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Civil Rights

  • Debating Brain Drain: May Governments Restrict Emigration?by Michael Blake; Gillian Brock

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    Many of the best and brightest citizens of developing countries choose to emigrate to wealthier societies, taking their skills and educations with them. What do these people owe to their societies of origin? May developing societies legitimately demand that their citizens use their skills to improve life for their fellow citizens? Are these societies... more...

  • Religious Liberties for Corporations?by David H. Gans; Ilya Shapiro

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    An expanded version of a series of debates between the authors, this book examines the nature of corporate rights, especially with respect to religious liberty, in the context of the controversial Hobby Lobby case from the Supreme Court's 2013-14 term. more...

  • Police, Picket-Lines and Fatalitiesby David Baker

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Baker explores public protests and their management by the police, focusing on the fatalities of strikers at the hands of police and outlining practices towards preventing such tragedies. more...

  • The Birth of a Nationby Dick Lehr

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 26.99

    In a scene at the end of the Civil War, James Trotter, a sergeant in an all-black union regiment, marched into Charleston, South Carolina just as the Kentucky cavalry that included Colonel “Roaring Jake? Griffith fled for their lives. The two men were bit players in the vicious struggle for their country?s future. Fifty years later their sons, Monroe... more...

  • Black Mosaicby Candis Watts Smith

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 23.00

    Historically, Black Americans have easily found common ground on political, social, and economic goals. Yet, there are signs of increasing variety of opinion among Blacks in the United States, due in large part to the influx of Afro-Latino, Afro-Caribbean, and African immigrants to the United States. In fact, the very definition of ?African American?... more...

  • Technology of Oppressionby Elliot D. Cohen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    In the aftermath of the Edward Snowden leaks, the Obama administration has been hard pressed to yield to greater transparency and openness to constructive change. This book provides a catalyst toward greater transparency, increased public awareness of the urgent need for constructive change, and the insight into what such change would require. more...

  • Mediated Citizenshipby Bettina von Lieres; Laurence Piper

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    Drawing on case studies from the global South, this book explores the politics of mediated citizenship in which citizens are represented to the state through third party intermediaries. The studies show that mediation is both widely practiced and multi-directional and that it has an important role to play in deepening democracy in the global South.... more...

  • On Libertyby Shami Chakrabarti

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    On 11 September 2001, our world changed. The West's response to 9/11 has morphed into a period of exception. Governments have decided that the rule of law and human rights are often too costly. In On Liberty , Shami Chakrabarti - who joined Liberty, the UK's leading civil rights organization, on 10 September 2001 - explores why our fundamental... more...

  • Blackballedby Darryl Pinckney

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 16.95

    Blackballed is Darryl Pinckney?s meditation on a century and a half of participation by blacks in US electoral politics. In this combination of memoir, historical narrative, and contemporary political and social analysis, he investigates the struggle for black voting rights from Reconstruction through the civil rights movement to Barack Obama?s... more...

  • Sexuality and Globalizationby Laurent Bibard; Christopher Edwards

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    The book argues that a universally widespread virility currently prevents humans from realizing their sexualities, which are originally the feminine and the masculine. This obstacle may be traced back to Renaissance humanism, whose core intention is to take control over the so-called 'nature." more...