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  • Nationalism and Global Justiceby Helder De Schutter; Ronald Tinnevelt

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    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 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...

  • 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...

  • Nigeria at Fiftyby Ebenezer Obadare; Wale Adebanwi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Norman Thomasby Raymond F. Gregory

    Algora Publishing 2008; US$ 32.95

    A conscientious objector in two world wars and a relentless advocate for world peace as well as social justice, Norman Thomas was tear-gassed, arrested, and jailed as he stood up for the rights of minorities, immigrants, and the working poor. In addition to being a civil rights activist, Thomas headed the Socialist Party for 18 years, ran for president... more...

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

    Wiley 2014; US$ 12.95

    What is the source of Obama’s power? How is it that, after suffering a humiliating defeat in the 2010 mid-term elections, Obama was able to turn the situation around, deftly outmaneuvering his opponent and achieving a decisive victory in the November 2012 presidential election? In this short and brilliant book, Jeffrey Alexander and Bernadette... more...

  • On Liberty and Utilitarianismby John Stuart Mill

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 6.50

    These two essays by John Stuart Mill, England's greatest nineteenth-century philosopher, are the fruit of six hundred years of progressive thought about individual rights and the responsibilities of society. Together they provide the moral and theoretical justification for liberal democracy as we know it, and their incalculable influence on modern... 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...

  • Peaceful Islamist Mobilization in the Muslim Worldby Julie Chernov-Hwang

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 85.00

    In Peaceful Islamist Mobilization in the Muslim World: What Went Right, Julie Chernov Hwang presents a compelling and innovative new theory and framework for examining the variation in Islamist mobilization strategies in Muslim Asia and the Middle East. more...

  • Pioneers of European Integrationby Ettore Recchi; Adrian Favell

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00

    Based on an original survey of 5000 people moving to and from the EU's five largest countries, this book documents the demographic profile, migration choices, cultural adaptation, social mobility, political participation and media use of these pioneers of a transnational Europe. more...