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Purpose, functions, and relations of the state

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  • Transitional Justiceby Alexander Laban Hinton; Alexander Laban Hinton; Wayne Babchuk; Mo Bleeker; Jennie Burnet; Conerly Casey; Elizabeth Drexler; Roger Duthie; Leslie Dwyer; Nigel Eltringham; Robert Hitchcock; Martha Lincoln; Antonius Robben; Victoria Sanford; Sarah Wagner; Andrew Woolford

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 27.95

     How do societies come to terms with the aftermath of genocide and mass violence, and how might the international community contribute to this process? Transitional Justice, the first edited collection in anthropology focused directly on this issue, argues that, however well-intentioned, transitional justice needs to grapple more deeply with... more...

  • Civilising Globalisationby David Kinley

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 38.00

    In this 2009 book, David Kinley provides an agenda for how we can protect and promote human rights without sacrificing global economic growth. more...

  • The Philosophy of Human Rightsby Gerhard Ernst; Jan-Christoph Heilinger

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 84.00

    The notion of "human rights" is widely used in political and moral debates. The core idea, that all human beings have some inalienable basic rights, is appealing and has an important practical function: It allows moral criticism of various wrongs and calls for action in order to prevent them. The articles in this collection take up a tension between... more...

  • Fighting for Human Rightsby Paul Gready

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    In a world that is increasingly disillusioned with formal politics, people are no longer prepared to wait for governments and international institutions to act on human rights concerns. This book identifies activism as a key means of realizing human rights and as a new form of politics. Fighting for Human Rights documents and compares successful... more...

  • On Libertyby John Stuart Mill

    The Floating Press 1909; US$ 4.99

    At the time it was published in 1859, John Stuart Mill's On Liberty was a radical and controversial work; it argued for the right of individuals to possess freedom from the state in moral and economic matters. Mill declares that "Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign", contrasting this with the "tyranny... more...

  • Liberal Thought in the Eastern Mediterraneanby Christoph Schumann

    BRILL 2008; US$ 152.00

    This volume analyzes liberal thought in the Eastern Mediterranean since the late nineteenth century, highlighting its long-term and ongoing influence, and challenging the conventional wisdom that liberalism has no legitimate place in the region's intellectual discourse. By investigating the activities of diverse institutions, media, and personalities,... more...

  • On Libertyby John Stuart Mill

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    On Liberty is a philosophical work by 19th century English philosopher John Stuart Mill, first published in 1859. To the Victorian readers of the time it was a radical work, advocating moral and economic freedom of individuals from the state.Perhaps the most memorable point made by Mill in this work, and his basis for liberty, is that "Over himself,... more...

  • The Trade-Off between Civil Liberties and Security in the United States and Germany after 9/11/01by Cora Zeugmann

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 38.30

    Der 11. September 2001 hat die Welt verändert. Sowohl in den USA als auch in Deutschland haben die Terroranschläge die Menschen nachhaltig in Angst versetzt. Anhand einer Untersuchung von Meinungsumfragen wird gezeigt, dass dies die Bereitschaft der Bevölkerung, Einschränkungen von bürgerlichen Freiheiten zugunsten gesteigerter Sicherheitsbedingungen... more...

  • Yan Fu (1854-1921)by Huizhong Zheng

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 26.70

    In der Entwicklung von der Tradition zur Moderne sind die Chinesen nicht zuletzt durch westliches Gedankengut unterstützt worden. Sie haben in den letzten hundert Jahren zahllose gesellschaftspolitische Experimente unternommen, wobei Yan Fu (1854 -1921) als Übersetzer und Denker das chinesische Tor für westliches Gedankengut wie Evolutionstheorie,... more...

  • Globale Gerechtigkeitby Henning Hahn

    Campus Verlag 2009; US$ 20.71

    Armut und soziale Gerechtigkeit sind in Zeiten der Globalisierung zu Problemen geworden, die nicht mehr allein auf staatlicher, sondern auf globaler Ebene angegangen werden müssen. Auch die Wissenschaft hat sich dieser Thematik angenommen und Theorien zur globalen Gerechtigkeit entwickelt. Henning Hahn führt in die Konzepte der führenden politischen... more...