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  • Obama Powerby Jeffrey C. Alexander; Bernadette N. Jaworski

    Wiley 2014; US$ 19.95

    What is the source of Obama's power? How is it that, after suffering a humiliating defeat in the 2010 mid-term elections, Obama was able to turn the situation around, deftly outmaneuvering his opponent and achieving a decisive victory in the November 2012 presidential election? In this short and brilliant book, Jeffrey Alexander and Bernadette Jaworsky... more...

  • Democracy, Equality, and Justiceby Matt Matravers; Lukas H. Meyer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    In addressing democracy, equality, and justice together, the book stimulates discussions that go beyond the sometimes increasingly technical and increasingly discrete literatures that now dominate the study of each concept. The chapters fall into four categories: on justice and democracy; justice and equality; justice and community; and justice and... more...

  • Selma, Lord, Selmaby Sheyann Webb-Christburg; Rachel West Nelson; Frank Sikora

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 18.95

    Sheyann Webb was eight years old and Rachel West was nine when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. arrived in Selma, Alabama, on January 2, 1965. He came to organize non-violent demonstrations against discriminatory voting laws. Selma, Lord, Selma is their firsthand account of the events from that turbulent winter of 1965--events that changed not only... more...

  • The Economics of Rights, Cooperation and Welfareby Professor Robert Sugden

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 145.00

    This is a new edition - with a substantial new introduction - of a book which has had a significant impact on economics, philosophy and political science. Robert Sugden shows how conventions of property, mutual aid, and voluntary supply of public goods can evolve spontaneously out of the interactions of self-interested individuals, and can become moral... more...

  • The Future Governance of Citizenshipby Dora Kostakopoulou

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 48.00

    Dora Kostakopoulou develops a new institutional framework for anational citizenship. more...

  • Simple Justiceby Richard Kluger

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 27.95

    Simple Justice is the definitive history of the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education and the epic struggle for racial equality in this country. Combining intensive research with original interviews with surviving participants, Richard Kluger provides the fullest possible view of the human and legal drama in the years before 1954, the cumulative... more...

  • Skipping Towards Gomorrahby Dan Savage

    Penguin Publishing Group 2003; US$ 16.00

    In Skipping Towards Gomorrah , Dan Savage eviscerates the right-wing conservatives as he commits each of the Seven Deadly Sins himself (or tries to) and finds those everyday Americans who take particular delight in their sinful pursuits.  Among them: Greed:  Gamblers reveal secrets behind outrageous fortune. Lust: "We're swingers!"-you won't... more...

  • Human Rights in Asiaby Damien Kingsbury; Leena Avonius

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    This book offers a critical reassessment of the 'Asian values' debate, which dominated the human rights discourse in the late 1990s, and a reappraisal of the human rights situation in Asia since then. The chapters in this book contextualize the debate and examine in what ways the issues raised then continue to trouble Asian societies. more...

  • Age Discrimination and Children's Rightsby Claire Breen

    BRILL 2005; US$ 134.00

    Explores the extent to which children's rights are secured at the national level, and the reasons why they have or have not been recognised and secured by various states at the level of domestic law. This book examines the theoretical and legal underpinnings of gender and race discrimination, at both the domestic and international level. more...

  • Stepping Stonesby Staughton Lynd; Alice Lynd

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 32.99

    Young people are rediscovering a vision that 'another world is possible' and dedicating themselves to public service. Alice and Staughton Lynd offer a significant model of what it can mean to devote a lifetime to these ideals. more...