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Political Freedom & Security

  • Refugees and the Myth of Human Rightsby Emma Larking

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Most Western liberal democracies are parties to the United Nations Refugees Convention and all are committed to the recognition of basic human rights, but they also spend billions fortifying their borders, detaining unauthorised immigrants, and policing migration. Meanwhile, public debate over the West’s obligations to unauthorised immigrants... more...

  • Belief, Law and Politicsby Marie-Claire Foblets; Katayoun Alidadi; Jørgen S. Nielsen; Zeynep Yanasmayan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 134.95

    This edited collection gathers together the principal findings of the RELIGARE project, which dealt with the question of religious and philosophical diversity in European law. Specifically, it covers four spheres of public policy and legislation: employment, family life, use of public space and state support mechanisms. The book consists of two main... more...

  • The Quest for Constitutionalismby Hugh Corder; Veronica Federico; Romano Orrù

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    This volume provides a timely assessment on the progress made towards the achievement of a constitutional democracy in South Africa. The chapters collectively present an in-depth analysis of the development of the legal system and of the implications of the Constitution for the social configuration of power. more...

  • The Exclusionary Rule of Evidenceby Kuo-hsing Hsieh

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    This book argues the need for the establishment of an exclusionary rule of evidence in China as a means of protecting the people from police wrongdoing. In support of the argument and as a means of developing a suitable process, the author takes a comparative approach to the foundation and development of the exclusionary rule in the UK and the USA,... more...

  • After Ethnic Conflictby Cvete Koneska

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    After Ethnic Conflict: Policy-making in Post-conflict Bosnia and Macedonia investigates how sensitive policy issues can be resolved in the aftermath of war by investigating how political elites interact and make decisions in ethnically divided societies. Focusing on the interactions between political elites and attempts to reach agreement across ethnic... more...

  • Bioproperty, Biomedicine and Deliberative Governanceby Katerina Sideri

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Biomedical patents have been the subject of heated debate and this book looks in detail into the legal issues and ethical debates raised. The volume seeks to contribute to our understanding of the role and function of regulatory agencies in the regulation of the bioeconomy, explains the process of interpretation of legal norms and proposes ways to... more...

  • Negotiations in the Case Law of the International Court of Justiceby Karel Wellens

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 165.00

    This book presents a detailed and critical analysis of the case law of the International Court of Justice through the prism of a functional analysis between negotiations and the judicial settlement of disputes. The focus is thus not on the merits of each individual case, but on its contribution to and clarification of this functional interplay. The... more...

  • Towards Recognition of Minority Groupsby Marek Zirk-Sadowski; Bartosz Wojciechowski; Karolina M. Cern

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    This book analyses debates concerning the nature, justification and legal protection of human rights with reference to the issues surrounding social milieu as a source of any legitimized law. With contributions from a global network of scientists across several continents, the work examines the understanding of the normative framework, expressed in... more...

  • Soft Target Hardeningby Jennifer Hesterman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 69.95

    Terrorist attacks occur daily and are increasingly being aimed at civilian populations around the world. Battlefield lines have been redrawn to include churches, schools, hospitals, and malls. This breach of moral boundary is shocking and invokes fear?two primary goals of terrorism. Although there is an increase in soft target activity?or attacks... more...

  • Terrifiedby Christopher Bail

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    In July 2010, Terry Jones, the pastor of a small fundamentalist church in Florida, announced plans to burn two hundred Qur?ans on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Though he ended up canceling the stunt in the face of widespread public backlash, his threat sparked violent protests across the Muslim world that left at least twenty people... more...