political philosophy, highbrow background, legislations, diplomacy, eu experiences, and gender studies.

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Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short by Richard Bellamy

By Richard Bellamy

Curiosity in citizenship hasn't ever been larger. Politicians of all stripes rigidity its value, as do church leaders, captains of and each form of campaigning group--from these assisting worldwide motives, equivalent to tackling global poverty, to others with a principally neighborhood concentration, similar to struggling with local crime.

In this outstanding, compact creation, Richard Bellamy bargains an eye-opening examine an idea that's as very important because it is rare--the prospect of influencing executive coverage based on kind of reasonable principles and on a kind of equivalent foundation with others. Bringing jointly the latest scholarship, the e-book sheds mild on how principles of citizenship have replaced via time from old Greece to the current, seems at recommendations corresponding to club and belonging, and highlights the relation among citizenship, rights, and democracy.

Bellamy additionally examines the demanding situations confronting the very probability of citizenship this day, the influence of globalization, the desirability of "global citizenship," the educating of citizenship in colleges, citizenship exams for immigrants, and the various diverse definitions and kinds of citizenship in smooth society.

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Themistius, Julian, and Greek Political Theory Under Rome: by Simon Swain

By Simon Swain

Themistius' shut courting with Christian emperors from Constantius to Theodosius makes him essentially the most very important political thinkers and politicians of the later fourth century, and his dealings with Julian the Apostate have lately attracted a lot hypothesis. This quantity provides a brand new severe version, translation and research of Themistius' Letter to Julian approximately kingship and executive, which survives as a rule in Arabic, including texts, translations and analyses of Julian's Letter to Themistius and Sopater's Letter to Himerius. the quantity is done with a textual content, translation and research of the opposite actual paintings of Greek political idea to outlive in Arabic, the Letter of Aristotle to Alexander, which dates from an ancient times and throws into aid the actual issues of Themistius, Julian, and the rulers of the fourth-century Roman international.

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Republicanism: A Theory of Freedom and Government (Oxford by Philip Pettit

By Philip Pettit

This can be the 1st full-length presentation of a republican replacement to the liberal and communitarian theories that experience ruled political philosophy lately. the newest addition to the acclaimed Oxford Political conception sequence, Pettit's eloquent and compelling account opens with an exam of the conventional republican belief of freedom as non-domination, contrasting this with confirmed adverse and confident perspectives of liberty. the 1st a part of the e-book strains the increase and decline of this belief, monitors its many points of interest, and makes a case for why it's going to nonetheless be considered as a critical political perfect. the second one a part of the e-book appears at what the implementation of the proper will require in regards to important policy-making, constitutional and democratic layout, regulatory regulate and the relation among country and civil society. well-liked during this account is a singular idea of democracy, less than which govt is uncovered to systematic contestation, and a imaginative and prescient of state-societal family members based upon civility and belief. Pettit's strong and insightful new paintings deals not just a unified, theoretical evaluation of the numerous strands of republican rules, but in addition a brand new and complicated point of view on stories in similar fields together with the background of rules, jurisprudence, and criminology.

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Política para bufones: Una historia alternativa del poder y by Pedro González Calero

By Pedro González Calero

Tras el éxito logrado con su Filosofía para bufones, Pedro González se ocupa ahora de l. a. historia de l. a. teoría política y de las rules y planteamientos de personajes como Pericles, Maquiavelo o Marx. Desde el humor, las anécdotas y un escepticismo nada disimulado, el autor hace un repaso de las rules políticas y de las formas que el poder ha utilizado para organizar –subordinar, diría él- el pueblo, desde l. a. democracia ateniense a los angeles dictadura del proletariado pasando por el absolutismo y el liberalismo. Como bien apunta el autor, los angeles sátira  olítica ha acompañado siempre al poder, así que nada mejor que recorrer su historia a través de las burlas de aquéllos que con ingenio trataron de dejar a los déspotas en evidencia.

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Reorientation: Leo Strauss in the 1930s by Leo Strauss, Martin D. Yaffe, Richard S. Ruderman

By Leo Strauss, Martin D. Yaffe, Richard S. Ruderman

Author note: Richard S. Ruderman (Editor), Martin D. Yaffe (Editor), Leo Strauss (Contributor)
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Reorientation: Leo Strauss within the 1930s seeks to provide an explanation for the 'change in orientation' that Strauss underwent in the course of a decade of non-public and political upheaval. although he started to garner consciousness within the Fifties, it was once within the Thirties that Strauss made a sequence of basic breakthroughs which enabled him to get better, for the 1st time because the heart a long time, the real that means of political philosophy. regardless of this being a interval of marked output and job for Strauss, his learn during this period is still missed.

This quantity is the first to collect in a single position an exam of Strauss' a number of guides during the decade, offering a accomplished research of his paintings throughout the interval. It contains, for the 1st time in English, 5 newly translated writings of Strauss from 1929–37, delivered to lifestyles with perception from top students within the box.

