Contemporary Political Theory

(The TQCC of Contemporary Political Theory is 0. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-05-01 to 2024-05-01.)
Intersectionality as Critical Social Theory38
The politics of care23
Epistemic oppression, resistance, and resurgence15
James Baldwin and the politics of white identity13
After (post) hegemony12
Politics in the Time of COVID11
Backward-looking reparations and structural injustice9
Political Theory with an Ethnographic Sensibility8
Political Agency in Humans and Other Animals8
The political technology of the ‘Camp’ in historical capitalism7
Mourning work: Death and democracy during a pandemic7
Carl Schmitt as a theorist of the 1933 Nazi revolution: “The difficult task of rethinking and recultivating traditional concepts”7
The Political Force of the Comedic6
Being Present: Embodying Political Relations in Indigenous Encounters with the Crown6
Beyond populism and technocracy: The challenges and limits of democratic epistemology6
Listening obliquely: Listening as norm and strategy for structural justice5
How and Why to Do Just War Theory5
The politics of repair5
The boundary problem of democracy: A function-sensitive view5
People die in six ways and each is politics: Infrastructure and the possible5
Ella Baker and the challenge of black rule5
Spinoza: thoughts on hope in our political present4
Cannibal capitalism: how our system is devouring democracy, care, and the planet—and what we can do about it4
Democratic philanthropy4
Beyond technofix: Thinking with Epimetheus in the anthropocene4
Breaking billboards: protest and a politics of play3
Foucault on psychagogy and the politics of education3
Valuation practices and the cooptation charge: Quantification and monetization as political logics3
The animal condition in the human condition: Rethinking Arendt’s political action beyond the human species3
‘After Auschwitz’: Writing history after injustice in Adorno and Lyotard3
The model of the legislator: Political theory, policy, and realist utopianism3
On canons and question marks: The work of women’s international thought3
Bataille’s anti-fascism3
Constituent power and its institutions2
The green case for a randomly selected chamber2
Against instinctual reason: Alain Badiou on the disinterested interest of truth procedures in the post-truth era2
The Epistemic Value of Testimony2
Oppression and racial slavery: Abolitionist challenges to neo-republicanism2
Comparative political theory, indigenous resurgence, and epistemic justice: From deparochialization to treaty2
The political implication of the ‘untraceability’ of structural injustice2
The architectures of waiting: Helmut Puff and Bernardo Zacka in conversation2
Abjection and mourning in the struggle over fetal remains2
Truth versus ignorance in democratic politics: An existentialist perspective on the democratic promise of political freedom2
A hard case for the ethics of supported voting: Cognitive and communicative disabilities, and incommunicability2
The politics of precarity2
Laughter as dissensus: Kant and the limits of normative theorizing around laughter1
Police abolition1
The consequences of liberal modernity: Explaining and resisting neoliberalism through Alasdair MacIntyre1
The nonhuman condition: Radical democracy through new materialist lenses1
A green theory of technological change: Ecologism and the case for technological scepticism1
The inter-est between us: Ontology, epistemology, and the failure of political representation1
Truth and its political forms: an explorative cartography1
The open society and the challenge of populism: Solution and problem1
Slavery with extra steps: conceptualising impersonal market domination1
Cloud ethics: Algorithms and the attributes of ourselves and others1
The limits of subtractive politics: Agamben and Rousseau’s inheritance1
‘A fruit of every clime’? Rousseau’s environmental politics1
The persistence of myth: Brazil’s undead ‘racial democracy’1
Companion Ecologies: A New Theory of the Subject1
Politics as ‘Sinister Wisdom’: Reparation and responsibility in lesbian feminism1
Ecologizing democratic theory: Agency, representation, animacy1
Legitimacy crises in embedded democracies1
Sartre antihumaniste: Antisujectivisme, marxisme critique, postcolonialisme1
From the theater to the hippodrome: A critique of Jeffrey Green’s theory of plebiscitary democracy and an alternative1
Violence and Revolutionary Change1
Security and democratic equality1
The sumud within: Walid Daka’s abolitionist decolonization1
Authoritarian Populism, Democracy and the Long Counter-Revolution of the Radical Right1
Justice beyond repair: Negative Dialectics and the politics of guilt and atonement1
Value, Conflict, and Order: Berlin, Hampshire, Williams, and the Realist Revival in Political Theory1
Toni Morrison and political theory0
The power of political representation0
The work of politics: Making a democratic welfare state0
Capitalism and democracy in the twenty-first century: A global future beyond nationalism0
Defensive relativism: The use of cultural relativism in international legal practice0
Cruelty as citizenship: How migrant suffering sustains white democracy0
Deweyan experimentalism and the problem of method in political philosophy0
José Medina, The epistemology of protest: silencing, epistemic activism, and the communicative life of resistance (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2023)0
