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Routledge International Handbook of Contemporary Social and Political Theory (Routledge International Handbooks) Hardcover – May 3, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0415548250 ISBN-10: 041554825X Edition: 0th

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'This Handbook does not only bring a short overview of contemporary social and political theories, but each chapter situates the concepts of an author or a theoretical trend in relation to earlier strands as well as later developments. Delanty and Turner have produced a major reference work for the social sciences and undoubtedly the best overall presentation of social theories available today in English.This Handbook makes all previous collections with similar titles look obsolete and unfinished.' Yves Laberge, European Political Science, February 2013

About the Author

Gerard Delanty is Professor of Sociology and Social & Political Thought at the University of Sussex. He has edited several volumes, including (with Krishan Kumar) the Handbook of Nations and Nationalism (Sage, 2006), and the Handbook of Contemporary European Social Theory (Routledge, 2006). His most recent book is The Cosmopolitan Imagination (Cambridge University Press, 2009).

Stephen Turner is Graduate Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Florida. He is the author or editor of a number of books on Max Weber, including the Cambridge Companion (Cambridge University Press, 2000), and other books including The Social Theory of Practices (Polity Press, 1994), Liberal Democracy 3.0 (Sage, 2003), and Explaining the Normative (Polity Press, 2010).

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I started out asking philosophical and methodological questions about social science and social and political theory. Now I mostly ask social theory questions about philosophy. Much of my writing is concerned with the vestiges of neo-Kantianism that haunt and distort present day philosophy and the "human sciences." Most of this writing is informed by the history of these subjects. Knowing something about the history of these questions is a good thing, but it is also a curse. It is difficult to read the latest word on, for example, philosophical problems with causal modeling, without the grim recognition that the author has unknowingly recycled solutions that were available a century ago.

Max Weber, on whom I have spent much of my ink, may seem like a distant and dusty figure. But the topics, and Weber's writing in particular, open onto a vast variety of subjects and literatures, and provide a special, privileged access to them. And despite the forbidding titles, the books (and my other writings) are full of the human presence of great and not so great thinkers. I dislike and avoid philosophical jargon, so even the most dense of these texts is accessible to non-specialists.

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