© 2009

New Waves in Political Philosophy

  • Boudewijn de Bruin
  • Christopher F. Zurn

Part of the New Waves in Philosophy book series (NWIP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Lawrence Hamilton
    Pages 40-62
  3. Rahel Jaeggi
    Pages 63-86
  4. Simon Keller
    Pages 87-104
  5. Kevin Olson
    Pages 125-142
  6. Emmanuel Renault
    Pages 158-176
  7. Ajume H. Wingo
    Pages 198-219
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 221-226

About this book


Comprising essays by eleven up-and-coming scholars from across the globe, this collection of essays provides an unparalleled snapshot of new work in political philosophy using such diverse methodologies as critical theory and social choice theory, historical analysis and conceptual analysis.


democracy feminism liberty political philosophy

Editors and affiliations

  • Boudewijn de Bruin
    • 1
  • Christopher F. Zurn
    • 2
  1. 1.University of GroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of KentuckyUSA

About the editors

AMY ALLEN is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Women's and Gender Studies at Dartmouth College, USA LENA HALLDENIUS is Assistant Professor of Ethics, Department of Global Political Studies, Malmö University, Sweden, and a Life Member of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge LAWRENCE HAMILTON is Associate Professor, School of Politics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and Affiliated Lecturer in Political Theory, Department of Politics, Cambridge University RAHEL JAEGGI is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Germany SIMON KELLER is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, University of Melbourne, Australia, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Boston University, USA MIKA LAVAQUE-MANTY is Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan, USA KEVIN OLSON is Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, Irvine, USA FABIENNE PETER is Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Warwick, UK EMMANUEL RENAULT is Maître de conférences at École Normale de Lettres et Sciences Humaines, Lyon, France SARAH SONG is Assistant Professor of Law and Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, USA AJUME H. WINGO is Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

Bibliographic information


'In this volume, a young generation of political theorists and philosophers successfully overcome the established paradigms of political philosophy. In leaving behind problems related to a heavily normative approach to politics, they return to classical problems in our political self-understanding, such as the conceptualization of ideology, engagement with questions of social suffering and human needs, and attention to the subject of politics.' - Axel Honneth, University of Frankfurt, Germany.

'Taken together, this selection of essays provides an in-depth glimpse at some of the key issues within political philosophy today.' - Political Studies Review