SUNY series in New Political Science

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The Dialectics of Global Justice

Draws on Marx and the first-generation Frankfurt School to make the case that cosmopolitanism must become a postcapitalist political theory.

Liberating Revolution

Provides a novel conceptual and practical theory of revolution, engaging previous theories of revolution, contemporary continental philosophy, and systems theory.

Material Insurgency

Examines emerging new materialist and posthuman conceptions of subjectivity and agency, and explores their increasing significance for contemporary climate change environmentalism.

Contesting the Global Order

Examines how events in the Cold War and post–Cold War periods shaped the intellectual projects of Perry Anderson and Immanuel Wallerstein.

Improv for Democracy

Explores how improv-based teaching and training methods can bridge differences and promote the communication, leadership, and civil skills our world urgently needs.

The Politics of Right Sex

Examines the limitations of rights-based mobilization and litigation for advancing the interests of trans individuals in the contemporary United States.

Capital in the Mirror

Analyzes contemporary capitalism through the products of culture and art for fresh insight into emancipatory possibilities concealed within capitalism’s darkest dynamics.

Fight to Live, Live to Fight

Examines US foreign and domestic policy through the narratives of post-9/11 US military veterans and the activism they are engaged in.

Militant Acts

Offers a history of the role of investigations in radical political struggles from the nineteenth century forward.

The Distortion of Nature's Image

Illustrates how the notion of an ecological society remains a decisively political question.

Postpolitics and the Limits of Nature

Explores why past generations of radical ecological and social justice scholarship have been ineffective, and considers the work of a new wave of scholarship that aims to reinvent the radical project and combat injustice.

From the Streets to the State

Blends academic and activist perspectives to explore recent emancipatory struggles to win and transform state power.

Confrontational Citizenship

Defends confrontational modes of citizenship as a means to reinvigorate democratic participation and regime accountability.

Trendy Fascism

Explores how white supremacist groups use popular music and culture to teach hate and promote violence.

The Bitter Taste of Hope

Essays that critically evaluate America's domestic and foreign policy landscape since President Obama took office.

Toward a Critical Theory of States

In-depth study of the enduring impact of the 1970s debate between state theorists Ralph Miliband and Nicos Poulantzas.

Political Theory and the Animal/Human Relationship

Examines how the animal/human divide has influenced power dynamics.

Anarchism and Art

Interprets popular art forms as exhibiting core anarchist values and presaging a more democratic world.

Elder Care Journey

Combining expert knowledge and first-hand experience, a noted elder care researcher confronts the long-distance care of her own mother.

Happiness, Democracy, and the Cooperative Movement

Examines the political significance of ideas about happiness through the work of utilitarian philosophers William Thompson and Jeremy Bentham.

Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around

Reveals a remarkable woman’s life and her contributions to social justice movements related to Civil Rights, feminism, lesbian and gay liberation, anti-racism, and Black feminism.

Becoming a Footnote

Humorous and witty recollections of the author's journey from insecure graduate student to noted activist/scholar.