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Political Theology after Metaphysics
Argues for a revolutionary political theology that can be used to combat racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression.
Challenges deep-seated assumptions about the traditionalist nature of Confucianism by providing a new interpretation of the emergence of modern Confucianism in Republican China.
The Republican Hero
Explores the question of whether heroes matter in the modern republic.
The most comprehensive collection of writings by an important twentieth-century radical writer.
African American Coping in the Political Sphere
Explores the influence coping has had on African Americans' political attitudes and behaviors.
The Politics of Orientation
Interlinks Gilles Deleuze's critical philosophy with Niklas Luhmann's systems theory to unpack contemporary democratic politics as a contest for complexity-reducing orientation in sense.
Analyzes the different feelings, drives and instincts we have inherited from other species, to suggest a new understanding of ourselves as part of an eco-political community.
Critical Theory from the Margins
Putting at work a negative pedagogy centered around learning from unlearning, problematizes and boldly challenges today's culturalist discourses, camouflaged racisms, and masked fascisms.
Beyond the Secular
Investigates, through a critical exploration of Derrida's political thought, the foundations of modern secular discourse in relation to issues of race and colonialism.
Colombian Peasants in the Neoliberal Age
Presents a timely discussion of the core problems faced by peasant communities under neo-liberal economics.
Order, Crisis, and Redemption
A critical reflection on the limitations of Carl Schmitt's political theology, reconsidered in light of the current crisis of the liberal democratic order.
Convergence as Adaptivity
Argues that states substitute unwanted policy changes dictated by globalization with politically feasible ones, leading to policy convergence.
Democratic Policy Implementation in an Ambiguous World
Explains the complexities of policy implementation and why attempts to translate new laws into effective and enduring policy sometimes succeed and sometimes fail.
Negotiation Dynamics to Denuclearize North Korea
Comprehensive examination of the goals, strategies, and motives of the six parties involved in North Korea denuclearization talks through the lens of negotiation theory.
Party Switching in Israel
Analyzes the history of legislative party switching and its regulation in the Israeli Knesset.
Global Libidinal Economy
Claims unconscious desire plays a constitutive role in global political economy.
The personal and legal struggle of eight enslaved people for freedom in New York in the period just before the Civil War.
Equality and Excellence in Ancient and Modern Political Philosophy
Interpretations of critically important texts in political philosophy from Greek antiquity to modern times on the tension between human excellence and equality and its possible resolution.
Working through Surveillance and Technical Communication
This book addresses contemporary surveillance practices and examines technical communicators' roles in carrying them out.
The China Record
Detailed assessment of the People's Republic of China as an alternative mode of political system and as a distinctive model of socioeconomic development.
In Local Hands
The first comprehensive study of village government formation and dissolution in New York State.
Following the Ticker
Traces the influence of the stock market on Americans' beliefs about politics.
Returning to Judgment
Explores the importance of political judgment in the work of Bernard Stiegler, and argues his approach to judgment marks an important break with continental political thought.
China and Its Small Neighbors
Analyzes the nature, processes, and political consequences of the asymmetrical relationships between China and its six small neighbors in Asia.
Tradition and the Deliberative Turn
Reframes the discussion of deliberative democracy in a unique fashion, approaching the debate as a historical conversation.
Truth and Politics
Endorses the pursuit of paradigm shifts in our understandings of faith, truth, and nature to remedy the "underside" of modernity and thus to inaugurate a post-modern (but not anti-modern) and post-secular (but not anti-secular) view of the world.
Investigates, by way of Derrida's engagements with Kant, how the foundations of modern constitutionalism can be differently conceived to address some of the challenges of the twenty-first century.
Offers a renovated form of Confucian liberalism that forges a reconciliation between the two extremes of anti-Confucian liberalism and anti-liberal Confucianism.
Animals in the World
Five innovative essays demonstrating how Aristotle's biology is an integral part of Aristotle's understanding of the universe.
Cybersecurity Governance in Latin America
Explores the effects of the cyber revolution for security in the Americas.
The Political Theory of Salvage
Explores the political and theoretical significance of the use of salvaging discarded materials by social movements during their protest activities.
Ladies' Day at the Capitol
First history of New York's women legislators within the larger story of New York State politics.
Racism and Resistance
Essays providing a multi-disciplinary look at Derrick Bell's thesis of racial realism.
Making the Public Service Millennial
Examines how the new wave of Generation Y public service employees are affecting the dynamics of continuity and change in public management ethics.
