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Crafting Masculine SelvesCulture, War, and Psychodynamics in Afghanistan

Crafting Masculine Selves: Culture, War, and Psychodynamics in Afghanistan

Andrea Chiovenda

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190073558
eISBN:
9780190073589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190073558.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

Crafting Masculine Selves represents a journey into the culture and psychological dynamics of a select group of Afghan Pashtun men. The book is based on eighteen months of fieldwork in a volatile ... More

Democracy in a Time of MiseryFrom Spectacular Tragedies to Deliberative Action

Democracy in a Time of Misery: From Spectacular Tragedies to Deliberative Action

Nicole Curato

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198842484
eISBN:
9780191878466
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842484.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Misery rarely features in conversations about democracy. And yet, in the past decades, global audiences are increasingly confronted with spectacles of human pain. The world is more stressed, worried, ... More

On Trade JusticeA Philosophical Plea for a New Global Deal

On Trade Justice: A Philosophical Plea for a New Global Deal

Mathias Risse and Gabriel Wollner

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198837411
eISBN:
9780191874116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837411.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Political Economy

Trade has made the world. Still, trade remains an elusive and profoundly difficult area for philosophical thought. This account of trade justice stresses the role of exploitation, emphasizing ... More

Overdoing DemocracyWhy We Must Put Politics in its Place

Overdoing Democracy: Why We Must Put Politics in its Place

Robert B. Talisse

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190924195
eISBN:
9780190924201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190924195.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Democracy is an extremely important social political good. Nonetheless, there is such a thing as having too much of a good thing. When we overdo democracy, we allow the categories, allegiances, and ... More

Political Institutions and Practical WisdomBetween Rules and Practice

Political Institutions and Practical Wisdom: Between Rules and Practice

Maxwell A. Cameron

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190694333
eISBN:
9780190910808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190694333.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

To be good citizens or statespersons, we need practical wisdom—the moral skill and will to know how to do the right thing in particular situations. Institutions work best when they cultivate ... More

Territorial SovereigntyA Philosophical Exploration

Territorial Sovereignty: A Philosophical Exploration

Anna Stilz

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198833536
eISBN:
9780191871962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833536.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book offers a qualified defense of a territorial states system. It argues that three core values—occupancy, basic justice, and collective self-determination—are served by an international system ... More

VictoryThe Triumph and Tragedy of Just War

Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Just War

Cian O'Driscoll

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198832911
eISBN:
9780191871313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832911.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

Victory has historically been regarded as the ‘telos’ or ‘very object’ of war. As one well-placed commentator has noted, war is all about winning. It is baffling to note, then, that contemporary just ... More

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