Living Law: Jewish Political Theology from Hermann Cohen to Hannah Arendt0
Environmental political theory0
Hope after ‘the end of the world’: rethinking critique in the Anthropocene0
Critique of rights0
Disability and political theory0
The Habermas/Rawls debate0
Contesting conformity: Democracy and the paradox of political belonging0
Duncan Bell, Dreamworlds of Race: Empire and the Utopian Destiny of Anglo-America. Princeton University Press, 20200
Correction to: Revolts, migrations and their boundaries0
In the street: Democratic action, theatricality, and political friendship0
Potential History: Unlearning Imperialism0
Development as rebellion: A biography of Julius Nyerere0
Languages of transnational revolution: The ‘Republicans of Nacogdoches’ and ideological code-switching in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands0
Care ethics, democratic citizenship and the state0
The Left Case for Brexit. Reflections on the Current Crisis0
Worldmaking after empire: The rise and fall of self-determination0
Lauren Berlant’s legacy in contemporary political theory0
Who needs a world view?0
Kant’s nonideal theory of politics0
Critique & praxis: A critical philosophy of illusions, values, and action0
Ethnocentric political theory, secularism and multiculturalism0
Liberalism against itself: cold war intellectuals and the making of our times0
Beyond reason: Postcolonial theory and the social sciences0
Restitution and the politics of repair: Tropes, imaginaries, theories0
Democratic renewal and the spirit of democracy0
Care ethics in theory and practice: Joan C. Tronto in conversation with Iris Parra Jounou0
Reconsidering reparations0
Radical proceduralism: Democracy from philosophical principles to political institutions0
‘The Kids don’t want reconciliation, they want Land Back’: thinking about decolonization and settler solidarity after the death of reconciliation0
The limits of scientific reason: Habermas, Foucault, and science as a social institution0
Reckoning: Black lives matter and the democratic necessity of social movements0
William Pietz: The problem of the fetish0
Hannah Arendt: A Very Short Introduction0
A mirror for the crowds: the mediated terrain of political leadership in post-revolutionary Iran0
In defense of tempered progressive patriotism0
Systemic corruption: Constitutional ideas for an anti-oligarchic republic0
The future lost and how to reclaim it0
Hegel’s world revolutions0
‘I Felt Like a Bird Without Wings’: incorporating the study of emotions into grounded normative theory0
Constituent assemblies0
Return to Ecotopia?0
Democracy against liberalism: its rise and fall0
Feminist afterlives: The defenses and dead ends of revisionist history0
Visionary political theory0
Modernity’s exclusions0
Public space democracy: performative, visual and normative dimensions of politics in a global age0
Political fatalism and the (im)possibility of social transformation0
Seeing like an activist: Civil disobedience and the civil rights movement0
Securing white democracy: Guns and the politics of whiteness0
Publisher Correction to: The principle of political hope: progress, action, and democracy in modern thought0
A philosopher’s economist: Hume and the rise of capitalism0
Militant acts: The role of investigations in radical political struggles0
Practical necessity, freedom, and history: From Hobbes to Marx0
Failing to see what matters most: Towards a better understanding of dehumanisation0
The principle of political hope: progress, action, and democracy in modern thought0
Left populism, commons and radical democracy: counter-hegemonic alliances in our times0
The moment of rupture: Historical consciousness in interwar German thought0
Feminist sexual futures0
The enabling value of group vulnerability0
The politics of twenty-first century socialism0
Hope in a secular age: Deconstruction, negative theology, and the future of faith0
From sound to music: Listening to the political with Gilles Deleuze0
The claims of experience: autobiography and American democracy0
Political theology of international order0
Praxis and revolution: A theory of social transformation0
Plato and the mythic tradition in political thought0
Resisting neoliberal capitalism in Chile: The possibility of social critique0
The gender of critical theory: On the experiential grounds of critique0
The art of parasitical resistance0
Democracy without shortcuts: A participatory conception of deliberative democracy0
Correction to: Carl Schmitt and Democratic Backsliding0
Platform socialism: How to reclaim our digital future from big tech0
Constituent power in the European Union0
Sexualized violence and feminist counter-violence0
Towards an improper politics0
Anticolonial eruptions: racial hubris and the cunning of resistance0
Violent borders, citizenship and the politics of migration0
Contemporary political theory annual prize 2022 (volume 20)0
Shall we forget human nature? Political anthropology and technics from Marx and Engels to Simondon0
Freedom, democracy and constitutionalism in Europe0
Kant’s grounded cosmopolitanism: original common possession and the right to visit0
Teaching political theory: A pluralistic approach0
Correction to: The enduring significance of cruelty0
Contemporary political theory annual prize for 2023 (volume 21)0
Transnational cosmopolitanism: Kant, Du Bois, and justice as a political craft0
