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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...

  • Balancing Privacy and Free Speechby Mark Tunick

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    In an age of smartphones, Facebook and YouTube, privacy may seem to be a norm of the past. This book addresses ethical and legal questions that arise when media technologies are used to give individuals unwanted attention. Drawing from a broad range of cases within the US, UK, Australia, Europe, and elsewhere, Mark Tunick asks whether privacy interests... 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...

  • International Human Rights Lawby Olivier De Schutter

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 56.00

    Fully updated edition offers coverage of new topics and a more student-friendly design, while retaining the original style and features. more...

  • Defying Conventionby Lisa Baldez

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 23.00

    This book explores why the United States has not ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). 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...