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  • The Many Faces of Toleranceby Ewa A. Golebiowska

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book presents a systematic account on Poles? attitudes toward ethnic, religious, political, and sexual minorities. It investigates Poland?s reputation as an intolerant, anti-Semitic, and homophobic country. Counter to a simplistic image of Poland as a hotbed of intolerance, the book shows that Polish intolerance has many faces. For one thing,... 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...

  • The Battle Over Bilingual Ballotsby James Thomas Tucker

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 170.00

    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...