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  • The Agony of the American Leftby Christopher Lasch

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 12.99

    Five long essays by an American historian, the author of The New Radicalism in America (1965). Under the rubric of "the collapse of mass-based radical movements," Lasch examines the decline of populism, the disintegration of the American socialist party, and the weaknesses of black nationalism. Also included is a history of the Congress for Cultural... more...

  • Walter Rodneyby Clairmont Chung

    Monthly Review Press 2012; US$ 19.51

    The life of the great Guyanese scholar and revolutionary Walter Rodney burned with a rare intensity. The son of working class parents, Rodney showed great academic promise and was awarded scholarships to the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and the School of African and Oriental Studies in London. He received his PhD from the latter at the... more...

  • Freedom Feminismby Christina Hoff Sommers

    Aei Press,Nbn 2013; US$ 0.99

    In Freedom Feminism: Its Surprising History and Why It Matters Today , Christina Hoff Sommers seeks to recover the lost history of American feminism by introducing readers to social feminism?s forgotten heroines. More importantly, she demonstrates that a modern version of social feminism ? in which women are free to employ their equal status to... more...

  • Enslavedby Rahila Gupta

    Granta Publications 2013; US$ 9.99

    Slavery in Britain did not end with William Wilberforce at the beginning of the nineteenth century. They may be largely invisible to us, but living in our midst are thousands of slaves. Rahila Gupta seeks out five escapees and persuades them to tell us their stories in this compelling book. We meet a pregnant child from Sierra Leone who was locked... more...

  • The New American Social Compactby Jane A. Grant

    Lexington Books 2008; US$ 39.99

    Jane Grant's book explores the need to redefine the social compact in twenty-first century America. It proposes a new compact that would honor the expansion of civil, political, and social rights in America, and would integrate these rights within a new civic procedural ethos, clarifying our obligations to each other, future generations, other nations,... more...

  • The New Media of Surveillanceby Shoshana Magnet; Kelly Gates

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The spread of new surveillance technologies is an issue of major concern for democratic societies. More ubiquitous and sophisticated monitoring techniques raise profound questions for the very possibility of individual autonomy and democratic government. Innovations in surveillance systems require equally innovative approaches for analyzing their... more...

  • Religion, Politics and Law in the European Unionby Lucian N. Leustean; John T.S. Madeley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    EU enlargement - to countries in Central and Eastern Europe in 2004, the inclusion of Bulgaria and Romania in 2007, and increasing debates on Turkey?s membership - has dramatically transformed the European Union into a multi-religious space. Religious communities are not only shaping identities but are also influential factors in political discourse.... more...

  • The Politics of Rightsby Andrea Cornwall; Maxine Molyneux

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    Since the late 1990s, development institutions have increasingly used the language of rights in their policy and practice. This special issue on feminist perspectives on politics of rights explores the strategies, tensions and challenges associated with ?rights work? in a variety of settings. Articles on the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, East... more...

  • 'Progress' in Zimbabwe?by David Moore; Norma Kriger; Brian Raftopoulos

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00

    Zimbabwe's severe crisis - and a possible way out of it with a transitional government, and the new era for which it prepares the ground - demands a coherent scholarly response. 'Progress' can be employed as an organising theme across many disciplinary approaches to Zimbabwe's societal devastation. At wider levels too, the concept of progress is fitting.... more...

  • Democracy and Violenceby John Schwarzmantel; Hendrik Jan Kraetzschmar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Illustrated most dramatically by the events of 9/11 and the subsequent ?war on terror?, violence represents a challenge to democratic politics and to the establishment of liberal-democratic regimes. Liberal-democracies have themselves not hesitated to use violence and restrict civil liberties as a response to such challenges. These issues are at the... more...