New Books Network

Quassim Cassam, “Vices of the Mind: From the Intellectual to the Political” (Oxford UP, 2019)
Sometimes people are blameworthy or otherwise not admirable because of what they believe. And sometimes they are blameworthy or otherwise not admirable because of how they believe – broadly, their ways of thinking, inquiring, handling evidence, and managing information. We sometimes criticize others for being careless, dogmatic, gullible, and so... Read More
Andrius Gališanka, “John Rawls: The Path to a Theory of Justice” (Harvard UP, 2019)
It is hard to overestimate the influence of John Rawls on political philosophy and theory over the last half-century. His books have sold millions of copies worldwide, and he is one of the few philosophers whose work is known in the corridors of power as well as in the halls... Read More
Nolan McCarty, “Polarization: What Everyone Needs to Know” (Oxford UP, 2019)
In Polarization: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2019), Nolan McCarty synthesizes what scholars know and don’t know about the origins, development, and implications of rising political conflicts in the United States. While the current political climate feels like extreme views are becoming more popular, McCarty also shows... Read More
Sam Erman, “Almost Citizens: Puerto Rico, the U.S. Constitution, and Empire” (Cambridge UP, 2018)
Sam Erman is the author of Almost Citizens: Puerto Rico, the U.S. Constitution, and Empire, published by Cambridge University Press in 2018. Almost Citizens recounts the story of how Puerto Rico came to be part of the United States empire at the turn of the 20th Century. More specifically, Erman... Read More
Jamie Aroosi, “The Dialectical Self: Kierkegaard, Marx, and the Making of the Modern Subject” (U Pennsylvania Press, 2019)
Jamie Aroosi has written an important book that brings together the theoretical work of Karl Marx and Soren Kierkegaard in a kind of intellectual encounter. Noting the common historical context for both authors, and how they both came to their philosophical approaches from and the through the work by G.... Read More
Susan Ellison, “Domesticating Democracy: The Politics of Conflict Resolution in Bolivia” (Duke UP, 2018)
Susan Ellison’s Domesticating Democracy: The Politics of Conflict Resolution in Bolivia (Duke University Press, 2018) explores the world of foreign-funded alternate dispute resolution (ADR) organizations working in El Alto, Bolivia. Ellison’s engaging ethnography takes readers into the streets, homes, and workplaces of Alteños who use ADR to avoid state bureaucracies... Read More
Martin Edwards, “The IMF, the WTO and the Politics of Economic Surveillance” (Routledge, 2018)
Both the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) practice periodic surveillance of member states to ensure they are adopting effective economic policies. Despite the importance of these practices, they remain understudied by scholars until now. Martin Edwards has written The IMF, the WTO & the Politics... Read More