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Human Rights

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  • The Undesirablesby Mark Isaacs

    Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    'How long will we be here?' one man asked. Nobody could answer him. Nobody knew. The intention was clear: this was the No Advantage policy. Take them to a distant island, lock them away, punish them, forget about them. Criminals were given a sentence to serve; these men were not even given that. Lost hope ebbed out of the men in uncontrollable... more...

  • Freedom's Battleby Gary J. Bass

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.95

    This gripping and important book brings alive over two hundred years of humanitarian interventions. Freedom?s Battle illuminates the passionate debates between conscience and imperialism ignited by the first human rights activists in the 19th century, and shows how a newly emergent free press galvanized British, American, and French citizens to action... more...

  • Equality and Educationby Michael A. Rebell; Arthur R. Block

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 46.50

    Using an innovative blending of ideological, implementation, and comparative institutional analysis, this book takes the New York City case as a springboard for assessing the role of an executive agency in making and implementing egalitarian policies. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology... more...

  • Human Rights and the Capabilities Approachby Diane Elson; Sakiko Fukuda-Parr; Polly Vizard

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Among several contesting views about the purpose of development and how progress should be evaluated, human rights and capabilities (or human development) stand out as two approaches that are concerned first and foremost with the well-being of individuals, their freedom, dignity and empowerment. These two approaches contrast sharply with the dominant... more...

  • We Want What's Oursby Bernadette Atuahene

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 41.99

    Millions of people all over the world have been displaced from their homes and property. Dispossessed individuals and communities often lose more than the physical structures they live in and their material belongings, they are also denied their dignity. These are dignity takings, and land dispossessions occurring in South Africa during colonialism... more...

  • The Right to Equality in European Human Rights Lawby Charilaos Nikolaidis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    A right to equality and non-discrimination is widely seen as fundamental in democratic legal systems. But failure to identify the human interest that equality aims to uphold reinforces the argument of those who attack it as morally empty or unsubstantiated and weakens its status as a fundamental human right. This book argues that an understanding... more...

  • Beyond the Burning Crossby Edward J. Cleary

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.00

    Does our abhorrence of racism allow us to ban certain forms of speech? This is the simple yet subversive question that Edward J. Cleary posed to the U.S. Supreme Court when, in 1991, he defended a white student who had burned a cross on a black family's lawn in St. Paul, Minnesota, violating a local ordinance against hate crimes. As a progressive,... more...

  • Equalityby Bob Hepple

    Hart Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 45.00

    This book investigates The Equality Act 2010, why it came to be enacted, what it means, what changes it can bring about, and what it will not do. more...

  • Debating Social Rightsby Conor Gearty; Virginia Mantouvalou

    Hart Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 28.36

    In this book scholarly experts offer contrasting perspectives on the topic of social rights. more...

  • The European Court of Human Rights and its Discontentsby Spyridon Flogaitis; Tom Zwart; Julie Fraser

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    The European Court of Human Rights has long been part of the most advanced human rights regime in the world. However, the Court has increasingly drawn criticism, with questions raised about its legitimacy and backlog of cases. This book for the first time brings together the critics of the Court and its proponents to debate these issues. The result... more...