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- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 19.95
In this powerfully argued book, Ian Shapiro shows that the idea of containment offers the best hope for protecting Americans and their democracy into the future. His bold vision for American security in the post-September 11 world is reminiscent of George Kennan's historic "Long Telegram," in which the containment strategy that won the Cold War was... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 26.95
In this captivating yet troubling book, Ian Shapiro offers a searing indictment of many influential practices in the social sciences and humanities today. Perhaps best known for his critique of rational choice theory, Shapiro expands his purview here. In discipline after discipline, he argues, scholars have fallen prey to inward-looking myopia that... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 23.95
What should we expect from democracy, and how likely is it that democracies will live up to those expectations? In The State of Democratic Theory , Ian Shapiro offers a critical assessment of contemporary answers to these questions, lays out his distinctive alternative, and explores its implications for policy and political action. Some accounts... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 82.50
In this book Ian Shapiro develops and extends arguments that have established him as one of today's leading democratic theorists. Shapiro is hardheaded about the realities of politics and power, and the difficulties of fighting injustice and oppression. Yet he makes a compelling case that democracy's legitimacy depends on pressing it into the service... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2008; US$ 11.95
Updated to include the 2007 decision Gonzales v. Carhart, this volume provides all of the major Supreme Court decisions on abortion---as well as many majority, dissenting, and plurality opinions---carefully edited for use in undergraduate and graduate courses in a variety of disciplines. In his introductory essay, Shapiro sets these cases in political,... more...
- NYU Press 1997; US$ 75.00
Within Western political philosophy, the rights of groups has often been neglected or addressed in only the narrowest fashion. Focusing solely on whether rights are exercised by individuals or groups misses what lies at the heart of ethnocultural conflict, leaving the crucial question unanswered: can the familiar system of common citizenship rights... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 30.00
Can the state respect cultural differences while protecting group members' rights? Schachar argues that the jurisdictional autonomy of minorities must be enhanced while providing viable legal-institutional solutions to intra-group rights violation. This will interest students of political and social theory, law, religion, institutional design, and... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 32.00
In this major contribution to the power debate, the author argues for a sophisticated view of power as a complex network of social boundaries, rather than simply an instrument used by the powerful. Her argument is supported by a study of relationships within two ethnically-diverse schools. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 34.00
Politicians and governments care deeply about people's moral judgments, which provide the moral capital needed for survival and effective functioning. Lincoln, de Gaulle, Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi illustrate the workings of moral capital in politics, and a study of the American presidency considers moral capital in the US. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 35.00
Brooke Ackerly examines the methods by which Third World feminist activists have criticised society. She argues that their activities show how feminist theory can move beyond its theoretical impasse towards articulating a social criticism relevant to dealing with real world inequalities. more...