Investigates, through a critical exploration of Derrida's political thought, the foundations of modern secular discourse in relation to issues of race and colonialism.
A critical reflection on the limitations of Carl Schmitt's political theology, reconsidered in light of the current crisis of the liberal democratic order.
Claims unconscious desire plays a constitutive role in global political economy.
Analyzes the nature, processes, and political consequences of the asymmetrical relationships between China and its six small neighbors in Asia.
Reframes the discussion of deliberative democracy in a unique fashion, approaching the debate as a historical conversation.
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.
Offers a renovated form of Confucian liberalism that forges a reconciliation between the two extremes of anti-Confucian liberalism and anti-liberal Confucianism.
Explores the political and theoretical significance of the use of salvaging discarded materials by social movements during their protest activities.
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.
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.
Provides a novel conceptual and practical theory of revolution, engaging previous theories of revolution, contemporary continental philosophy, and systems theory.
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.
Examines the relationship of evil, action, and judgment in the work of Immanuel Kant, Hannah Arendt, and Jean-François Lyotard.
The first book-length study of Leo Strauss' understanding of the relation between modern democracy, technology, and liberal education.
Elucidates how neoliberalism rules all areas of life and operates as a form of common sense, taking Mexico as a case study.
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.
Draws on Marx and the first-generation Frankfurt School to make the case that cosmopolitanism must become a postcapitalist political theory.
Essays that argue in favor of Lenin's continuing relevance for twenty-first century politics and thought.
Examines emerging new materialist and posthuman conceptions of subjectivity and agency, and explores their increasing significance for contemporary climate change environmentalism.
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.
Broadens the horizons of Strauss’s thought by initiating dialogues between him and figures with whom little or no dialogue has yet occurred.
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.
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.
First translation into English of Fichte’s major work on the French Revolution.
Presents a new way of thinking about fundamental political concepts such as freedom, justice, and the common good.
A fresh look at Aristotle’s political theory with attention to the resonance of his thought for contemporary concerns.
Offers new perspectives on modern Chinese political thought.
Develops a theory of spiritual freedom and explores its relationship to problems of liberal political regimes.
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.
An interdisciplinary exploration of utopian political philosophy from the neglected perspective of taxation.
Examines how events in the Cold War and post–Cold War periods shaped the intellectual projects of Perry Anderson and Immanuel Wallerstein.
Timely and provocative asessment of various cultural, moral, and political problems in "post-constitutional" America.
A study of novelty through analyses of the language of announcement in revolutionary texts.
This archive-based study of the philosophy of Leo Strauss provides in-depth interpretations of key texts and their larger theoretical contexts.
Argues that images are at the heart of the dialogue’s philosophical argumentation.
Situates Schmitt's legal scholarship in the context of debates regarding whether his thought was more theological or technocratic.
Essays reflecting on the prolific, pioneering, and wide-ranging scholarship of Fred Dallmayr.
Analyzes contemporary capitalism through the products of culture and art for fresh insight into emancipatory possibilities concealed within capitalism’s darkest dynamics.
Identifies and traces the evolution of a forgotten “realist” tradition in medieval Islamic political thought, and considers the prospects for its revival in the context of the contemporary Middle East.
Draws on Plato to argue that Homer elevated private life as the locus of true friendship and the catalyst of the highest human excellence.
Offers a powerful new interpretation of Engels’s contributions to modern social and political theory.
Offers a careful analysis of how Aristotle understands civil war, partisanship, distrust in government, disagreement, and competition, and explores ways in which these views are relevant to contemporary political theory.
Explores the cultural dimensions of protest and dissent in China, focusing on dramatic forms of bodily, spatial, strategic, and artistic performativity.
Diagnoses our contemporary spatial experience as fundamentally totalitarian through a multilayered critical theory of space.
Bridges Western and non-Western political thought to address the problem of democracy and political decadance in contemporary Iran and, by implication, similar Islamic societies.
A study of John Marshall's political thought with special emphasis on his views of constitutional legitimacy, sovereignty, citizenship, and national identity.
Offers a history of the role of investigations in radical political struggles from the nineteenth century forward.
Examines US foreign and domestic policy through the narratives of post-9/11 US military veterans and the activism they are engaged in.
Systematically addresses the philosophical implications of the postcolonial.
Studies the revolutionary theory of the Black Power Movement in the 1960s through ʼ70s, placing it within the broader social theory of black revolution in the United States since the nineteenth century.
