Ian Shapiro

Sterling Professor of Political Science
and Henry R. Luce Director, The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center
for International and Area Studies at Yale

Politics Against Domination

Ian Shapiro

April 2016 | $35.00 | ISBN-13: 978-0674743847 | 288 pages

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“Ian Shapiro combines erudite, rigorous political theorizing with a public intellectual’s ability to canvass and illuminate contemporary domestic and global problems. It’s a rare blend, one that makes Politics against Domination a book both for academic syllabi and presidential reading lists. It is a book that has actually changed my mind on how to think about international intervention.”  — Ann-Marie Slaughter, President, New America

“This is a profound and unmatched study of the order and justice of non-domination.  Ian Shapiro makes the case that politics — whether domestic or international — should be about saving citizens from hell, not leading them to heaven.”  — Michael Doyle, Columbia University

“As Ian Shapiro says, a polity cannot pursue liberty, equality, or justice until it overcomes domination – and this book provides the best way to think about that crucial step that I know of.  It is a fine example of his almost unique ability to ‘anchor philosophical reflection in real politics,’  thereby showing all of us how to mingle  ‘ought’ with ‘can’  in the service of human liberation and dignity.  — Jennifer Hochschild, Harvard University

“Ian Shapiro has written an exceptional book that brings together political philosophy, empirical political science, political economy, history, occasional natural science, and much else.” — Jeffrey Green, University of Pennsylvania

“Ian Shapiro has the richest knowledge of contemporary politics across the world and the keenest sense of political reality of any American political theorist. Politics against Domination is his trenchant summary of what he has learnt from more than three decades of strenuous inquiry and hard thought.” — John Dunn, University of Cambridge