about polity Polity is a leading international publisher in the social sciences and humanities and we publish some of the world’s best authors in these fields. Our books range from core textbooks for students to cuttingedge scholarly work. Many of our books in politics, current affairs, art, history and biography are of interest to a wide general readership. We are committed to publishing outstanding books which stimulate public debate about key issues in social, political and cultural life.
Our publishing programme Polity publishes some of the world’s leading thinkers in social and political theory, as well as aesthetics and philosophy, including Pierre Bourdieu, Jürgen Habermas, Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Norbert Elias, Ulrich Beck, Niklas Luhmann, Peter Sloterdijk, Axel Honneth, Hans Fallada, Primo Levi, Giorgio Agamben, Antonio Negri, Jacques Derrida, Roland Barthes, Paul Ricoeur, Jacques Lacan, Bruno Latour, Jean Baudrillard, Paul Virilio, Alain Badiou, Slavoj Žižek, Jacques Rancière, Catherine Malabou, Hélène Cixous, Pascal Bruckner, Bernard Stiegler, Jacques Le Goff, Serge Gruzinski, Paul Veyne and Élisabeth Roudinesco.
Polity’s history Established in 1984, Polity has grown rapidly into one of the world’s most prestigious lists, publishing over 150 titles each year. We are an independent company with offices in Cambridge and Oxford in the UK, and Boston and New York in the US. Our books are available throughout the world under the Polity imprint. Sales representation and distribution of Polity titles are provided by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., worldwide.
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