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Purpose, functions, and relations of the state

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  • Political Liberalismby John Rawls

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 25.99

    This book continues and revises the ideas of justice as fairness that John Rawls presented in A Theory of Justice but changes its philosophical interpretation in a fundamental way. That previous work assumed what Rawls calls a "well-ordered society," one that is stable and relatively homogenous in its basic moral beliefs and in which there is broad... 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...

  • The Right to Ignore the Stateby Herbert Spencer

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 1.99

    Do citizens have the right to act as if the government does not exist? That's the controversial question that British philosopher Herbert Spencer takes on in the thought-provoking essay "The Right to Ignore the State." In Spencer's view, the answer is a resounding "yes." Whether you're a die-hard libertarian or someone... more...

  • Narrating Contested Livesby Katja Kurz

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2015; US$ 45.81

    Within the nascent field of interdisciplinary human rights studies, this volume explores activist autobiographies as collaborative projects within the context of human rights campaigns. It sheds light upon the intricate relationship between the aesthetics of generic framing and the ethics of discursive representation for stakeholder mobilization. Special... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Yan Fu (1854-1921)by Huizhong Zheng

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 21.57

    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...

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

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 30.04

    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...