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  • Text and Materials on International Human Rightsby Rhona K.M. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 69.95

    Text and Materials on International Human Rights offers a carefully tailored overview of the subject, divided into four sections that cover: sources and theories; institutions and structures; substantive rights; and a new concluding section on the challenges for human rights law. The third edition is fully updated to include all key developments,... more...

  • Should America Pay?by PhD Raymond Winbush

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    Growing interest in reparations for African Americans has prompted a range of responses, from lawsuits against major corporations and a march in Washington to an anti-reparations ad campaign. As a result, the link between slavery and contemporary race relations is more potent and obvious than ever. Grassroots organizers, lawmakers, and distinguished... more...

  • Health Inequalities and Global Justiceby Patti Tamara Lenard; Christine Straehle

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 104.00

    Explores the moral dilemmas posed by disparities in health across nations. Contributors to this volume considers whether health inequalities are a result of global distributive inequalities and are therefore of concern to those promoting global redistributive justice.Case studies include* The migration of health care practitioners from developing to... more...

  • Constitutional Violenceby Antoni Abat i. Ninet

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 104.00

    If constitutional legitimacy is based on violence, what does this mean for democracy? Almost every state in the world has a written constitution. The great majority of these declare the constitution to be the law controlling the organs of the state. We tend to label western liberal political systems as 'constitutional democracies', dividing... more...

  • The Protections for Religious Rightsby James Dingemans; Can Yeginsu; Tom Cross

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 168.99

    The Protections for Religious Rights is the first practitioner work to offer a full and systematic treatment of the law as it pertains to religious rights in the UK and abroad. A practical working aid to a sensitive and important area of increasing litigation and public debate, this text examines the applicable legal instruments, considers the current... more...

  • Liberty in the Age of Terrorby A.C. Grayling

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 11.99

    "The means of defence against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home." James Madison Our societies, says Anthony Grayling, are under attack not only from the threat of terrorism, but also from our governments' attempts to fight that threat by reducing freedom in our own societies - think the 42-day detention controversy,... more...

  • Just War or Just Peace?by Simon Chesterman

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 64.99

    The question of the legality of humanitarian intervention is, at first blush, a simple one. The Charter of the United Nations clearly prohibits the use of force, with the only exceptions being self-defence and enforcement actions authorized by the Security Council. There are, however, long-standing arguments that a right of unilateral intervention... more...

  • Poverty and Fundamental Rightsby David Bilchitz

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 64.99

    This book addresses the pressing issue of severe poverty and inequality, and questions why violations of socio-economic rights are treated with less urgency than violations of civil and political rights, such as the right to freedom of speech or to vote? Socio-economic rights have been widely regarded as aspirational goals, rhetorically useful, but... more...

  • Universal Rights, Systemic Violations, and Cultural Relativism in Moroccoby Osire Glacier; Valérie Martin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    Are universal rights bound to colonialism? Are they culturally imperialistic? By juxtaposing Morocco's practice of torture with its discourse of cultural relativism, this study links popular resistance to universal rights to a deliberate politics that delegitimizes those very same rights, requiring a new, more inclusive system of universalism. more...

  • The Cambridge Handbook of Human Dignityby Marcus Düwell; Jens Braarvig; Roger Brownsword; Dietmar Mieth

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 116.00

    A multidisciplinary exploration of the concept of human dignity in relation to a range of questions, topics, contexts and cultures. more...