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  • Politics in Timeby Paul Pierson

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 30.95

    This groundbreaking book represents the most systematic examination to date of the often-invoked but rarely examined declaration that "history matters." Most contemporary social scientists unconsciously take a "snapshot" view of the social world. Yet the meaning of social events or processes is frequently distorted when they are ripped from their... more...

  • Debating the Ethics of Immigrationby Christopher Heath Wellman; Phillip Cole

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 23.99

    Do states have the right to prevent potential immigrants from crossing their borders, or should people have the freedom to migrate and settle wherever they wish? Christopher Heath Wellman and Phillip Cole develop and defend opposing answers to this timely and important question. Appealing to the right to freedom of association, Wellman contends that... more...

  • Free Willby Sam Harris

    Free Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Political Writingsby Saint Augustine; Ernest L. Fortin; Michael W. Tkacz; Douglas Kries

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1994; US$ 14.50

    The best available introduction to the political thought of Augustine, if not to Christian political thought in general. Included are generous selections from City of God , as well as from many lesser-known writings of Augustine. more...

  • The Ethics of Immigrationby Joseph Carens

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 24.99

    In The Ethics of Immigration, Joseph Carens synthesizes a lifetime of work to explore and illuminates one of the most pressing issues of our time. Immigration poses practical problems for western democracies and also challenges the ways in which people in democracies think about citizenship and belonging, about rights and responsibilities, and about... more...

  • What Money Can't Buyby Michael Sandel

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    Should we pay children to read books or to get good grades? Is it ethical to pay people to test risky new drugs or to donate their organs? What about hiring mercenaries to fight our wars, outsourcing inmates to for-profit prisons, auctioning admission to elite universities, or selling citizenship to immigrants willing to pay? Isn't there something... more...

  • Another Philosophy of History and Selected Political Writingsby Johann Gottfried Herder; Ioannis D. Evrigenis; Daniel Pellerin

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2004; US$ 14.95

    Historians of ideas, and students of nationalism in particular, have traced the origins of much of our current vocabulary and ways of thinking about the nation back to Johann Gottfried Herder. This volume provides a clear, readable, and reliable translation of Auch eine Philosophie der Geschichte zur Bildung der Menschheit, supplemented by some of... more...

  • Legal Ethics and Human Dignityby David Luban

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 42.00

    A wide-ranging collection of essays from a leading scholar of legal ethics. more...

  • Selected Political Writingsby Mahatma Gandhi; Dennis Dalton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1996; US$ 13.50

    Based on the complete edition of his works, this new volume presents Gandhi’s most important political writings arranged around the two central themes of his political teachings: satyagraha (the power of non-violence) and swaraj (freedom). Dennis Dalton’s general Introduction and headnotes highlight the life of Gandhi, set the readings in... more...

  • On Libertyby John Stuart Mill; Elizabeth Rapaport

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1978; US$ 5.95

    Contents include a selected bibliography and an editor's Introduction broken into two sections. The first section provides a brief sketch of the historical, social, and biographical context in which Mill wrote and the second traces the central line of argument in the text to aid in the comprehension of the essay's structure, method, and major... more...