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Animals and Ecological Science  

Anita Guerrini

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Mar 2017
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Feb 2015
Ecological science, which studies the relationships between organisms and their environments, developed from natural history. Aristotle’s teleological chain of being and detailed ... More

Animals in Political Theory  

Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlicka

Published in print:
Mar 2017
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Jul 2015
Western political theorists have largely ignored the animal question, assuming that animals have no place in our theories of democracy, citizenship, membership, sovereignty, and the public ... More

Anthropological Perspectives on the Limits of the State  

Andrew Brandel and Shalini Randeria

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Mar 2018
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Apr 2018
This chapter examines how anthropological work on the state and political power not only complements, but also contests the political scientific conception of limited statehood. The two ... More

Authoritarian Regimes  

Oliver Schlumberger

This article first discusses the term “authoritarian regimes” and makes a claim for studying such regimes. An overview of the young but burgeoning research on authoritarian regimes ... More

Axel Honneth, The Struggle for Recognition  

D. Clifton Mark

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Apr 2016
Axel Honneth’s The Struggle for Recognition develops an empirically anchored theory of social conflict based on Hegel’s theory of recognition. In this book, he argues for an ... More

Biopolitics  

Ruth A. Miller

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Feb 2016
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Jan 2015
This chapter discusses the scholarly treatment of the term biopolitics from the mid-1970s to the present, and it describes how feminist theorists have influenced and also departed from ... More

The Body and Politics  

Diana Coole

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Mar 2013
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Aug 2013
This article focuses on the concept of the body in political thought, which has been widely ignored. In gender studies, however, the body serves as a relevant dimension of politics. Some of the main ... More

Brokerage, Intermediation, Translation  

Jana Hönke and Markus-Michael Müller

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Mar 2018
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Apr 2018
This chapter offers an integrative reading of the dispersed debates on brokerage, intermediation, and translation as a mode of governance in areas of limited statehood (ALS). It highlights ... More

Business  

Tanja A. Börzel and Nicole Deitelhoff

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Mar 2018
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Apr 2018
Business has become an important governor in areas of limited statehood (ALS). While the shadow of hierarchy is not necessary to incentivize companies, their contributions to governance ... More

Carl Schmitt’s Concept of History  

Matthias Lievens

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Jan 2017
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May 2014
In many of his political writings, Carl Schmitt seeks to render conflict and struggle visible and recognizable. He wages a metapolitical struggle against depoliticizing types of spirit and ... More

Carl Schmitt’s Political Theory of Dictatorship  

Duncan Kelly

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Jan 2017
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Dec 2013
This chapter reconstructs the intellectual-historical background to Carl Schmitt’s well-known analysis of the problem of dictatorship and the powers of the Reichspräsident under the Weimar ... More

Challenging the Human X Environment Framework  

Samantha Frost

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Jan 2016
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Mar 2016
Challenges to the idea of the human raised in posthumanist inquiry present both problems and opportunities for understanding and organizing an environmental politics able to transform ... More

Charles Taylor, Sources of the Self  

Michael Zuckert

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Feb 2016
This chapter reviews Charles Taylor’s Sources of the Self. The book displays Taylor’s mastery not only of the history of philosophy, but of theology, poetry, and art. He also shares Georg ... More

Chinese Political Ideologies  

Leigh Jenco

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Aug 2013
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Dec 2013
This chapter examines modern Chinese political ideologies beginning in the late nineteenth century, as intellectuals began to articulate China’s place in a global order centred outside its ... More

Christian Democracy  

Paolo Pombeni

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Aug 2013
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Dec 2013
Christian Democracy is an evolving concept. This chapter discusses the long journey of the term in political debate. Considered at the beginning unacceptable by the Popes, as an offspring ... More

Citizenship  

Birte Siim

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Mar 2013
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Aug 2013
This article addresses the joint challenge presented by migration, globalization, and multilevel governance, where citizenship within and beyond the nation state is renegotiated. It illustrates the ... More

Citizenship: Radical, Feminist, and Green  

Sherilyn Macgregor

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Jan 2016
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Mar 2016
This chapter provides a review of the main themes and debates in the literature on green citizenship. It is framed by a question of depoliticization: whether the concept has become too ... More

Civilization  

Ann Towns

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Feb 2016
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Apr 2015
This chapter discusses the treatment of civilization as a concept and phenomenon in feminist scholarship from the late 1970s until the present. How have feminist scholars understood and ... More

Coercion and Trusteeship  

David A. Lake

Published in print:
Mar 2018
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Apr 2018
The governance problem arises when society lacks an ‘ultimate’ authority able to regulate competition and limit conflict between social actors. A variant of the cycling problem in social ... More

Collective Action Theory  

Elinor Ostrom

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2009
This article discusses collective action theory and focuses on three broad tropics. It first examines the growing and extensive theoretical literature that posits a host of structural ... More

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