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  • Blackballedby Darryl Pinckney

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 16.95

    Blackball is Darryl Pinckney?s meditation on a century and a half of black participation in U.S. 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, leading up to the election... more...

  • The Morality of Gay Rightsby Carlos Ball

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    In The Morality of Gay Rights , Ball presents a comprehensive exploration of the connection between gay rights and political philosophy. He discusses the writing of contemporary political and legal philosophers-including Rawls, Walzer, Nussbaum, Sandel, Rorty and Dworkin-to evaluate how their theoretical frameworks fit the specific gay rights controversies,... more...

  • Transitional Justice in Established Democraciesby Stephen Winter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • The Many Faces of Toleranceby Ewa A. Golebiowska

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    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 Art of Post-Dictatorshipby Vikki Bell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Since the end of the last dictatorship in 1983, Argentina?s visual artists and art-activists have been central to campaigns to demand the criminal prosecution of those initially granted amnesty and to a variety of commemorative projects. In The Art of Post-Dictatorship: Ethics and Aesthetics in Transitional Argentina Vikki Bell examines this involvement... more...

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

    The History Press 2014;

    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...

  • Paradoxes of Religious Toleration in Early Modern Political Thoughtby John Christian Laursen; Maria Jose Villaverde; Joaquín Abellán; Jonathan Israel; Henri Krop; Gerardo López Sastre; Cyrus Masroori; Rolando Minuti; Concha Roldán; Luisa Simonutti

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 34.99

    The early modern theories of religious toleration that were so influential on our own ways of thinking about religion and tolerance were ripe with paradox, ambiguity, inconsistency, hidden flaws, and blind spots. The scholars in this volume explore those weak points in the hope that identifying their causes may help us strengthen our own ideas and... 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...

  • Engendering the Stateby Lynn Savery

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    Why have states in general been slower to incorporate the international diffusion of women?s human rights norms domestically than other human rights norms and why has the diffusion of these norms varied so greatly between states? Why are some states more responsive and exert more effort than others to comply with these norms? Engendering the State... more...

  • Hack Attackby Nick Davies

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 27.99

    At first, it seemed like a small story. The royal editor of the News of the World was caught listening to the voicemail messages of staff at Buckingham Palace. He and a private investigator were jailed, and the case was closed. But Nick Davies, special correspondent for The Guardian , knew that it didn?t add up. He began to investigate, and ended... more...