The Impossible Community: Realizing Communitarian Anarchism (Contemporary Anarchist Studies)

By John P. Clark

The most unlikely Community confronts a severe second while social and ecological disaster loom, the Left turns out not able to articulate a reaction, and the suitable is monopolizing public debates. This publication bargains a reformulation of anarchist social and political conception to boost a communitarian anarchist resolution.

It argues loose and simply social order calls for a thorough transformation of the modes of domination exercised via social ideology and institutional constructions. Communitarian anarchism unites a universalist hindrance for social and ecological justice whereas spotting the integrity and individuality of the individual. in truth, anarchist rules of mutual reduction and voluntary cooperation can already be noticeable in numerous contexts, from the rebuilding of recent Orleans after Katrina to social activities in India.

This paintings deals either a theoretical framework and urban case experiences to teach how modern anarchist perform maintains an extended culture of effectively synthetizing own and communal liberation. this important contribution will charm not just to scholars in anarchism and political concept, but additionally to activists and someone drawn to making the realm a greater position.

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The Theory of Revolution in the Young Marx (Historical Materialism Book Series, Volume 2)

By Michael Löwy

Within the 1840s, the younger German journalist Karl Marx constructed a mode for figuring out glossy society that continues to be crucial this day. Löwy demonstrates the lasting value of Marx’s early writings on alienation and emancipation, and lines the family tree of Marx’s rules one of the highbrow currents of the day. by way of contextualizing Marx’s distinct reconciliation of materialism with dialectics one of the highbrow debates and nascent staff struggles of the period, Löwy provides an illuminating materialist historical past of Marx’s materialism.

“This ebook is excellent, incisive, sincere and merits to be learn with cognizance. it really is a massive occasion within the Marxist theoretical production.” —Politique Hebdo

“A notable essay, whose advantage is not just theoretical, but additionally old, since it examines unknown points of the evolution of younger Marx’s thinking.” —Politis

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Critical Theory and Libertarian Socialism: Realizing the Political Potential of Critical Social Theory (Critical Theory and Contemporary Society)

By Charles Masquelier

This quantity within the serious thought and modern Society sequence examines the function serious conception performs in modern day political, social, and financial crises, exhibiting the way it may help to either diagnose and treatment such problems.
severe social thought is first revisited by way of exposing the affinity among Marx's critique of political financial system, the critique of instrumental cause elaborated by way of the 1st iteration of the Frankfurt tuition, and the libertarian socialism of G.D.H. Cole. this can be through an offer for a thorough reorganization of monetary and political existence and the corresponding improvement of emancipatory practices presupposing the reconciliation of humanity and nature. finally, the modern relevance of those associations and practices are mentioned, in addition to situations of up to date sorts of resistance, equivalent to the Occupy circulation and alter-globalisation.
via bringing jointly the worries of serious thought and libertarian socialism, this quantity not just illustrates the sensible aspect of serious conception, but additionally highlights its modern relevance. Researchers in political concept, social idea and political philosophy will locate this a fascinating paintings that might stimulate debates approximately new choices to present difficulties.

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Marxism and Ethics: Freedom, Desire, and Revolution (Suny Series in Radical Social and Political Theory)

By Paul Blackledge

Obtainable advent to key thinkers of Marxist idea and the controversy at the nature of Marxist ethics. Marxism and Ethics is a entire and hugely readable creation to the wealthy and intricate background of Marxist moral conception because it has developed over the past century and a part. Paul Blackledge argues that Marx’s ethics of freedom underpin his innovative critique of capitalism. Marx’s perception of employer, he argues, is better understood during the lens of Hegel’s synthesis of Kantian and Aristotelian moral recommendations. Marx’s rejection of moralism isn't, as steered in crude materialist readings of his paintings, a dismissal of the loose, purposive, subjective size of motion. Freedom, for Marx, is either the essence and the objective of the socialist stream opposed to alienation, and freedom’s concrete glossy shape is the stream for actual democracy opposed to the capitalist separation of economics and politics. whilst, Marxism and Ethics is additionally a particular contribution to, and critique of, modern political philosophy, one who models a robust synthesis of the most powerful components of the Marxist culture. Drawing on Alasdair MacIntyre’s early contributions to British New Left debates on socialist humanism, Blackledge develops an alternate moral idea for the Marxist culture, person who avoids the inadequacies of methods framed via Kant at the one hand and utilitarianism at the different. “In this crucial learn, Paul Blackledge presents an intensive, unique and wide-ranging account of the controversies round moral questions within the background of Marxism.” — Marx and Philosophy overview of Books “…in this significant new examine … [Blackledge] strikes past what has turn into the well-worn floor of the dispute inside Marxism among moral nihilism and universalism and takes the controversy onto extra giant and promising new ground.” — overseas Socialism “This publication presents notable facts of the highbrow and ethical strengths of up to date Marxism. Paul Blackledge has supplied the easiest historical past to date written of Marxism’s engagement with ethics. He allows us to appreciate Marx’s personal ethical issues greater than Marx himself did. And he has made an incisive contribution to modern ethical debate. Critics of Marx and Marxism, together with sympathetic critics reminiscent of myself, must take this ebook very seriously.” — Alasdair MacIntyre, writer of After advantage: A learn in ethical concept, 3rd variation Paul Blackledge is Professor of Political concept at Leeds Metropolitan collage. he's the writer of Perry Anderson, Marxism, and the recent Left and Reflections at the Marxist concept of heritage, and the coeditor (with Graeme Kirkpatrick) of old Materialism and Social Evolution.

