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  • 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...

  • Obama Powerby Jeffrey C. Alexander; Bernadette N. Jaworsky

    Wiley 2014; US$ 19.95

    What is the source of Obama's power? How is it that, aftersuffering a humiliating defeat in the 2010 mid-term elections,Obama was able to turn the situation around, deftly outmaneuveringhis opponent and achieving a decisive victory in the November 2012presidential election? In this short and brilliant book, Jeffrey Alexander andBernadette Jaworsky... 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...

  • Terrorism and Tyrannyby James Bovard

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 22.99

    "The war on terrorism is the first political growth industry of the new Millennium." So begins Jim Bovard's newest and, in some ways, most provocative book as he casts yet another jaundiced eye on Washington and the motives behind protecting "the homeland" and prosecuting a wildly unpopular war with Iraq. For James Bovard, as always, it all comes... 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...

  • 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...

  • Surveillance A-Zby Danny Schechter

    Seven Stories Press 2015; US$ 16.95

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  • Democracy, Equality, and Justiceby Matt Matravers; Lukas H. Meyer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    In addressing democracy, equality, and justice together, the book stimulates discussions that go beyond the sometimes increasingly technical and increasingly discrete literatures that now dominate the study of each concept. The chapters fall into four categories: on justice and democracy; justice and equality; justice and community; and justice and... more...

  • Nationalism and Global Justiceby Helder De Schutter; Ronald Tinnevelt

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    Previously published as a special issue of the Critical Review of Social and Political Philosophy , this collection brings together some of the most influential political contemporary philosophers to present a critical review of David Miller?s co-national priority thesis and give a state-of-the-art overview of the prevailing positions on nationalism... more...