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  • The Battle Over Bilingual Ballotsby James Thomas Tucker

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 165.00

    The 'bilingual ballot' provisions of the Voting Rights Act, enacted in 1965 and expanded a decade later to remove language barriers to voting by prohibiting English-only elections in certain jurisdictions, remain a subject of intense debate in election law and American politics. This new book offers the first-ever comprehensive examination... more...

  • Ignored, Shunned, and Invisibleby J. David Smith

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 56.00

    Historically, segregation and social isolation have been recurring responses to people considered defective or deficient in some way. And it is in the midst of such a society that special educator J. David Smith wrote this book, which presents critical historical and contemporary issues in mental retardation. Told through gripping vignettes and interwoven... more...

  • 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...

  • Human Rights and International Relationsby R. J. Vincent

    Cambridge University Press 1987; US$ 38.00

    This book is about the impact of human rights on the relations among states. more...

  • Contracting for Property Rightsby Gary D. Libecap

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 28.00

    Libecap examines the political and economic considerations that influence property rights arrangements in the USA. more...

  • Democratic Anxietiesby Mario Feit

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 79.99

    Democratic Anxieties: Same-Sex Marriage, Death, and Citizenship takes contemporary opposition to same-sex marriage as a starting point to consider anxieties about sex and death within conceptions of democratic citizenship. It pursues a less anxious democratic citizenship in creative readings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Hannah Arendt, and Friedrich Nietzsche,... more...

  • "Thou, Dear God"by Martin Luther Jr King; Lewis V. Baldwin; Julius R. Reverend Dr Scruggs

    Beacon Press 2011; US$ 20.00

    "Thou, Dear God" is the first and only collection of sixty-eight prayers by Martin Luther King, Jr. Arranged thematically in six parts--with prayers for spiritual guidance, special occasions, times of adversity, times of trial, uncertain times, and social justice--Baptist minister and King scholar Lewis Baldwin introduces the book and each section... more...

  • The Arab State and Women's Rightsby Elham Manea

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    Researchers studying gender politics in Arab societies have been puzzled by a phenomenon common in many Arab states ? while women are granted suffrage rights, they are often discriminated against by the state in their private lives. This book addresses this phenomenon, maintaining that the Arab state functions according to a certain ?logic?... more...

  • Still a House Dividedby Desmond S. King; Rogers M. Smith

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    Why have American policies failed to reduce the racial inequalities still pervasive throughout the nation? Has President Barack Obama defined new political approaches to race that might spur unity and progress? Still a House Divided examines the enduring divisions of American racial politics and how these conflicts have been shaped by distinct political... more...

  • Free Expression is No Offenceby English PEN

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available

    A law criminalizing incitement to religious hatred has been high on the Labour Government's list of priorities. It is a law with wide-ranging implications for freedom of expression in Britain: it could be used to censor anyone - whether writer, comedian or person in the street - who wishes to make a statement about religion that others might find offensive.... more...