Primary Elections and American Politics
Argues that Progressive Era reforms had the counterintuitive effect of weakening political parties and their role in representative government.
Opining Beauty Itself
Argues that Plato thinks that ordinary people grapple with the Forms and can make epistemological progress, even if they never achieve knowledge.
Myth and Authority
Argues that Giambattista Vico's early modern account of Roman mythology was a sophisticated attempt to present an epistemological and political critique of the aristocratic way of conceiving the world.
Meditation on the character of the Eleatic Stranger in Plato's late dialogues, arguing that the prominent place afforded to this foreigner—the other—represents an important philosophical and political legacy regarding the way thought, and life in the community, is understood.
Voices from Death Row, Second Edition
A searing, personal look at conditions on Texas's Death Row—told in the words of the prisoners themselves.
Hobbes and the Democratic Imaginary
A critical interrogation of elements of Hobbes's political and natural philosophy and its capacity to enrich our understanding of the nature of democratic life.
Explores the slow but inevitable implosion of our civilization by considering the correlation between capital, work, and ideology.
The First Chief Justice
Chronicles the efforts of the first Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court to establish a federal court system during the country's uncertain early years.
Adventures in Chinese Realism
Relates Chinese Realism to contemporary political and ethical challenges, such as in international relations and the morality of the public sector.
Servant-Leadership, Feminism, and Gender Well-Being
Combines servant-leadership and feminism into a new understanding of leadership.
Explores the basic forms of responsibility that we willingly assume and the collaborative fulfillment that we find in each.
Technologies of Human Rights Representation
Analyzes the effects of new technologies on human rights, with a particular focus on how representations of technology affect our ability to understand and control it.
Provides a novel conceptual and practical theory of revolution, engaging previous theories of revolution, contemporary continental philosophy, and systems theory.
How Trump and the Christian Right Saved LGBTI Human Rights
Traces the Trump administration's surprising support for LGBTI human rights abroad to Trump's indifference and the cynicism and political interests of Christian conservative elites.
Examines the deep roots of the American way of war.
The Shadow of Totalitarianism
Examines the relationship of evil, action, and judgment in the work of Immanuel Kant, Hannah Arendt, and Jean-François Lyotard.
Event of Signature
In dialogue with Derrida, formulates a new philosophical problem - a complex aporia that underlines the topic of the handwritten as a sign of legal identification.
The Future of the World Is Open
Conversations with prominent Italian feminist thinkers Lea Melandri, Luisa Muraro, and Adriana Cavaero, as well as three essays - appearing in English for the first time - by author, journalist, and renown political figure Rossana Rossanda.
Crisis Narratives, Institutional Change, and the Transformation of the Japanese State
Looking at Japan, traces crisis narratives across three decades and ten policy fields, with the aim of disentangling discursively manufactured crises from actual policy failures.
FDR's Budgeteer and Manager-in-Chief
First study of Harold D. Smith, FDR’s budget director from 1939 to 1945.
The Fatah-Hamas Rift
Analyzes the relationship between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas since 2007, a period of time that has been marked by the parties' continual failure to end political disagreements and formulate a common national vision.
Capitalism for All
Demonstrates that a true liberal capitalism has the capacity to enable personal well-being while dealing with new challenges such as pandemics, climate change, and automation.
Describes the profound social impact of the overthrow of the Thai absolute monarchy in 1932, and explains the importance of democracy in a country long known for authoritarian politics.
Much Sound and Fury, or the New Jim Crow?
Intensive look at restrictive new voting laws ostensibly designed to target voter fraud but criticized as being racially-based voter suppression.
A New American Labor Movement
Describes how new kinds of direct-action labor movements are emerging to reshape American labor activism in the twenty-first century.
Democracy at the Ballpark
Examines how the national pastime of baseball has the capacity to shape politics and American democracy.
Leo Strauss on Democracy, Technology, and Liberal Education
The first book-length study of Leo Strauss' understanding of the relation between modern democracy, technology, and liberal education.
From Pariah to Priority
Incorporates a unique diplomatic, insider perspective to explain the unexpected incorporation of LGBTI rights into American and Swedish foreign policies.
The Tyranny of Common Sense
Elucidates how neoliberalism rules all areas of life and operates as a form of common sense, taking Mexico as a case study.
The Nation or the Ummah
Explains why Turkey embraced the Arab Spring despite the risk both domestically and internationally.
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.
The Future of Lenin
Essays that argue in favor of Lenin's continuing relevance for twenty-first century politics and thought.
