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Human Rights

  • Compliant Rebelsby Hyeran Jo

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 96.00

    Analyzes civil wars over the past twenty years and examines what motivates some rebel groups to abide by international law. more...

  • Corporate Social Responsibility?by Charlotte Walker-Said; John D. Kelly

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    With this book, Charlotte Walker-Said and John D. Kelly have assembled an essential toolkit to better understand how the notoriously ambiguous concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) functions in practice within different disciplines and settings. Bringing together cutting-edge scholarship from leading figures in human rights programs around... more...

  • Interrogating Harmful Cultural Practicesby Dr Chia Longman; Dr Tamsin Bradley

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This volume explores a variety of ?harmful cultural practices?: a term increasingly employed by organizations working within a human rights framework to refer to certain discriminatory practices against women in the global South. Drawing on recent work by feminists across the social sciences, as well as activists from around the world, this volume... more...

  • Research Handbook on Human Rights and the Environmentby Anna Grear; Louis J. Kotzé

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 60.00

    Bringing together leading international scholars in the field, this Research Handbook interrogates, from various angles and positions, the fractious relationship between human rights and the environment and between human rights and environmental law. The Handbook provides researchers and students with a fertile source of reflection and engagement with... more...

  • Comparative Executive Clemencyby Andrew Novak

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    Virtually every constitutional order in the common law world contains a provision for executive clemency or pardon in criminal cases. This facility for legal mercy is not limited to a single place in modern legal systems, but is instead realized through various practices such as a law enforcement officer?s decision to arrest, a prosecutor?s decision... more...

  • Open Wounds: Armenians, Turks and a Century of Genocideby Vicken Cheterian

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 20.99

    The assassination of the author Hrant Dink in Istanbul in 2007, a high-profile advocate of Turkish-Armenian reconciliation, reignited the debate in Turkey on the annihilation of the Ottoman Armenians. Many Turks soon re-awakened to their Armenian heritage, reflecting on how their grandparents were forcibly Islamised and Turkified, and the suffering... more...

  • International Human Rights Lawby Mark Gibney

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 28.99

    This clear and compelling text offers a vastly different approach to human rights. Arguing that not only are human rights universal, but so are the obligations to protect these rights, Mark Gibney concludes that there is a moral and legal imperative to return to the universal principles human rights were founded on. more...

  • Undocumented Immigrants in an Era of Arbitrary Lawby Robert F. Barsky

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 130.00

    This book describes the experiences of undocumented migrants, all around the world, bringing to life the challenges they face from the moment they consider leaving their country of origin, until the time they are deported back to it. Drawing on a broad array of academic studies, including law, interpretation and translation studies, border studies,... more...

  • Understanding Mass Incarcerationby James Kilgore

    The New Press 2015; US$ 17.95

    We all know that orange is the new black and mass incarceration is the new Jim Crow, but how much do we actually know about the structure, goals, and impact of our criminal justice system? Understanding Mass Incarceration offers the first comprehensive overview of the incarceration apparatus put in place by the world?s largest jailer: the United... more...

  • Media Pluralism and Diversityby Miklos Sukosd; Robert Picard; Peggy Valcke

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    Adopting a truly global, theoretical and multidisciplinary perspective, Media Pluralism and Diversity intends to advance our understanding of media pluralism across the globe. It compares metrics that have been developed in different parts of the world to assess levels of, or threats to, media pluralism. more...