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  • 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...

  • '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...

  • Domestic and International Perspectives on Kyrgyzstan?s ?Tulip Revolution?by Sally Cummings

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    In early 2005 regional protests in Kyrgyzstan soon became national ones as protesters seized control of the country?s capital, Bishkek. The country?s president for fifteen years, Askar Akaev, fled the country and after a night of extensive looting, a new president, Kurmanbek Bakiev, came to power. The events quickly earned the epithet ?Tulip Revolution?... more...

  • Engendering the Stateby Lynn Savery

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Dreamersby Eileen Truax

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 15.00

    Dreamers is a movement book for the generation brought to the United States as children?and now fighting to live here legally   Of the approximately twelve million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, as many as two million came as children. They grow up here, going to elementary, middle, and high school, and then the country... 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...