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Purpose, functions, and relations of the state

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  • The SAGE Handbook of Human Rightsby Anja Mihr; Mark Gibney

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 390.00

    This Handbook provides a state of the art analysis of the discipline that addresses the history and development of human rights standards and its movements, mechanisms and institutions,. 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...

  • Zur Praxis der Menschenrechteby Michael Reder; Mara-Daria Cojocaru; Norbert Brieskorn; Georges Enderle; Franz Magnis-Suseno; Johannes Müller; Franz Nuscheler

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2015; US$ 25.76

    Die Menschenrechte haben sich als praktische Querschnittaufgabe einer Vielzahl an Politikfeldern etabliert. Oft werden sie als überzeugendes Beispiel für einen normativen Konsens der Weltgemeinschaft angeführt. Gleichzeitig wird immer wieder erkennbar, dass dieses Ideal verschiedenen Deutungen in der Praxis unterliegt. Welche Funktion hat etwa der... 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$ 30.98

    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$ 21.60

    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$ 17.17

    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...