Return to Point Zero
Analyzes Turkey’s Kurdish conflict since post-Ottoman nation-building through recent peace attempts, from a novel perspective highlighting the dilemmas of the Turk majority and reshaping our understanding of ethnic conflicts, and offers solutions for a sustainable peace.
The Crucible of Public Policy
Relates the dramatic role of New York courts in shaping public policy on key reform legislation in the progressive era.
Analyzes international and cultural relationships informed by "China," a category that is becoming ever more indispensable and yet unstable in everyday narratives.
The Chinese Liberal Spirit
The first English-language translation of an important figure in modern Confucian thought.
The Land beyond the Border
Uses an innovative theoretical framework to comparatively explore the dynamics of state expansion and contraction in Syria (1976-2005), Morocco (since 1975), and Israel (since 1967).
Examines emerging new materialist and posthuman conceptions of subjectivity and agency, and explores their increasing significance for contemporary climate change environmentalism.
Antigone in the Americas
Argues for a decolonial reinterpretation of Sophocles’ classical tragedy, Antigone, that can help us to rethink the anti-colonial politics of militant mourning in the Americas.
A Dangerous Passion
Shows the importance of honor for leaders, both as a source of noble ambition to pursue the public good and as dangerous temptation to seek glory through domination.
Leo Strauss and Contemporary Thought
Broadens the horizons of Strauss’s thought by initiating dialogues between him and figures with whom little or no dialogue has yet occurred.
Battling the Prince
This political memoir exposes the weaknesses of democratic culture in the United States and suggests ways to strengthen it in the face of rising authoritarianism.
Imagining the Fed
Traces the six-decade struggle for power within the Federal Reserve System from the perspective of the central bankers who shaped the Fed.
Seeing with Free Eyes
Examines the ideas of justice in Euripidean tragedy, which reveals the human experience of justice to be paradoxical, and reminds us of the need for humility in our unceasing quest for a just world.
Cosmopolitan Belongingness and War
Offers a cosmopolitan account of war that blends sharp inquiry into interspecies politics with original poetry on animals, loss, and war.
Michael Jackson and the Quandary of a Black Identity
A close examination of the complexity inherent in Michael Jackson's ambiguous racial identity.
The Left Hand of Capital
Original and comprehensive examination of Chilean political and economic development since the end of the Pinochet military regime in 1990.
America in Denial
Examines how race-neutral programs and policies harm, rather than improve, the lives of blacks in the United States.
Blacks in Niagara Falls
A detailed study of the history of African Americans in a small upstate New York city from the days of the Underground Railroad to the deindustrialization of the 1980s.
The Rorty-Habermas Debate
Argues that out of the confrontation between Rorty and Habermas, we might be able to find a new way to think about the kind of politics we need today.
Offers the Islamic concept of ummah as an alternative to the nation-state.
Vera and the Ambassador
A behind-the-scenes look at diplomacy and international relations in post-communist Eastern Europe.
Taxation in Utopia
An interdisciplinary exploration of utopian political philosophy from the neglected perspective of taxation.
Investigates Turkey and Israel's contrasting treatment of religion and demonstrates how this treatment has had a significant impact on these countries' democratic performance.
Holidays of the Revolution
Shows how Israeli Communists developed a distinctive national identity outside the boundaries of Zionism.
Citizenship and Service
Assesses the place of non-military national service in Israeli politics and society.
Moral Responsibility in Twenty-First-Century Warfare
Confronts the ethical challenges of warfare carried out by artificial intelligence.
Leadership and Legacy
Applies a variety of scholarly approaches to analyze the long-term impact of President Obama as a leader and policymaker.
Offers a dialogue about the future of the nature of the human, technology, metaphysical foundations, globalization, and social and political oppression.
Argues that we need to reinvent sovereignty as a motive for democratic political action while remaining alert to its dangers, specifically its relationship to violence.
The Specter of Babel
Presents a new way of thinking about fundamental political concepts such as freedom, justice, and the common good.
Contribution to the Correction of the Public's Judgments on the French Revolution
First translation into English of Fichte’s major work on the French Revolution.
The Disintegration of Community
Analysis of this important Mexican philosopher's social, cultural, and political writings.
Public Affairs and Democratic Ideals
Argues for refocusing attention on publicness and the critical exploration of underlying assumptions that are foundational to the study and practice of public affairs.
The Impeachment of Governor Sulzer
Brings to life the dramatic and colorful career of William Sulzer (1863–1941), former governor of New York State.
A fresh look at Aristotle’s political theory with attention to the resonance of his thought for contemporary concerns.