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Routledge International Handbook of Contemporary Social and Political Theory

Edited by: Gerard Delanty , Stephen P. Turner

Print publication date:  March  2011
Online publication date:  March  2011

Print ISBN: 9780415548250
eBook ISBN: 9780203875575
Adobe ISBN: 9781135997946

10.4324/9780203875575
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The triangular relationship between the social, the political and the cultural has opened up social and political theory to new challenges. The social can no longer be reduced to the category of society, and the political extends beyond the traditional concerns of the nature of the state and political authority.

This Handbook will address a range of issues that have recently emerged from the disciplines of social and political theory, focusing on key themes as opposed to schools of thought or major theorists. It is divided into three sections which address:

  • the most influential theoretical traditions that have emerged from the legacy of the twentieth century
  • the most important new and emerging frameworks of analysis today
  • the major theoretical problems in recent social and political theory.

The Routledge International Handbook of Contemporary Social and Political Theory encompasses the most up-to-date developments in contemporary social and political theory, and as such is an essential research tool for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as researchers, working in the fields of political theory, social and political philosophy, contemporary social theory, and cultural theory.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Marxist Legacy Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Foucault and the Promise of Power without Dogma Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Accidental Conditions Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Lacanian Theory Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Pierre Bourdieu and His Legacy Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Rediscovering Political Sovereignty Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Continuity through Rupture with the Frankfurt School Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Lessons from Twentieth-century Political Philosophy before Rawls Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Liberalism after Communitarianism Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Republicanism Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Pragmatism and Political Theory Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Methodological and Political Pluralism Download PDF
Chapter  13:  What is “Critical” about Critical Racial Theory? Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Feminist Social and Political Theory Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Latin American Social and Political Thought Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Intellectuals and Society Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Power, Legitimacy, and Authority Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Modernity Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Social and Political Trust Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Environment and Risk Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Networks Download PDF
Chapter  22:  From Linguistic Performativity to Social Performance Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Nationalism and Social Theory Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Empire and Imperialism Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Cosmopolitanism's Theoretical and Substantive Dimensions Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Nature and Society Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The Cognitive and Metacognitive Dimensions of Social and Political Theory Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Cognitive Neuroscience and the Theory and Practice of Social and Political Inquiry Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Feminist Border Thought Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Contemporary Chinese Social and Political Thought Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The Limits of Power and the Complexity of Powerlessness Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Sovereignty, Security, and the Exception Download PDF
Chapter  33:  The Future of the State Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Modern Constitutionalism and the Challenges of Complex Pluralism Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Reflexive Integration Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Transnational Activisms and the Global Justice Movement Download PDF
Chapter  37:  The Transnational Social Question Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Hospitality, Rights, and Migrancy Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Social Suffering and the New Politics of Sentimentality Download PDF
Chapter  40:  New Forms of Value Production Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Memory Practices and Theory in a Global Age Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Post-secular Society Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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