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  • Justiceby Michael J. Sandel

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 14.99

    What are our obligations to others as people in a free society? Should government tax the rich to help the poor? Is the free market fair? Is it sometimes wrong to tell the truth? Is killing sometimes morally required? Is it possible, or desirable, to legislate morality? Do individual rights and the common good conflict? Michael J. Sandel?s ?Justice?... more...

  • The Basic Political Writingsby Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Donald A. Cress; David Wootton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 12.50

    This substantially revised new edition of Rousseau: The Basic Political Writings features a brilliant new Introduction by David Wootton, a revision by Donald A. Cress of his own 1987 translation of Rousseau’s most important political writings, and the addition of Cress’ new translation of Rousseau's State of ?War. New footnotes, headnotes,... more...

  • Unspeakable Thingsby Laurie Penny

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99

    ?This is not a fairytale. This is a story about how sex and money and power police our dreams.? Clear-eyed, witty and irreverent, Laurie Penny is as ruthless in her dissection of modern feminism and class politics as she is in discussing her own experiences in journalism, activism and underground culture. This is a book about poverty and prejudice,... more...

  • Amartya Senby Christopher W. Morris

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    A volume of essays on aspects of Amartya Sen's hugely influential and multi-disciplinary work. more...

  • Populism in Europe and the Americasby Cas Mudde; Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    The first cross-regional study to show that populism can have both positive and negative effects on democracy. more...

  • The Princeby Niccolo Machiavelli; W. K. Marriott

    The Floating Press 1908; US$ 4.50

    Il Principe ( The Prince ) is the famous text by Florentine public servant Niccolo Machiavelli, in which he outlines the best strategy by which a prince can acquire, maintain and protect his state. Published posthumously, the text departs from his previous works, but is that for which he is remembered, and which has produced the adjective "Machiavellian".... more...

  • Philosophy of the Social Sciencesby C. Mantzavinos

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    A unique discussion between philosophers and social scientists which extends the frontiers of the philosophy of the social sciences. more...

  • Social Conventionsby Andrei Marmor

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 17.95

    Social conventions are those arbitrary rules and norms governing the countless behaviors all of us engage in every day without necessarily thinking about them, from shaking hands when greeting someone to driving on the right side of the road. In this book, Andrei Marmor offers a pathbreaking and comprehensive philosophical analysis of conventions... more...

  • Designing Public Policiesby Michael Howlett

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    This textbook provides a concise and accessible introduction to the principles and elements of policy design in contemporary governance. Howlett seeks to examine in detail the range of substantive and procedural policy instruments that together comprises the toolbox from which governments select specific tools expected to resolve policy problems.... more...

  • Free Willby Sam Harris

    Free Press 2012; Not Available

    A BELIEF IN FREE WILL touches nearly everything that human beings value. It is difficult to think about law, politics, religion, public policy, intimate relationships, morality?as well as feelings of remorse or personal achievement?without first imagining that every person is the true source of his or her thoughts and actions. And yet the facts tell... more...