International Origins of Social and Political Theory Vol: 32

Tarak Barkawi
London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

George Lawson
London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

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12 Apr 2017
Emerald Publishing Limited
280 pages - 152 x 229mm
Political Power and Social Theory


This special issue is animated by the necessary entanglement of theory and history, the cortical relationship between theory and practice, and the transboundary (i.e. international) relations that help to constitute systems of thought and practice. We make three core arguments: first, all theory is situated knowledge, derived in and through history; second, theory-practice is a single field in which theory arises out of and acts upon historical experience; and third, both social and political theory have international origins – theory is forged through ongoing encounters between ‘here’ and ‘there’, ‘home’ and ‘abroad’, and the ‘domestic’ and the ‘foreign’.
The Interntaional Origins of Social and Political Theory - Tarak Barkawi and George Lawson The Imperial Origins of Social and Political Thought - Beate Jahn The International Origins of Hannah Arendt's Historical Method - Patricia Owens What Kind of Theory is the Labor Theory of Value? Marx as Genealogist in Zur Kritik - Samuel A. Chambers “These Days of Shoah”: History, Habitus, and Realpolitik in Jewish Palestine, 1942-1943 - Daniel J. Levine Late-Victorian Worlds: Alfred Marshall on Competition, Character, and Anglo-Saxon Civilization - David L. Blaney Epistemic Ruptures: History, Practice, and the Anticolonial Imagination - Ricarda Hammer Empire and Violence: Continutiy in the Age of Revolution - Jeppe Mulich Superfluous Injury and Unnecessary Suffering: National Liberation and the Laws of War - Helen M. Kinsella The Sovereign Society: Historical Rupture and the Emergence of the "Domestic" in 17th Century Europe and East Asia - Aleksandra Thurman About the Editors Index
Tarak Barkawi and George Lawson, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
This special edition of the annual series documents a workshop held at the London School of Economics and Political Science during 2016, and the 10 essays offer insights into the under-examined relations between international history and social theory. Among the topics are the imperial origins of social and political thought, the international origins of Hannah Arendt's historical method, empire and violence: continuity in the age of revolution, superfluous injury and unnecessary suffering: national liberation and the laws of war, and the sovereign society: historical rupture and the emergence of the "domestic" in 17th-century Europe and East Asia.

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