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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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 37.95

    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$ 37.95

    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,... 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    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$ 37.95

    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...

  • Nigeria at Fiftyby Ebenezer Obadare; Wale Adebanwi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    Nigeria, Africa?s most populous and biggest democracy, celebrates her fiftieth year as an independent nation in October 2010. As the cliché states, ?As Nigeria goes, so goes Africa?. This book frames the socio-historical and political trajectory of Nigeria while examining the many dimensions of the critical choices that she has made as an independent... more...