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Political Theory and Philosophy -

Related category: Politics & Philosophy
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These are some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many others that we can also order! (Note: this website cannot tell you if we have a book in stock right now or not, and though we do our best to keep information up to date, occasionally prices may have changed.)
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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 25 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book A Left that Dares to Speak Its Name: 34 Untimely Interventions by Slavoj Zizek
    A Left that Dares to Speak Its Name: 34 Untimely Interventions - by Slavoj Zizek

    £14.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781509541188 | ISBN 10: 1509541187

    With irrepressible humor, Slavoj Zizek dissects our current political and social climate, discussing everything from Jordan Peterson and sex “unicorns” to Greta Thunberg and Chairman Mao. Taking aim at his enemies on the Left, Right, and Center, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Politics and Literature by Jean-Paul Sartre
    Politics and Literature - by Jean-Paul Sartre

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780714549156 | ISBN 10: 0714549150

    First published in French magazines in the 1960s, the essays and interviews collected in this volume tackle two of Sartre's most enduring concerns as a philosopher: politics and literature.  With regard to the former, they develop the notion of ... more

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  • Cover image of book The British State: A Warning by Chris Nineham
    The British State: A Warning - by Chris Nineham

    £10.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781789043297 | ISBN 10: 1789043298

    The first attempt since the 1980s to analyse the British state's capacity to block change and derail social movements. A riposte to those who said there could never be a very British coup.   What happens if a radical government gets elected in ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Three Dimensions of Freedom by Billy Bragg
    The Three Dimensions of Freedom - by Billy Bragg

    £6.00   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780571353217 | ISBN 10: 0571353215

    At a time when opinion trumps facts and truth is treated as nothing more than another perspective, free speech has become a battleground. While authoritarians and algorithms threaten democracy, we argue over who has the right to speak.  To pr ... more

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  • Cover image of book What Kind of Creatures Are We? by Noam Chomsky
    What Kind of Creatures Are We? - by Noam Chomsky

    £11.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780231175975 | ISBN 10: 0231175973

    Noam Chomsky is widely known and deeply admired for being the founder of modern linguistics, one of the founders of the field of cognitive science, and perhaps the most avidly read political theorist and commentator of our time. In these lectures, he ... more

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  • Cover image of book Economy and Society: Selected Writings by Karl Polanyi
    Economy and Society: Selected Writings - by Karl Polanyi

    £18.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781509523313 | ISBN 10: 1509523316

    Few figures are more crucial to understanding the upheavals of our contemporary era than Karl Polanyi. In a world riven by social and economic crises, from rising inequality to the decay of democratic institutions and profound technological disruptio ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Power of Politicians by Frances D’ Souza and Tessa Jowell
    The Power of Politicians - by Frances D’ Souza and Tessa Jowell

    £7.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781912208074 | ISBN 10: 1912208075

    Edited and with an introduction by Claire Foster-Gilbert.   The Power of Politicians is an account of Tessa Jowell’s experience of entering politics and making effective sense of her role. Here, with Frances D’Souza, she gives fascinating insi ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Know There Are So Many of You by Alain Badiou
    I Know There Are So Many of You - by Alain Badiou

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781509532605 | ISBN 10: 1509532609

    The history of humanity has only just begun. The Neolithic Revolution may have endowed us with unparalleled means of communication, subsistence and knowledge acquisition. However, it is clear in today’s world that inequality, power hierarchies and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Authentocrats: Culture, Politics and the New Seriousness by Joe Kennedy
    Authentocrats: Culture, Politics and the New Seriousness - by Joe Kennedy

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781912248179 | ISBN 10: 1912248174

    We are entering, we are told, a post-liberal age. Authoritarian populism is in the political ascendant, and notions of permissiveness, multiculturalism and “identity politics” have allegedly failed us, meaning that we must now fall back on some n ... more

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  • Cover image of book First As Tragedy, Then As Farce by Slavoj Žižek
    First As Tragedy, Then As Farce - by Slavoj Žižek

    £10.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786635938 | ISBN 10: 1786635933

    From the tragedy of 9/11 to the farce of the financial meltdown.   Billions of dollars were hastily poured into the global banking system in a frantic attempt at financial stabilisation. So why has it not been possible to bring the same forces to ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Courage of Hopelessness: Chronicles of a Year of Acting Dangerously by Slavoj Žižek
    The Courage of Hopelessness: Chronicles of a Year of Acting Dangerously - by Slavoj Žižek

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780141986098 | ISBN 10: 0141986093

    In these troubled times, even the most pessimistic diagnosis of our future ends with an uplifting hint that things might not be as bad as all that, that there is light at the end of the tunnel.   Yet, argues Slavoj Žižek, it is only when we have ... more

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  • Cover image of book What Would Marx Do? How the greatest political theorists would solve your everyday problems by Gareth Southwell
    What Would Marx Do? How the greatest political theorists would solve your everyday problems - by Gareth Southwell

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781844039791 | ISBN 10: 184403979x

    Let the greatest political philosophers in history answer all your everyday questions and in doing so make even the most complex political theories easy to understand.  Have you ever wondered what Kant might have to say about your addiction t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Terrorism and Communism: A Reply to Karl Kautsky by Leon Trotsky, with an introduction by Slavoj Žižek
    Terrorism and Communism: A Reply to Karl Kautsky - by Leon Trotsky, with an introduction by Slavoj Žižek

