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  • Germany after the Grand Coalitionby Silvia Bolgherini; Florian Grotz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    In Germany, Grand Coalitions of the two major parties - the Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) and the Social Democrats (SPD) - generally have a bad reputation. Hence, the CDU/CSU-SPD government under Angela Merkel (2005-2009) was neither the parties' nor the citizens' preferred choice, its performance was seen quite critical from the outset, and it was... more...

  • Inside WikiLeaksby Daniel Domscheit-Berg

    Random House 2011; US$ 17.58

    Since its launch in 2006, WikiLeaks has rapidly grown into the most powerful and influential whistleblowing organisation ever. Its status as a repository and publisher of leaked sensitive and confidential governmental, corporate, organisational or religious documents while preserving the anonymity and untraceability of its contributors, and the statements... more...

  • The Silent Stateby Heather Brooke

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.98

    Award-winning investigative journalist Heather Brooke exposes the shocking and farcical lack of transparency at all levels of government. At a time when the State knows more than ever about us, Brooke argues that without proper access to the information that citizens pay for, Britain can never be a true democracy. * SECRECY*: anonymous... more...

  • The Capacity for Civic Engagementby David P. Levine

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    While we do not lack for literature to guide us in thinking about public life, we have less to call on when our problem is not only to explore public ideals and institutions, but also to consider the nature and origin of our capacity to make a connection with and find meaning in those institutions and ideals. Levine explores the nature and origin... more...

  • Cheating Justiceby Elizabeth Holtzman; Cynthia Cooper

    Beacon Press 2012; US$ 26.95

    President George W. Bush and Vice President Cheney deceived Congress and the people to drive us into a war in Iraq; they claimed the right to wiretap illegally and to eavesdrop on citizens; and they authorized torture, unilaterally upending laws and violating international treaty obligations. Yet, both Bush and Cheney are audaciously unapologetic about... more...

  • Slaveby Mende Nazer; Damien Lewis

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; US$ 19.55

    Mende Nazer's happy childhood was cruelly cut short at the age of twelve when the Mujahidin rode into her village in the remote Nuba mountains of Sudan. They hacked down terrified villagers, raped the women and abducted the children. Mende was them. She was taken and sold to an Arab woman in Khartoum. She was stripped of her name and her freedom. For... more...

  • Slaveby Mende Nazer; Damien Lewis

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; Not Available

    Mende Nazer's happy childhood was cruelly cut short at the age of twelve when the Mujahidin rode into her village in the remote Nuba mountains of Sudan. They hacked down terrified villagers, raped the women and abducted the children. Mende was them. She was taken and sold to an Arab woman in Khartoum. She was stripped of her name and her freedom. For... more...

  • Hell Noby Michael Ratner; Margaret Ratner Kunstler

    The New Press 2011; US$ 17.95

    The Center for Constitutional Rights is an organization dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Michael Ratner is an attorney and the board chair of the Center for Constitutional Rights. He is well known for his human rights activism and is the author of... more...

  • Song for My Fatherby Stephanie Stokes Oliver

    Atria Books 2007; Not Available

    On Election Day in 1960, a classmate of Stephanie Stokes Oliver threatened to beat her up. Why? Because in their class's mock presidential election, Stephanie revealed that she would follow her father's lead and vote for Nixon over Kennedy. Stephanie realized this day that her family was different from most other African Americans at the time: They... more...

  • Democracy and the Problem of Free Speechby Cass R. Sunstein

    Free Press 1995; Not Available

    Freedom of speech is one of our greatest legal rights and Cass Sunstein is one of our greatest legal theorists. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to think seriously about the free speech issues facing this generation. -- Akhil Amar, Southmayd Professor, Yale Law School This is an important book. Beautifully clear and carefully argued,... more...