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Human Rights

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  • Human Rights as Social Constructionby Benjamin Gregg

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 22.00

    Benjamin Gregg believes human rights can be created by the ordinary people whom they address and are valid only if embraced by those to whom they apply. more...

  • Rights Talkby Mary Ann Glendon

    Free Press 2008; Not Available

    Political speech in the United States is undergoing a crisis. Glendon's acclaimed book traces the evolution of the strident language of rights in America and shows how it has captured the nation's devotion to individualism and liberty, but omitted the American traditions of hospitality and care for the community. 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...

  • 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...

  • UN Human Rights Treaty Bodiesby Helen Keller; Geir Ulfstein

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 100.00

    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$ 38.00

    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 V. Tischauser

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 58.00

    Enforced by the United States Supreme Court, Jim Crow laws established two separate, distinct, and unequal societies in the American South, one white and the other black. Jim Crow laws made it impossible for Southern blacks to vote, get an education, or find economic security. It is a chapter of American history we would like to forgetā??yet, it is... 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...