Discusses the conservative ideological and political attack on welfare in the United States.
Analyzes key concepts and arguments in the work of one of Europe’s leading philosophers.
Argues that affirming the irreducible differences between men and women can lead to more transformative politics than the struggle for abstract equality between the sexes.
Calls for a Foucauldian approach to political thought that is intrinsically resistant to power and subordination to public policy.
Defends confrontational modes of citizenship as a means to reinvigorate democratic participation and regime accountability.
Explores the concept of "moral horror" as the experience of living amidst unjustifiable state violence.
Raises concerns about the degree to which the rule of law and emergency powers have become fundamentally entangled, using Israel as a case study.
Analyzes the role of community in the writings of Giorgio Agamben, Roberto Esposito, and Jean-Luc Nancy.
Explores how white supremacist groups use popular music and culture to teach hate and promote violence.
In-depth study of the enduring impact of the 1970s debate between state theorists Ralph Miliband and Nicos Poulantzas.
Interprets popular art forms as exhibiting core anarchist values and presaging a more democratic world.
Examines how the animal/human divide has influenced power dynamics.
Deepens our understanding of power through a survey of how its dynamics have been understood from ancient times to the present.
Leading scholars and legal practitioners explore constitutional, legal, and philosophical topics.
Small college professors from across the United States explain why liberal arts institutions remain the gold standard for higher education.
A profound meditation on Leopardi’s art and thought as well as a reframing and reassertion of Negri’s own philosophical and political project of liberation.
Highlights and critically assesses the work of contemporary Italian political philosophers.
Uncovers clues regarding the inner life of Machiavelli's political leaders.
Examines how the Supreme Court has banished free expression from shopping malls and other public spaces.
An ambitious and radically original reading of philosopher Francis Bacon.
A fresh reading of Oakeshott’s contributions to the ongoing conversation of modern political thought.
New edition of the provocative history of the tenuous relationship between the scientific study of politics and the real world of American democracy.
Examines the political significance of ideas about happiness through the work of utilitarian philosophers William Thompson and Jeremy Bentham.
An account of Hegel's political insights and their contemporary relevance.
Proposes a post-Straussian reading of Plato to advance a reconciliation of ancient and modern theories of natural right.
Demonstrates how activists and others use art and popular culture to strive for a more democratic future.
Compelling account of Strauss's mature Maimonidean writings.
Offers a new perspective on the political significance of the Hegelian dialectical legacy.
Offers a striking new reading of Agamben’s political thought and its implications for political action in the present.
A detailed, clear, and comprehensive overview of the current philosophical debate on toture.
Uncovers a fundamental change that took place in Western thinking, especially its departure from the Sephardic philosophy found in the Iberian Peninsula during the 13th century.
Reveals how state felony disenfranchisement laws are undermining American democracy.
Considers the problems of sovereignty through the work of Rousseau, Arendt, Foucault, Agamben, and Derrida.
Accessible introduction to key thinkers of Marxist theory and the debate on the nature of Marxist ethics.
Excavates the experiential structure of Habermas’s communicative action.
Revisionist analysis of the role of strong leadership in democracies, drawing primarily upon the work of Alexis de Tocqueville.
A detailed study of political gridlock in Congress, offering an alternative perspective for evaluating its persistence and charting a course for change.
Timely reappraisal of John Locke’s thoughts on the clash between executive emergency power and the importance of the rule of law.
Argues that violence is no more reliable than any other means of conducting politics.
Levinas ahead of his time--and himself--on politics, postcolonialism and globalization, animals and the environment, and science and technology.
A study of attitudes towards tragedy in both democratic and nondemocractic political theory.
Essays on Montesquieu and the influence of his thought from the eighteenth century to today.
The first sustained look at the relationship between deliberative democratic theory and the topic of freedom.
Explores how Enlightenment values have been transformed in a technological civilization.
Provocative exploration of a new concept of “joy” within psychoanalytic and cultural studies.
Essays consider Drucilla Cornell’s contributions to philosophy, political theory, and legal studies.
Examines the implications of Aristotle’s political thought for contemporary political theory.
Irreverent and incisive critique of liberal theories of the state.
Traces how progressive liberals in Edwardian Britain responded to contemporary intellectual trends.
Examines both the benign and harmful aspects of identity politics.