At what age should children acquire adult rights? To what extent are parents morally permitted to shape the beliefs of their children? How should childbearing rights and resources be distributed? Matthew Clayton provides a controversial set of answers to these and related issues in this pivotal new work.
The English translation of Forst's 'Normativitat und Macht' (2015), this book continues to develop the author's account of the nature of social orders and their justifications by re-evaluating fundamental philosophical concepts such as 'reason' and 'power'.
The rise of China will be undoubtedly one of the great spectacles of the twenty-first century. More than a dramatic symbol of the redistribution of global wealth, the event has marked the end of the unipolar international system and the arrival of a new era in world politics. How the security, stability and legitimacy built upon foundations that were suddenly shifting, adapting to this new reality is the subject of 'Will China's Rise be Peaceful?' Bringing together the work of seasoned experts and younger scholars, this volume offers an inclusive examination of the effects of historical patterns - whether interrupted or intact - by the rise of China. The contributors show how strategies among the major powers are guided by existing international rules and expectations as well as by the realities created by an increasingly powerful China.
The potential conflict among economic and ecological goals has formed the central fault line of environmental politics in the United States and most other countries since the 1970s. This offers a stark choice between prosperity and growth, on the one hand, and ecological degradation on the other. But as Daniel J. Fiorino examines in this work, the concept of green growth provides an alternative path that focuses on ecological and economic balance. While he focuses on the United States, Fiorino will also draw comparisons to green growth policy in other countries, including Germany, China, and Brazil.
Migrants have become an important social and political constituency throughout the world. In addition to sending remittances to their home countries, many migrants maintain political ties with their nations of origin through the expansion of dual citizenship and voting rights. But to what extent do migrants influence their home communities and governments? Michael S. Danielson develops a theory of and methodological model for studying migrant impact on the communities and countries they leave behind, examining a largely underexplored area of research in the migration literature.
Leading scholars come together to evaluate the International Society approach to world politics. They demonstrate that a proper understanding needs to incorporate many types of actor and be able to explain the different types of issue in world politics such as terrorism, global governance and the role of international law.
Professional politicians have increasingly come under public attack in democratic countries, yet they have received little attention in political science. This text shows that there are both similarities between professional politicians in different countries and notable national peculiarities.
Edling argues that during the US Constitutional debates, the Federalists were concerned with building a state able to act vigorously in defence of US national interests. The Constitution was their promise of the benefits of government without its costs. They proposed statecraft rather than central authority as the solution to governing.
This radical examination of Tony Blair's Labour party provides an analysis of how the party has constructed its position at the centre-ground of British politics. Challenging conventional analysis, it demonstrates how the Labour Party has had to construct the centre rather than simply occupy it.
This text explores the extreme right in order to assess its ideological meaning and political expression. Beginning with a discussion of the usefulness of the left-right distinction, it deals with the varied significance of the term 'right' and analyses the right's post-war evolution across Europe.
Political philosophers argue vigorously over the relative merits of 'positive' and 'negative' accounts of freedom. Matthew Kramer writes squarely within the negative-liberty tradition, but he incorporates a number of ideas that are quite often associated with theories of positive liberty.