The problem of value pluralism. Isaiah Berlin and beyond0
Politics and expertise: How to use science in a democratic society0
Constituent power and the law0
In the shadow of totalitarianism: Action, judgement and evil in politics0
This is Us: Imagination, identity, and American racial hierarchy0
Deliberative Democracy0
Democracy Rules0
Genesis and validity: The theory and practice of intellectual history0
European disunion: democracy, sovereignty and the politics of emergency0
Solar politics0
A realistic blacktopia: Why we must unite to fight0
Carl Schmitt’s early legal-theoretical writings: Statute and judgment and the value of the state and the significance of the individual0
Nietzsche, irrationalism, and the cruel irony of Adorno and Horkheimer’s political quietude0
Political action and the philosophy of mind0
Illegal: How America's lawless immigration regime threatens us all0
Thin sympathy: A strategy to thicken transitional justice0
Material conditions and human freedom0
Mute compulsion: A Marxist theory of the economic power of capital0
Rawls’s egalitarianism0
Reclaiming care: refusal, nullification, and decolonial politics0
Multiculturalism and the nation in Germany: a study in moral conflict0
Annual Prize of £500 for an article published in volume 19, 20200
Militant conversion in a prison of the mind: Malcolm X and Spinoza on domination and freedom0
Regaining control over precarity0
Correction to: The Epistemic Value of Testimony0
Democracy and exclusion0
Walter Benjamin’s antifascist education: from riddles to radio0
Life after privacy: Reclaiming democracy in a surveillance society0
Heidegger in ruins: between philosophy and ideology0
Visions of council democracy: Castoriadis, Lefort, Arendt0
(Un)realistic utopia: Rethinking political legitimacy, democracy, and resistance in China0
Ecology, labor, politics: Violence in Arendt’s Vita Activa0
Realism: A distinctively 20th-century European tradition0
Also a history of philosophy, volume I: The project of a genealogy of postmetaphysical thinking0
The democratic sublime: On aesthetics and popular assembly0
Climate machines, fascist drives and truth0
Political science pedagogy: A critical, radical, and utopian perspective0
Sexuality: The 1964 Clermont-Ferrand & 1969 Vincennes lectures0
Rediscovering Political Friendship. Aristotle’s Theory and Modern Identity, Community, and Equality0
Immigration and freedom0
The Oxford handbook of global justice0
Beyond ‘contemporary relevance’: Reading critical theory today0
Colonial capitalism and the dilemmas of liberalism0
Modern philosopher kings: wisdom and power in politics0
From missed opportunities to future possibilities: Towards an improper politics0
The dangerous class: The concept of the lumpenproletariat0
Theft is property! Dispossession and critical theory0
Shari‘a, inshallah: Finding God in Somali legal politics0
The prehistory of private property: Implications for modern political theory0
Annual Prize of £500 for an article published in volume 18, 20190
Wayward lives, beautiful experiments: Intimate histories of social upheaval0
The Poetics of Failure in Simone de Beauvoir’s Les bouches inutiles0
How we became our data: A genealogy of the informational person0
Perpetuation as perpetration: Wrongful benefit and responsibility for historical injustice0
The right-wing mirror of critical theory: studies of Schmitt, Oakeshott, Hayek, Strauss, and Rand0
The credit they deserve: contesting predictive practices and the afterlives of red-lining0
Building power to change the world: The political thought of the German council movement0
Radical enfranchisement in the jury room and public life0
Left populism in Europe: Lessons from Jeremy Corbyn to Podemos0
The humanity of universal crime: inclusion, inequality, and intervention in international political thought0
Disenchanting Global Justice: Liberalism, Capitalism and Finance0
The right to sex0
Victory: The triumph and tragedy of just war0
The visionaries: Arendt, Beauvoir, Rand, Weil, and the power of philosophy in dark times0
Soldiers of God in a secular world: Catholic theology and twentieth-century French politics0
The liberalism of care: community, philosophy, and ethics0
A feminist theory of refusal0
Agents of change: political philosophy in practice0
Correction to: Constituent assemblies0
No other planet: Utopian visions for a climate-changed world0
Affluence and freedom: An environmental history of political ideas0
The humble cosmopolitan: Rights, diversity, and trans-state democracy0
Between Gaia and ground: Four axioms of existence and the ancestral catastrophe of late liberalism0
Critique on the couch: Why Critical Theory needs psychoanalysis0
Political Memory and the Aesthetics of Care: The Art of Complicity and Resistance0
Worldly shame: Ethos in action0
Revolts, migrations and their boundaries0
Carl Schmitt and Democratic Backsliding0
Global justice and social conflict: The foundations of liberal order and international law0
Liberalism in dark times: The liberal ethos in the twentieth century0
Marx, revolution, and social democracy0
The Politics of German Idealism: Law and Social Change at the Turn of the 19th Century0
Method to the madness: Reading Foucault between geometry and brackets0
Conservative liberalism, ordoliberalism and the state0
Strikes, civil rights, and radical disobedience: From King to Debs and back0