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The Scandal of ReasonA Critical Theory of Political Judgment

The Scandal of Reason: A Critical Theory of Political Judgment

Albena Azmanova

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153805
eISBN:
9780231527286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153805.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Theories of justice are haunted by a paradox: the more ambitious the theory of justice, the less applicable and useful the model is to political practice; yet the more politically realistic the ... More

Schools for Conflict or for Peace in Afghanistan

Schools for Conflict or for Peace in Afghanistan

Dana Burde

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169288
eISBN:
9780231537513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169288.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Foreign-backed funding for education does not always stabilize a country and enhance its state-building efforts. This book shows how aid to education in Afghanistan bolstered conflict both ... More

Security and Profit in China’s Energy PolicyHedging Against Risk

Security and Profit in China’s Energy Policy: Hedging Against Risk

Øystein Tunsjø

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165082
eISBN:
9780231535434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165082.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

China has developed sophisticated hedging strategies to insure against risks in the international petroleum market. It has managed a growing net oil import gap and supply disruptions by maintaining a ... More

Socialism UnboundPrinciples, Practices, and Prospects

Socialism Unbound: Principles, Practices, and Prospects

Stephen Eric Bronner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153836
eISBN:
9780231527354
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153836.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Published more than twenty years ago, this bold defense of socialism remains a seminal text for our time. Treating socialism as an ethic, reinterpreting its core categories, and critically ... More

States of WarEnlightenment Origins of the Political

States of War: Enlightenment Origins of the Political

David Bates

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158053
eISBN:
9780231528665
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158053.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

We fear that the growing threat of violent attack has upset the balance between existential concepts of political power, which emphasize security, and traditional notions of constitutional limits ... More

Strong Society, Smart StateThe Rise of Public Opinion in China's Japan Policy

Strong Society, Smart State: The Rise of Public Opinion in China's Japan Policy

James Reilly

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158060
eISBN:
9780231528085
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158060.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The rise and influence of public opinion on Chinese foreign policy reveals a remarkable evolution in authoritarian responses to social turmoil. This book shows how Chinese leaders have responded to ... More

Talking About TortureHow Political Discourse Shapes the Debate

Talking About Torture: How Political Discourse Shapes the Debate

Jared Del Rosso

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170925
eISBN:
9780231539494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170925.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

When the photographs depicting torture at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison were released in 2004, U.S. politicians attributed the incident to a few bad apples in the U.S. military, exonerated high-ranking ... More

To Carl SchmittLetters and Reflections

To Carl Schmitt: Letters and Reflections

Jacob Taubes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231154123
eISBN:
9780231520348
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231154123.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

A philosopher, rabbi, religious historian, and Gnostic, Jacob Taubes was for many years a correspondent and interlocutor of Carl Schmitt (1888–1985), a German jurist, philosopher, political theorist, ... More

Tolerance, Democracy, and Sufis in Senegal

Tolerance, Democracy, and Sufis in Senegal

Mamadou Diouf (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162630
eISBN:
9780231530897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162630.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This book critically examines “tolerance,” “secularism,” and respect for religious “diversity” within a social and political system dominated by Sufi brotherhoods. Through a detailed analysis of ... More

Voices of the Arab SpringPersonal Stories from the Arab Revolutions

Voices of the Arab Spring: Personal Stories from the Arab Revolutions

Asaad Al-Saleh

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163187
eISBN:
9780231538589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163187.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Narrated by dozens of activists and everyday individuals, this book documents the unprecedented events that led to the collapse of dictatorial regimes in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen. Beginning ... More

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