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Citizens to Lords: A Social History of Western Political by Ellen Meiksins Wood

By Ellen Meiksins Wood

During this groundbreaking paintings, Ellen Meiksins wooden rewrites the background of political concept. She lines the improvement of the Western culture from classical antiquity via to the center a while within the viewpoint of social history—a major departure not just from the normal summary historical past of principles but additionally from different contextual methods.

Treating canonical thinkers as passionately engaged people, wooden examines their principles now not easily within the context of political languages yet as artistic responses to the social family members and conflicts in their time and position. She identifies a particular relation among estate and country in Western background and indicates how the canon, whereas principally the paintings of individuals or consumers of dominant periods, used to be formed by means of advanced interactions between vendors, labourers and states. Western political conception, wooden argues, owes a lot of its energy, and in addition many ambiguities, to those complicated and infrequently contradictory relations.

From the traditional Greek polis of Plato, Aristotle, Aeschylus and Sophocles, in the course of the Roman Republic of Cicero and the Empire of St. Paul and St. Augustine, to the medieval international of Averroes, Thomas Aquinas and William of Ockham, Citizens to Lords deals a wealthy, dynamic exploration of thinkers and ideas that experience indelibly stamped our glossy world.

“Few historians of comparative political suggestion are within the related league as Ellen wooden, who surveys the full sweep of historical and medieval thinkers with equivalent magisterial brilliance of insight.” —Professor Paul Cartledge, collage of Cambridge

“A difficult research, which effectively integrates concept with old adjustments. The readability of the writing makes her account without problems available to any reader able to interact a clean method of the heritage of political theory.” —Sheldon Wolin

“Meiksins wooden is an extraordinary breed—an educational with the soul of a storyteller. hugely recommended.” —Morning Star

“Immensely amazing, daring and erudite ... Meiksins Wood’s conclusions are undeniably nuanced, demanding and significant ... This ebook needs to be obligatory studying for us all.” —Times greater schooling Supplement

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Colonialism and Its Legacies by Iris Marion Young, Jacob T. Levy

By Iris Marion Young, Jacob T. Levy

Colonialism and Its Legacy brings jointly essays through top students in either the fields of political thought and the heritage of political thought of ecu colonialism and its legacies, and postcolonial social and political idea. The essays discover the ways that ecu colonial initiatives based and formed a lot of contemporary political thought, how thoughts from political philosophy affected and have been learned in colonial and imperial perform, and the way we will be able to comprehend the highbrow and social international left at the back of through a half-millennium of ecu empires. the quantity levels from the start of modernity to the current day, analyzing colonialism and colonial legacies in India, Africa, Latin the US, and North the USA.

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The Politics and Poetics of Cinematic Realism (Columbia by Hermann Kappelhoff

By Hermann Kappelhoff

Hermann Kappelhoff casts the evolution of cinema as an ongoing fight to narrate audiences to their historic second. Appreciating cinema's designated skill to bind concrete residing stipulations to person adventure (which current political associations cannot), he reads motion pictures via Sergei Eisenstein and Pedro Almodóvar, through the hot Objectivity and the recent Hollywood, to illustrate how cinema situates spectators inside of society.

Kappelhoff applies the Deleuzean perform of "thinking in images" to his research of movies and comprises the techniques of Jacques Rancière and Richard Rorty, who see politics within the everlasting reconfiguration of poetic varieties. this permits him to conceptualize movie as a medium that regularly renews the audiovisual areas and temporalities in which audiences confront fact. Revitalizing the examining of flicks by means of Visconti, Fassbinder, Kubrick, Friedkin, and others, Kappelhoff affirms cinema's old importance whereas learning its engagement with politics as a realm of expertise.

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Weimar Thought: A Contested Legacy by John P. McCormick, Peter E. Gordon

By John P. McCormick, Peter E. Gordon

In the course of its brief lifespan, the Weimar Republic (1918-33) witnessed an unheard of flowering of achievements in lots of parts, together with psychology, political concept, physics, philosophy, literary and cultural feedback, and the humanities. major intellectuals, students, and critics--such as Hannah Arendt, Walter Benjamin, Ernst Bloch, Bertolt Brecht, and Martin Heidegger--emerged in this time to develop into the most important thinkers of the 20th century. Even this day, the Weimar period continues to be an essential source for brand spanking new highbrow routine. during this incomparable assortment, Weimar inspiration provides either the professional and the overall reader a complete advisor and unified portrait of an important innovators, subject matters, and developments of this attention-grabbing period.

The e-book is split into 4 thematic sections: legislation, politics, and society; philosophy, theology, and technological know-how; aesthetics, literature, and picture; and normal cultural and social issues of the Weimar interval. the quantity brings jointly verified and rising students from a impressive array of fields, and every person essay serves as an outline for a selected self-discipline whereas delivering targeted severe engagement with appropriate difficulties and debates.

Whether used as an introductory significant other or complicated scholarly source, Weimar concept presents perception into the wealthy advancements in the back of the highbrow foundations of modernity.

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