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Human Rights

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  • Freedom to Differby Diane Helene Miller

    NYU Press 1998; US$ 89.00

    Many of us have grown up with the language of civil rights, yet rarely consider how the construction of civil rights claims affects those who are trying to attain them. Diane Miller examines arguments lesbians and gay men make for civil rights, revealing the ways these arguments are both progressive--in terms of helping to win court cases seeking basic... more...

  • The Lavender Voteby Mark Hertzog

    NYU Press 1996; US$ 89.00

    In the quarter century since the Stonewall riots in New York City's Greenwich Village launched the national gay-rights movement in earnest, LGB voters have steadily expanded their political influence. The Lavender Vote is the first full- length examination of lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals as a factor in American elections. Mark Hertzog here... more...

  • Human Rights in International Relationsby David P. Forsythe

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 29.00

    Third edition of Forsythe's successful textbook provides an overview of human rights in an age of upheaval in international politics. more...

  • UN Human Rights Treaty Bodiesby Helen Keller; Geir Ulfstein

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 108.00

    Analysis of the UN human rights treaty bodies, their methods of interpretation, their effectiveness and issues of legitimacy. more...

  • Judging Social Rightsby Jeff King

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 40.00

    Jeff King argues in favour of constitutionalising social rights, and presents an incrementalist approach to judicial enforcement. more...

  • Insincere Commitmentsby Heather Smith-Cannoy

    Georgetown University Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    Paradoxically, many governments that persistently violate human rights have also ratified international human rights treaties that empower their citizens to file grievances against them at the United Nations. Therefore, citizens in rights-repressing regimes find themselves with the potentially invaluable opportunity to challenge their government's... more...

  • Jim Crow Lawsby Leslie Tischauser

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 64.00

    This disquieting yet important book describes the injustices, humiliations, and brutalities inflicted on African Americans in a racist culture that was created?and protected?by the forces of law and order. more...

  • A Fundamental Freedomby David Lampo

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 18.99

    It is an axiom of modern American politics that many Republicans and most conservatives are not only anti-gay but that they have capitulated to an anti-gay agenda formulated and pursued by the religious right for the past several decades. In A Fundamental Freedom, David Lampo makes the case that support for gay rights will provide long-term... more...

  • Religion and the Public Order of the European Unionby Ronan McCrea

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 109.99

    Ronan McCrea offers the first comprehensive account of the role of religion within the public order of the European Union. He examines the facilitation and protection of individual and institutional religious freedom in EU law and the means through which the Union facilitates religious input and influence over law. In addition, the book draws attention... more...

  • Islamic Law in Actionby Kristen Stilt

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 99.99

    A dynamic account of the practice of Islamic law, this book focuses on the actions of a particular legal official, the muhtasib, whose vast jurisdiction included all public behavior.In the cities of Cairo and neighboring Fustat during the Mamluk period (1250-1517), the men who held the position of muhtasib acted as regulators of markets and public... more...