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De Facing Power

Author : Clarissa Rile Hayward
ISBN : 0521785642
Genre : Political Science
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A sophisticated new view of power as a network of social boundaries.
Category: Political Science

How Americans Make Race

Author : Clarissa Rile Hayward
ISBN : 9781107435995
Genre : Political Science
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How do people produce and reproduce identities? In How Americans Make Race, Clarissa Rile Hayward challenges what is sometimes called the 'narrative identity thesis': the idea that people produce and reproduce identities as stories. Identities have greater staying power than one would expect them to have if they were purely and simply narrative constructions, she argues, because people institutionalize identity-stories, building them into laws, rules, and other institutions that give social actors incentives to perform their identities well, and because they objectify identity-stories, building them into material forms that actors experience with their bodies. Drawing on in-depth historical analyses of the development of racialized identities and spaces in the twentieth-century United States, and also on life-narratives collected from people who live in racialized urban and suburban spaces, Hayward shows how the institutionalization and objectification of racial identity-stories enables their practical reproduction, lending them resilience in the face of challenge and critique.
Category: Political Science

Violence And Democracy

Author : John Keane
ISBN : 0521545447
Genre : Philosophy
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In this provocative book, first published in 2004, John Keane calls for a fresh understanding of the vexed relationship between democracy and violence. Taking issue with the common sense view that 'human nature' is violent, Keane shows why mature democracies do not wage war upon each other, and why they are unusually sensitive to violence. He argues that we need to think more discriminatingly about the origins of violence, its consequences, its uses and remedies. He probes the disputed meanings of the term violence, and asks why violence is the greatest enemy of democracy, and why today's global 'triangle of violence' is tempting politicians to invoke undemocratic emergency powers. Throughout, Keane gives prominence to ethical questions, such as the circumstances in which violence can be justified, and argues that violent behaviour and means of violence can and should be 'democratised' - made publicly accountable to others, so encouraging efforts to erase surplus violence from the world.
Category: Philosophy

A Companion To Contemporary Political Philosophy

Author : Thomas Pogge
ISBN : 9781444350876
Genre : Philosophy
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This new edition of A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy has been extended significantly to include 55 chapters across two volumes written by some of today's most distinguished scholars. New contributors include some of today’s most distinguished scholars, among them Thomas Pogge, Charles Beitz, and Michael Doyle Provides in-depth coverage of contemporary philosophical debate in all major related disciplines, such as economics, history, law, political science, international relations and sociology Presents analysis of key political ideologies, including new chapters on Cosmopolitanism and Fundamentalism Includes detailed discussions of major concepts in political philosophy, including virtue, power, human rights, and just war
Category: Philosophy

Defacing Power

Author : Brent J Steele
ISBN : 9780472034963
Genre : Political Science
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How do nations create and maintain images of power?
Category: Political Science

Is Political Philosophy Impossible

Author : Jonathan Floyd
ISBN : 9781108508933
Genre : Political Science
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Political philosophy seems both impossible to do and impossible to avoid. Impossible to do, because we cannot agree on a single set of political principles. Impossible to avoid, because we're always living with some kind of political system, and thus some set of principles. So, if we can't do the philosophy, but can't escape the politics, what are we to do? Jonathan Floyd argues that the answer lies in political philosophy's deepest methodological commitments. First, he shows how political philosophy is practiced as a kind of 'thinking about thinking'. Second, he unpicks the different types of thought we think about, such as considered judgements, or intuitive responses to moral dilemmas, and assesses whether any are fit for purpose. Third, he offers an alternative approach - 'normative behaviourism' - which holds that rather than studying our thinking, we should study our behaviour. Perhaps, just sometimes, actions speak louder than thoughts.
Category: Political Science

Power A Reader

Author : Mark Haugaard
ISBN : 0719057299
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This annotated reader is an introductory guide to some of the most significant perspectives on power within social and political theory. Its 15 chapters contain extracts from Giddens, Lukes, Bourdieu, Weber, Arendt and Foucault, each with its own comprehensive introduction.
Category: Literary Criticism

Political Political Theory

Author : Jeremy Waldron
ISBN : 9780674970366
Genre : Political Science
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Political theorists focus on the nature of justice, liberty, and equality while ignoring the institutions through which these ideals are achieved. Political scientists keep institutions in view but deploy a meager set of value-conceptions in analyzing them. A more political political theory is needed to address this gap, Jeremy Waldron argues.
Category: Political Science

The Vulnerable Subject

Author : A. Beattie
ISBN : 9781137292148
Genre : Social Science
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This book develops a concept of vulnerability in International Relations that allows for a profound rethinking of a core concept of international politics: means-ends rationality. It explores traditions that proffer a more complex and relational account of vulnerability.
Category: Social Science

A Theory Of Justice

Author : John RAWLS
ISBN : 9780674042605
Genre : Philosophy
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Though the revised edition of A Theory of Justice, published in 1999, is the definitive statement of Rawls's view, so much of the extensive literature on Rawls's theory refers to the first edition. This reissue makes the first edition once again available for scholars and serious students of Rawls's work.
Category: Philosophy