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  • Foucault and the Politics of Rightsby Ben Golder

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    This book focuses on Michel Foucault's late work on rights in order to address broader questions about the politics of rights in the contemporary era. As several commentators have observed, something quite remarkable happens in this late work. In his early career, Foucault had been a great critic of the liberal discourse of rights. Suddenly, from... more...

  • Liberalismby Edmund Fawcett

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Liberalism dominates today?s politics just as it decisively shaped the American and European past. This engrossing history of liberalism?the first in English for many decades?traces liberalism?s ideals, successes, and failures through the lives and ideas of a rich cast of European and American thinkers and politicians, from the early nineteenth century... more...

  • When Movements Anchor Partiesby Daniel Schlozman

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Throughout American history, some social movements, such as organized labor and the Christian Right, have forged influential alliances with political parties, while others, such as the antiwar movement, have not. When Movements Anchor Parties provides a bold new interpretation of American electoral history by examining five prominent movements and... more...

  • John Stuart Mill: Über die Freiheitby Michael Schefczyk; Thomas Schramme

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 35.00

    This work provides an interpretation of John Stuart Mill?s On Liberty (1859)and elucidates the fundamental principles of Mill?s concept of liberty. For Mill, the right to form one?s own convictions and live according to them should only be infringed upon for one reason, namely ?to prevent harm to others?. more...

  • Apology and Reconciliation in International Relationsby Christopher Daase; Stefan Engert; Michel-André Horelt; Judith Renner; Renate Strassner

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book looks into the role and effects of public apologies in international relations. It focuses on two major questions - why and when do states issue apologies for historic crimes and how and under what conditions are these apologies successful in remedying conflictive relationships? In recent years, we have witnessed an unseen popularity... more...

  • Privacy and Capitalism in the Age of Social Mediaby Sebastian Sevignani

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book explores commodification processes of personal data and provides a critical framing of the ongoing debate of privacy in the Internet age, using the example of social media and referring to interviews with users. It advocates and expands upon two main theses: First, people?s privacy is structurally invaded in contemporary informational capitalism.... more...

  • The Rhetoric of Plato's Republicby James L. Kastely

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Plato isn?t exactly thought of as a champion of democracy, and perhaps even less as an important rhetorical theorist. In this book, James L. Kastely recasts Plato in just these lights, offering a vivid new reading of one of Plato?s most important works: the Republic . At heart, Kastely demonstrates, the Republic is a democratic epic poem and pioneering... more...

  • Scarlet Lettersby Jack Cashill

    WND Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    <p>Like its namesake, <em>Scarlet Letters</em> addresses the hard truths of life in an increasingly "progressive" America where the irrational prejudices of a group can crush the soul of the individual. In both the old and new Puritanism, worshippers achieve a sense of moral worth simply by designating themselves among "the... more...

  • Die Angst vor dem Fremdenby Erhard Oeser

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2015; Not Available

    Warum fürchten wir das Fremde, warum lehnen wir Fremde ab? Xenophobie - sie begleitet die Menschheit von Anbeginn. In ihrer eingehegten Form kann sie konstitutiv für Gruppen, Gesellschaften, Staaten sein. In ihrer aggressiven Form führt sie immer wieder zu Exzessen. Erhard Oeser untersucht die Fremdenfeindschaft vom Beginn der Menschheitsgeschichte... more...

  • An Imperialist Love Storyby Amira Jarmakani

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.40

    A curious figure stalks the pages of a distinct subset of mass-market romance novels, aptly called ?desert romances.? Animalistic yet sensitive, dark and attractive, the desert prince or sheikh emanates manliness and raw, sexual power. In the years since September 11, 2001, the sheikh character has steadily risen in popularity in romance novels, even... more...