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Human Rights

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  • The Power of Human Rightsby Thomas Risse; Stephen C. Ropp; Kathryn Sikkink

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 36.00

    Shows how global human rights norms have influenced national government practices in eleven countries around the world. more...

  • Violence against Women under International Human Rights Lawby Alice Edwards

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    Alice Edwards critically analyses current international human rights legal approaches to and strategies around combating violence against women. more...

  • Making Human Rights a Realityby Emilie M. Hafner-Burton

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 27.95

    In the last six decades, one of the most striking developments in international law is the emergence of a massive body of legal norms and procedures aimed at protecting human rights. In many countries, though, there is little relationship between international law and the actual protection of human rights on the ground. Making Human Rights a Reality... more...

  • Half the Skyby Nicholas D. Kristof; Sheryl Wudunn

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    #1 National Bestseller From two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era?s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake an odyssey through Africa and Asia to meet... more...

  • Prosecuting Heads of Stateby Ellen L. Lutz; Caitlin Reiger

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 29.00

    The meteoric rise in criminal prosecutions of former heads of state is examined for the first time in this probing and engaging narrative. more...

  • Voices Of Freedomby Henry Hampton; Steve Fayer; Sarah Flynn

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.54

    In this monumental volume, Henry Hampton and Steve Fayer draw upon nearly one thousand interviews with civil rights activists, politicians, reporters, Justice Department officials, and hundreds of ordinary people who took part in the struggle, weaving a fascinating narrative of the civil rights movement told by the people who lived it. more...

  • Surrendering to Utopiaby Mark Goodale

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 20.95

    A broad and ambitious reexamination of anthropology's potential and obligation to transform human rights theory and practice. more...

  • The Sacredness of the Personby Hans Joas

    Georgetown University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    What are the origins of the idea of human rights and universal human dignity? How can we most fully understand -- and realize -- these rights going into the future? In The Sacredness of the Person , internationally renowned sociologist and social theorist Hans Joas tells a story that differs from conventional narratives by tracing the concept of human... more...

  • The Means of Reproductionby Michelle Goldberg

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 16.00

    A groundbreaking new work on the global battle over reproductive rights by the author of The New York Times bestseller Kingdom Coming Award-winning journalist Michelle Goldberg shows how the emancipation of women has become the key human rights struggle of the twenty-first century in The Means of Reproduction . Deeply reported across four... more...

  • Storming the Courtby Brandt Goldstein

    Scribner 2005; US$ 16.00

    A tale more riveting than fiction, Storming the Court is the true story of idealistic law students who challenged the United States government in a battle for freedom and human rights that went all the way to the Supreme Court -- and resonates today more than ever. In 1992, three hundred innocent men, women, and children who had qualified for political... more...