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  • The Right to Privacyby Caroline Kennedy; Ellen Alderman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    Can the police strip-search a woman who has been arrested for a minor traffic violation? Can a magazine publish an embarrassing photo of you without your permission? Does your boss have the right to read your email? Can a company monitor its employees' off-the-job lifestyles--and fire those who drink, smoke, or live with a partner of the same sex?... more...

  • Killing the American Dreamby Pilar Marrero

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 8.99

    As the US deports record numbers of illegal immigrants and local and state governments scramble to pass laws resembling dystopian police states where anyone can be questioned and neighbors are encouraged to report on one another, violent anti-immigration rhetoric is growing across the nation. Against this tide of hysteria, Pilar Marrero reveals how... more...

  • A Vindication of the Rights of Womanby Mary Wollstonecraft; Miriam Brody

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 15.98

    Writing in an age when the call for the rights of man had brought revolution to America and France, Mary Wollstonecraft produced her own declaration of female independence in 1792. Passionate and forthright, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman attacked the prevailing view of docile, decorative femininity, and instead laid out the principles of emancipation:... more...

  • Research Handbook on International Human Rights Lawby Sarah Joseph; Adam McBeth

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 60.00

    Deals with global and regional human rights systems, intersections with other areas of international law and practice, such as international criminal law and globalisation, and specific human rights topics including terrorism and indigenous people. This work is suitable for students and practitioners of human rights. more...

  • No Place to Hideby Glenn Greenwald

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 16.99

    In May 2013, Glenn Greenwald set out for Hong Kong to meet an anonymous source who claimed to have astonishing evidence of pervasive government spying and insisted on communicating only through heavily encrypted channels. That source turned out to be the 29-year-old NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden, and his revelations about the agency's... more...

  • Racism and Bordersby Jeff Shantz

    Algora Publishing 2010; US$ 19.95

    Despite claims about globalization, we see increasing surveillance, tightened restrictions and growing punitive regimes at international borders. This critical collection examines processes of racialization in relation to border regulations and restrictions. It analyses border controls, racism, and representations of race, within multinational contexts... more...

  • State of Confusionby Bryant Welch

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 8.99

    Finally, the answer to the many questions that have been preying on the minds of millions of Americans has arrived. Why are Americans so vulnerable to divisive political tactics? Why did Americans get dragged into such an unwise war in Iraq? Why do fundamentalist religious groups, Fox News, and right-wing radio still play such influential roles... more...

  • The Ten Things You Can't Say In Americaby Larry Elder

    St. Martin's Press 2001; US$ 8.99

    Straight Talk From the Firebrand Libertarian Who Struck a Chord Across America Larry Elder tells truths this nation's public figures are afraid to address. In The Ten Things You Can't Say in America , he turns conventional "wisdom" on its head and backs up his commonsense philosophy with cold, hard facts many ignore. Elder says what no one else... more...

  • Secrecy and Open Governmentby K.G. Robertson

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 186.00

    Does the Labour Government's commitment to Freedom of Information mean the end of excessive secrecy in the UK? Why has Britain finally decided to join the many other countries that enjoy a 'right to know'? This book places the current UK debate over open government in its political context. Robertson argues that just as secrecy reflected the interests... more...

  • Der Aufruhr der Ausgebildetenby Wolfgang Kraushaar

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2012; US$ 7.56

    Das Jahr 2011 war das Jahr der unerwarteten und sich weltweit immer weiter ausbreitenden Proteste. In verschiedenen arabischen Lšndern haben Demonstranten so lange aufbegehrt, bis sie ihre Regime zu Fall gebracht und deren Potentaten verjagt hatten. Und seitdem in Manhattan die Bewegung "Occupy Wall Street" entstanden ist, scheint das Aufbegehren... more...