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Political Freedom & Security

  • Access to Justice and International Organizationsby Pierre Schmitt

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2017; US$ 40.00

    Recent examples such as the cholera outbreak in Haiti demonstrate that individual victims of human rights violations by international organizations are frequently left in the cold. Following an examination of the human rights obligations of international organizations, this book scrutinizes their dispute settlement mechanisms as well as the conflict... more...

  • The Nanking Atrocity, 1937-1938by Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 39.95

    First published in 2007, The Nanking Atrocity remains an essential resource for understanding the massacre committed by Japanese soldiers in Nanking, China during the winter of 1937-38. Through a series of deeply considered and empirically rigorous essays, it provides a far more complex and nuanced perspective than that found in works like Iris... more...

  • Impossible Revolutionby Yassin al-Haj Saleh

    Haymarket Books 2017; US$ 18.00

    Saleh urges us to oppose intervention of imperialist powers in Syria, and reject the tyranny of the Assad regime. more...

  • The Religious Problem with Religious Freedomby Robert J. Joustra

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Rival understandings of the meaning and practice of the religious and the secular lead to rival public perspectives about religion and religious freedom in North America. This book explores how debates over the American Office of Religious Freedom and its International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA, 1998) and very recent debates over the Canadian Office... more...

  • Human Rights of Migrants in the 21st Centuryby Elspeth Guild; Stefanie Grant; C. A. Groenendijk

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 25.00

    This book offers an accessible examination of the human rights of migrants in the context of the UN’s negotiations in 2018. This volume has two main contributions. Firstly, it is designed to inform the negotiations on the UN’s Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration announced by the New York Declaration of the UN General Assembly on... more...

  • Becoming a Movementby Priska Daphi

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2017; US$ 40.99

    Social movement scholars have become increasingly interested in the role of stories in contentious politics. Stories may facilitate the mobilization of activists and strengthen the resonance of their claims within public discourse and institutional politics. This book explores the role of narratives in building collective identity – a vital element... more...

  • African Peace Militariesby David J. Francis

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book provides a critical understanding of the emerging role of African militaries in peacetime democratic Africa. This book departs from the dominant perspective which simply presents the military as an ‘enemy’ of democracy because of the history and legacy of unending military coup d’états and interventions in civilian politics. In the context... more...

  • Do the Geneva Conventions Matter?by Matthew Evangelista; Nina Tannenwald

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 23.99

    Do the Geneva Conventions Matter? provides a rich, comparative analysis of the laws that govern warfare and a more specific investigation relating to state practice and gives insight into how the Geneva regime has constrained guerrilla warfare and terrorism and the factors that affect protect human rights in wartime. more...

  • The Unquiet Frontierby Jakub J. Grygiel; A. Wess Mitchell; Jakub J. Grygiel; A. Wess Mitchell

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 22.95 US$ 20.88

    From the Baltic to the South China Sea, newly assertive authoritarian states sense an opportunity to resurrect old empires or build new ones at America's expense. Hoping that U.S. decline is real, nations such as Russia, Iran, and China are testing Washington's resolve by targeting vulnerable allies at the frontiers of American power. The Unquiet... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Political Assassinationsby Nigel West

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 90.00

    The Encyclopedia of Political Assassinations contains a chronology, an introduction, and appendixes. The encyclopedia section has more than 700 cross-referenced entries on assassinations, intelligence agencies, politics and foreign relations. more...