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Purpose, functions, and relations of the state

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  • We Are Doomedby John Derbyshire

    Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    To his fellow conservatives, John Derbyshire makes a plea: Don't be seduced by this nonsense about "the politics of hope." Skepticism, pessimism, and suspicion of happy talk are the true characteristics of an authentically conservative temperament. And from Hobbes and Burke through Lord Salisbury and Calvin Coolidge, up to Pat Buchanan and Mark Steyn... more...

  • Human Rights in the 'War on Terror'by Richard Ashby Wilson

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 38.00

    This book reviews the war on terror since 9/11 from a human rights perspective. more...

  • 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...

  • Human Rights and Revolutionsby Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom; Greg Grandin; Lynn Hunt; Marilyn B. Young

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 28.99

    Now in a revised and updated edition with added original chapters, this acclaimed book provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the complex links between revolutionary struggles and human rights. Covering events as far removed from one another as the English Civil War, the Parisian upheavals of 1789, Latin American independence struggles, and protests... more...

  • Civic Liberalismby Jr. Thomas A. Spragens

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 30.99

    In Civic Liberalism, prominent political theorist Thomas A. Spragens, Jr. asserts that most versions of democratic ideals?libertarianism, liberal egalitarianism, difference liberalism, and the liberalism of fear?lead our polity significantly astray. Spragens offers another alternative. He argues that we should recover the multiple and complex aspirations... more...

  • Shakedownby Ezra Levant

    McClelland & Stewart 2009; US$ 15.95

    Winner of the Writer's Trust of Canada / Samara's - Best Canadian Political Book of the Last 25 Years Part memoir, part investigative journalism, this is a shocking and controversial look at the corruption of Canada?s human rights commissions. ?On January 11, 2008, I was summoned to a 90-minute government interrogation. My crime? As the publisher... more...

  • Human Rights and Global Diversityby Simon Caney; Peter Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    This examination of global society focuses on its conflict with local societies and questions whether the human race should be treated as belonging to a single global community. It considers the universality of human rights and its conflict with group claims to self-determination. 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...

  • Rights, Justice, and the Bounds of Libertyby Joel Feinberg

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 43.50

    This volume of essays by one of America's preeminent philosophers in the area of jurisprudence and moral philosophy gathers together fourteen papers that had been published in widely scattered and not readily accessible sources. All of the essays deal with the political ideals of liberty and justice or with hard cases for the application of the concept... more...

  • Political Inequality in an Age of Democracyby Joshua Kjerulf Dubrow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    The world has witnessed the creation of new democracies and the maturing of old ones. Yet, everywhere there is democracy, there is also political inequality. Voices of everyday folk struggle to be heard; often, they keep silent. Governments respond mostly to the influential and the already privileged. Our age of democracy, then, is the old age of... more...