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786633439 | ISBN 10: 1786633434

    Trotsky and Slavoj Žižek defend revolutionary violence.   Written in the white heat of revolutionary Russia’s Civil War, Trotsky’s Terrorism and Communism is one of the most potent defenses of revolutionary dictatorship.  In his pro ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hope Without Optimism by Terry Eagleton
    Hope Without Optimism - by Terry Eagleton

    £10.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780300226447 | ISBN 10: 0300226446

    In a virtuoso display of erudition, thoughtfulness and humour, Terry Eagleton teases apart the concept of hope as it has been (often mistakenly) conceptualised over six millennia, from ancient Greece to today. He distinguishes hope from simple optimi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Specters of Revolt by Richard Gilman-Opalsky
    Specters of Revolt - by Richard Gilman-Opalsky

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910924365 | ISBN 10: 1910924369

    In 1848, Karl Marx declared that a communist specter was haunting Europe. In 1994, Jacques Derrida considered how the specter of Marx would haunt the post-Cold War world. In Specters of Revolt, Gilman-Opalsky argues that the world is haunted by revol ... more

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  • Cover image of book Philosophy for Militants by Alain Badiou, translated by Bruno Bosteels
    Philosophy for Militants - by Alain Badiou, translated by Bruno Bosteels

    £5.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781781688694 | ISBN 10: 1781688699

    A philosophical guidebook for the struggles to come.  An urgent and provocative account of the modern militant, a transformative figure at the front line of emancipatory politics. Around the world, recent events have seen the creation of a ra ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dissensus: On Politics and Aesthetics by Jacques Rancire
    Dissensus: On Politics and Aesthetics - by Jacques Rancire

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781472583550 | ISBN 10: 1472583558

    Dissensus: On Politics and Aesthetics brings together some of Jacques Rancire's most recent writings on art and politics to show the critical potential of two of his most important concepts: the aesthetics of politics and the politics of aesthetics. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Philosophy and the Idea of Communism: Alain Badiou in Conversation with Peter Engelmann by Alain Badiou and Peter Engelmann
    Philosophy and the Idea of Communism: Alain Badiou in Conversation with Peter Engelmann - by Alain Badiou and Peter Engelmann

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780745688367 | ISBN 10: 0745688365

    In a well-known text called The Communist Hypothesis, first published in 2007, the renowned philosopher Alain Badiou breathed fresh life into the idea of communism as an intellectual representation that provides a critical perspective on existing p ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy by David Graeber
    The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy - by David Graeber

    £18.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781612193748 | ISBN 10: 1612193749

    From the author of the blockbuster international bestseller Debt: The First 5,000 Years comes a revelatory account of the way bureaucracy rules our lives. Where does the desire for endless rules, regulations, and bureaucracy come from? How did we ... more

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  • Cover image of book Trouble in Paradise: From the End of History to the End of Capitalism by Slavoj iek
    Trouble in Paradise: From the End of History to the End of Capitalism - by Slavoj iek

    £16.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780241004968 | ISBN 10: 0241004969

    In Trouble in Paradise, Slavoj iek, one of our most famous, most combative philosophers, explains how by drawing on the ideas of communism, we can find a way out of the crisis of capitalism.   There is obviously trouble in the global capital ... more

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  • Cover image of book Philosophical Anarchism and Political Obligation by Magda Egoumenides
    Philosophical Anarchism and Political Obligation - by Magda Egoumenides

    £19.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781441144119 | ISBN 10: 1441144110

    Political obligation refers to the moral obligation of citizens to obey the law of their state and to the existence, nature, and justification of a special relationship between a government and its constituents. This volume in the Contemporary Anarch ... more

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  • Cover image of book Demanding the Impossible by Slavoj Zizek
    Demanding the Impossible - by Slavoj Zizek

    £14.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780745672298 | ISBN 10: 0745672299

    Where are we today and what is to be done? Slavoj Zizek ponders these questions in this unique and timely book. Based on live interviews, the book captures Zizek at his irrepressible best, elucidating such topics as the uprisings of the Arab Spring ... more

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  • Cover image of book Libertarian Anarchy: Against the State by Gerard Casey
    Libertarian Anarchy: Against the State - by Gerard Casey

    £18.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781441144676 | ISBN 10: 1441144676

    Political philosophy is dominated by a myth, the myth of the necessity of the state. The state is considered necessary for the provision of many things, but primarily for peace and security. In this provocative book, Gerard Casey argues that social o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Political Philosophy: A Graphic Guide by Dave Robinson and Judy Groves
    Introducing Political Philosophy: A Graphic Guide - by Dave Robinson and Judy Groves

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781848312036 | ISBN 10: 1848312032

    Philosophers have always asked fundamental and disturbing questions about politics. Plato and Aristotle debated the merits of democracy. The origins of society, the state and government authority were issues addressed by Hobbes, Rousseau, Hegel, Marx ... more

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  • Cover image of book Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction by David Miller
    Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction - by David Miller

    £7.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780192803955 | ISBN 10: 0192803956

    This book introduces readers to the concepts of political philosophy. It starts by explaining why the subject is important and how it tackles basic ethical questions such as 'how should we live together in society?'   It looks at politica ... more

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