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Human Rights

  • The Nonviolence Handbookby Michael N Nagler

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2014; US$ 12.00

    Love Is Stronger Than Hate ?Nonviolence is not the recourse of the weak but actually calls for an uncommon kind of strength; it is not a refraining from something but the engaging of a positive force,? renowned peace activist Michael Nagler writes. Here he offers a step-by-step guide to creatively using nonviolence to confront any problem and to... more...

  • The Rise of the American Corporate Security Stateby Beatrice Edwards

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2014; US$ 16.95

    Take Back Our Civil Liberties! Beatrice Edwards, executive director of the organization representing Edward Snowden and four other NSA whistleblowers, argues that we now live in a Corporate Security State, where the government is more interested in protecting the companies that serve it than the citizens who support it. Hheavy domestic surveillance,... more...

  • Die missverstandene Religionsfreiheitby Oliver Smiljic

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 18.50

    Wie weit reicht das Menschenrecht der Religionsfreiheit? Darf die Religionsfreiheit über andere Menschenrechte gestellt werden? Nach einem Urteil des Landgerichts Köln aus dem Jahr 2012 nicht: Dieses verurteilte rituelle Beschneidung als unzulässige Verletzung des Rechts auf körperliche Unversehrtheit. Die Welle der Proteste religiöser Organisationen... more...

  • Mobilizing Gay Singaporeby Lynette J Chua

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 69.50

    For decades, Singapore's gay activists have sought equality and justice in a state where law is used to stifle basic civil and political liberties. In her groundbreaking book, Mobilizing Gay Singapore , Lynette Chua asks, what does a social movement look like in an authoritarian state? She takes an expansive view of the gay movement to examine... more...

  • Fighting for Human Rightsby Paul Gready

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    In a world that is increasingly disillusioned with formal politics, people are no longer prepared to wait for governments and international institutions to act on human rights concerns. This book identifies activism as a key means of realizing human rights and as a new form of politics. Fighting for Human Rights documents and compares successful... more...

  • Postracial Mystiqueby Catherine R. Squires

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 89.00

    Despite claims from pundits and politicians that we now live in a post-racial America, people seem to keep finding ways to talk about race—from celebrations of the inauguration of the first  Black  president to resurgent debates about police profiling, race and racism remain salient features of our world. When faced with fervent anti-immigration... more...

  • The Colorblind Screenby Sarah E. Turner; Sarah Nilsen

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 89.00

    The election of President Barack Obama signaled for many the realization of a post-racial America, a nation in which racism was no longer a defining social, cultural, and political issue. While many Americans espouse a "colorblind" racial ideology and publicly endorse the broad goals of integration and equal treatment without regard to race,... more...

  • The Utopian Human Right to Science and Cultureby Anna Maria Andersen Nawrot

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    This book explores the question of whether the ideal right to science and culture exists. It proposes that the human right to science and culture is of a utopian character and argues for the necessity of the existence of such a right by developing a philosophical project situated in postmodernity, based on the assumption of ‘thinking in terms... more...

  • The Anatomy of Human Rights in Israelby Assaf Meydani

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Examines human rights in the Israeli domestic arena by analyzing the politics and strategies of defending human rights. more...

  • Internet Privacy Rightsby Paul Bernal

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 96.00

    What rights to privacy do we have on the internet, and how can we make them real? more...