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Self-Ownership, Freedom, and Equality (Studies in Marxism and Social Theory)

By G. A. Cohen

Defenders of capitalism declare that its inequality is the required expense of the liberty that it promises. In that protection of capitalist inequality, freedom is self-ownership, the suitable of every individual to do as he needs with himself. the writer indicates that self-ownership fails to convey the liberty it offers to safe. He thereby undermines the concept fans of freedom should still include capitalism and the inequality that includes it. within the ultimate bankruptcy he reaffirms the ethical superiority of socialism, opposed to the heritage of the disastrous Soviet scan.

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Lenin and the Logic of Hegemony: Political Practice and Theory in the Class Struggle (Historical Materialism Book)

Using Gramsci’s suggestion of ‘hegemony’ Alan Shandro bargains an unique interpretation of Lenin’s political perform and theory.

Through a cautious textual research of the writings of Lenin and his contemporaries, Shandro strains the ways that Lenin’s political perform and idea led him to the ‘philosophical truth’ of hegemony. This unique and groundbreaking research demolishes a lot of caricatures of Lenin’s function as political actor and philosopher, and illuminates the underlying parameters of hegemony in the category struggle.

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Second Treatise of Government (Hackett Classics)

The Second Treatise is among the most crucial political treatises ever written and probably the most far-reaching in its influence.

In his provocative 15-page advent to this version, the overdue eminent political theorist C. B. Macpherson examines Locke's arguments for constrained, conditional executive, deepest estate, and correct of revolution and indicates purposes for the charm of those arguments in Locke's time and since.

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International Security Studies: Theory and Practice

By Peter Hough, Andrew Moran, Bruce Pilbeam

This new textbook presents scholars with a entire and obtainable creation to the topic of safety reports, with a powerful emphasis at the use of case stories.

In addition to featuring the main theoretical views, the booklet examines various very important and arguable subject matters in sleek debates, protecting either conventional army and non-military defense concerns, reminiscent of proliferation, humanitarian intervention, foodstuff safeguard and environmental defense. in contrast to most traditional textbooks, the quantity additionally deals a variety of case experiences – together with chapters at the united states, China, the center East, Russia, Africa, the Arctic, the center East, Europe and Latin the US – supplying targeted analyses of significant worldwide safety matters.

The 34 chapters comprise pedagogical good points reminiscent of textboxes, precis issues and advised extra examining and are divided into 5 thematic sections:

  • Conceptual and Theoretical
  • Military Security
  • Non-Military safety
  • Institutions and Security
  • Case Studies

This textbook could be crucial interpreting for all scholars of safeguard reviews and hugely advised for college kids of severe safeguard experiences, human defense, peace and clash reports, overseas coverage and diplomacy typically.

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Reason and Revolution: Hegel and the Rise of Social Theory

By Herbert Marcuse

It's of the very definition of any "classic" paintings that it'll not just introduce a brand new intensity and path of proposal, yet that its unique insights suffer. while it first seemed in 1940, cause and Revolution by way of Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979) used to be acclaimed for its profound and undistorted analyzing of Hegel's social and political thought. this present day, the appreciation of Marcuse's paintings has remained excessive, extra appropriate now than ever before.

In the swiftly altering context of post-Cold battle political realities, there's no greater consultant than Marcuse to the place we've been and to what we'd count on. As he good understood, turbulent and remarkable political occasions regularly ran inside channels previous set through political idea; and he both understood that it was once Hegel's frequently unappreciated and misunderstood idea which really set a primary course of recent political life.

It is a lucky mixture to have a student of Marcuse's brilliance and lucid honesty addressing the assets and outcomes of Hegel's social thought.

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