Transitional Justice Contending with the Past MICHAEL NEWMAN London Metropolitan University ‘A highly readable rendering of the current state of the field of transitional justice; ecumenical and comprehensive, it embraces the project of how to reckon with the past.’ Ruti Teitel, New York Law School and author of Globalizing Transitional Justice ‘This book masterfully contextualizes the dizzying array of theoretical work in transitional justice while doing full service to disagreements. Reflective, critical and persuasive, it is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate study.’ Padraig McAuliffe, University of Liverpool In this book, Michael Newman concisely and accessibly introduces the central debates of transitional justice, outlining the key ideas and giving an overview of the vast literature by reference to a range of examples and case studies. It will be an invaluable contribution for students, scholars and practitioners of transitional justice. 216 x 138mm • 224 pages • 2019 HB • 978-1-5095-2115-9 • £50.00 / $64.95 / €61.90 PB • 978-1-5095-2116-6 • £15.99 / $22.95 / €19.90 ebook available
Political Theology A Critical Introduction SAUL NEWMAN Goldsmiths, University of London ‘In Saul Newman’s book, the concepts of political theology and secularization illuminate each other, opening an original perspective on contemporary reality. Rather than opposites, they form a single problematic figure revolving around the enigma of sovereignty. From Marx to Schmitt, from Loewith to Blumenberg, from Habermas to Derrida – the entirety of contemporary philosophy is originally reinterpreted through the political-theological paradigm.’ Roberto Esposito, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa ‘This is an innovative look at a subject we all thought that we understood already (but we didn’t). Newman makes a bold and original pitch to show how we turn our back on the theological at our peril.’ James Martel, San Francisco State University 216 x 138mm • 208 pages • 2018 HB • 978-1-5095-2839-4 • £50.00 / $64.95 / €61.90 PB • 978-1-5095-2840-0 • £15.99 / $22.95 / €19.90 ebook available See backlist for Saul Newman’s Postanarchism.
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Politics and the Anthropocene DUNCAN KELLY University of Cambridge ‘There is something fresh and hopeful about this timely book. Kelly proceeds with a complex understanding of the Anthropocene, avoids the two extremes of climate-induced fatalism or politics that simply deny climate change, and explores resources within theories of representative politics that may enable democratic thought to rise to the challenge of a planetary environmental crisis.’ Dipesh Chakrabarty, University of Chicago ‘Kelly takes up the challenge to rethink politics and the history of political thought in the age of the Anthropocene, and illuminates, in the process, both what is recurrent and what is new and urgent.’ Anne Phillips, London School of Economics and Political Science In this book, Duncan Kelly considers how the Anthropocene could shape our future by engaging with the recent past of our political thinking. Rejecting fatalism, Kelly provides a skilful defence of the potential for democratic politics to negotiate this epochral challenge. 216 x 138mm • 160 pages • 2019 HB • 978-1-5095-3419-7 • £45.00 / $59.95 / €55.90 PB • 978-1-5095-3420-3 • £14.99 / $19.95 / €18.90 ebook available
Passions and Politics PAUL GINSBORG & SERGIO LABATE University of Florence; University of Macerata Translated by David Broder ‘How should we try to fashion our feelings and imaginations across our lives, so that they equip us best to live well together on the scale we need to, is the oldest and deepest challenge in political and religious thinking. Passions and Politics poses that drastic question bravely once again and offers a fresh answer for the epoch of global neoliberalism.’ John Dunn, King’s College, Cambridge 216 x 138mm • 176 pages • 2018 HB • 978-1-5095-3273-5 • £50.00 / $64.95 / €61.90 PB • 978-1-5095-3274-2 • £15.99 / $22.95 / €19.90 ebook available
The Will of the People A Modern Myth ALBERT WEALE University College London ‘An accessible and incisive critique of populism and referendums by a true democrat. The Will of the People is a magisterial contribution of academic political theory to our troubled and confused public debate. Essential reading.’ Cécile Laborde, University of Oxford 190 x 124mm • 144 pages • 2018 HB • 978-1-5095-3326-8 • £35.00 / $45.00 / €42.90 PB • 978-1-5095-3327-5 • £9.99 / $12.95 / €12.90 ebook available