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  • Enslavedby Rahila Gupta

    Granta Publications 2013; US$ 11.99

    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$ 32.99

    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...

  • Situating Global Resistanceby Lara Montesinos Coleman; Karen Tucker

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    The book examines some of the ways in which contemporary forms of political dissent are situated within processes of global ordering. Grounded in analysis of concrete practices of discipline and dissent in specific contexts, it explores the ways in which resistance can be shaped by dominant ways of thinking, seeing or enacting politics and by the... more...

  • Elections and Democratization in the Middle Eastby Mahmoud Hamad; Khalil al-Anani

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    Top scholars of the Middle East set out the history and future of elections in eight Middle East countries. Examining issues associated with elections, the transition of governance, and the ways in which technology shapes popular participation in politics and elections, they discuss the future of governance and democratic transition in the region.... more...

  • Blackballedby Darryl Pinckney

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 16.95

    Blackballed is Darryl Pinckney?s meditation on a century and a half of participation by blacks in US electoral politics. In this combination of memoir, historical narrative, and contemporary political and social analysis, he investigates the struggle for black voting rights from Reconstruction through the civil rights movement to Barack Obama?s... more...

  • Transitional Justice in Established Democraciesby Stephen Winter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 110.00

    Truth commissions, apologies, and reparations are just some of the transitional justice mechanisms embraced by established democracies. This groundbreaking exploration of political theory explains how these forms of state redress repair the damage state wrongdoing inflicts upon political legitimacy. more...

  • Voices from History: East London Suffragettesby Sarah Jackson; Rosemary Taylor

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    In 1914, the East London Federation of Suffragettes, led by Sylvia Pankhurst, split from the WSPU. Sylvia's mother and sister, Emmeline and Christabel, had encouraged her to give up her work with the poor women of East London - but Sylvia refused. Besides campaigning for women to have an equal right to vote from their headquarters in Bow, the ELFS... more...

  • Madison's Musicby Burt Neuborne

    New Press, The 2015; US$ 25.95

    Are you sitting down? It turns out that everything you learned about the First Amendment is wrong. For too long, we?ve been treating small, isolated snippets of the text as infallible gospel without looking at the masterpiece of the whole. Legal luminary Burt Neuborne argues that the structure of the First Amendment as well as of the entire Bill of... more...

  • Sons of Mississippiby Paul Hendrickson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 15.00

    They stand as unselfconscious as if the photograph were being taken at a church picnic and not during one of the pitched battles of the civil rights struggle. None of them knows that the image will appear in  Life  magazine   or that it will become an icon of its era. The year is 1962, and these seven white Mississippi lawmen have gathered to stop... more...

  • Critique of Securityby Mark Neocleous

    Edinburgh University Press 2008; US$ 42.99

    This book brings together a range of diverse discussions about security in order to sustain a genuine critique of the subject. It is unique in its examination of the historical and political links between social security and national security and in its assessment of the way that emergency powers (as the most intense realisation of the rhetoric of... more...