Thinking Politics

Series Editor(s): Matthew Sharpe, Geoff M. Boucher

Each volume shows how one contemporary thinker responds to the new political challenges of our time

Politics in the 21st Century is immensely complex and multi-faceted and alternative theorisations of debates that radically renew older ideas have grown from a trickle to a flood in the past 20 years. The most interesting and relevant contemporary thinkers have responded to new political challenges - such as liberal multiculturalism, new directions in feminist thinking, theories of global empire and biopolitical power, and challenges to secularism - by widening the scope of their intellectual engagements and responding to the new politics. The thinkers selected for inclusion in the series have all responded to the urgency and complexity of thinking about politics today in fresh ways.

Books in the series will provide clear and accessible introductions to the major ideas in contemporary thinking about politics, through a focus in each volume on a key political thinker. Rather than a roll-call of the 'usual suspects' it will focus on new thinkers who offer provocative new directions and some neglected older thinkers whose relevance is becoming clear as a result of the changing situation.

Each book:

  • Provides a summary overview of the thinker's contribution
  • Positions the thinker within the contemporary political field and their intellectual contexts
  • Explains key concepts and events
  • Balances accessibility with a serious critical treatment of the thinker
  • Exposes the thinker's ideas to robust tests of empirical and conceptual evidence
  • Focuses on ideas and debates in relation to real world politics and contemporary political questions with empirical examples
  • Include text boxes to highlight key concepts and figures

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