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Civil Rights

  • Making Disability Rights Real in Southeast Asiaby Derrick L. Cogburn; Tina Kempin Reuter

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 109.99

    The implementation of the first human rights and development treaty of the twenty-first century in Southeast Asia has global impact. This book explores the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities implementation in all ten countries of ASEAN, and is a resource to development, human rights, and disability scholars around the world. more...

  • Beyond Marriageby Susan Gluck Mezey

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 34.99

    In this book, Susan Gluck Mezey examines LGBT policymaking over the last several decades, highlighting advances in LGBT rights as well as formidable challenges that still confront the LGBT community. With an emphasis on courts, she traces developments in the struggles for LGBT rights in the United States and abroad. more...

  • I Am Not Your Negroby James Baldwin; Raoul Peck

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 14.09

    The New York Times bestseller based on the Oscar nominated documentary film In June 1979, the writer and civil rights activist James Baldwin embarked on a project to tell the story of America through the lives of three of his murdered friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. He died before it could be completed. In his documentary... more...

  • Summary and Analysis of No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance Stateby Worth Books

    Worth Books 2017; US$ 3.50

    So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of No Place to Hide tells you what you need to know?before or after you read Glenn Greenwald?s book.   Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.   This short summary and analysis of No Place to Hide... more...

  • Life After Lifeby Paddy Armstrong

    Gill Books 2017; US$ 9.99

    Paddy Armstrong was one of four people falsely convicted of The Guildford Bombing in 1975. He spent fifteen years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Here, for the first time and with unflinching candour, he lays bare the experiences of those years and their aftermath. more...

  • When Riot Cops Are Not Enoughby Mike King

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    In When Riot Cops Are Not Enough , sociologist Mike King examines the policing, and broader political repression, of the Occupy Oakland movement. King?s active and daily participation in that movement provides a unique insider perspective to illustrate how the Oakland police and city administrators lost the ability to effectively control the movement.... more...

  • The Invisible Lineby Henri A.L. Dekker

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    During the past two decades, there has been a resurgence of interest in issues of land reform in developing and transitional countries. This has been initiated by the large-scale re-distributive activities in former communist countries and by the growing number of claims by displaced indigenous population groups to restore their rights to land. This... more...

  • The Three Axial Agesby John Torpey

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 19.95

    How can historical developments and discoveries be used to affect future outcomes? Sociologist and historian John Torpey proposes that the ?Axial Age,? a period in the first millennium BCE when major religious and intellectual developments emerged, can be used to directly affect present social problems, from economic inequality to ecological destruction.... more...

  • Unwarrantedby Barry Friedman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017; US$ 19.60

    ?At a time when policing in America is at a crossroads, Barry Friedman provides much-needed insight, analysis, and direction in his thoughtful new book. Unwarranted illuminates many of the often ignored issues surrounding how we police in America and highlights why reform is so urgently needed. This revealing book comes at a critically important... more...

  • Why I Marchby Abrams Books

    Abrams 2017; US$ 14.95

    On January 21, 2017, five million people in 82 countries and on all seven continents stood up with one voice. The Women?s March began with one cause, women?s rights, but quickly became a movement around the many issues that were hotly debated during the 2016 U.S. presidential race?immigration, health care, environmental protections, LGBTQ rights,... more...