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Purpose, functions, and relations of the state

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  • The Work of Global Justiceby Fuyuki Kurasawa

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    Develops a new perspective from which to think about human rights and global justice. more...

  • Rules for Conservativesby Michael Charles Master

    Dunham Books 2012; US$ 5.99

    Saul Alinsky wrote Rules for Radicals 40 years ago as instructions on how to seize power. He was the original community organizer who documented how to organize others to provide power to the organizers. Alinsky was an instigator of class warfare and of the culture war. He taught liberals how to divide America by organizing communities to seize power.... more...

  • The Sociology of Human Rightsby Mark Frezzo

    Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95

    Long the arena of philosophers, legal scholars, and political scientists, the interdisciplinary study of human rights has recently seen an influx of sociologists. Why is this so, and how do sociologists contribute to our understanding of human rights in the contemporary world? In this landmark new text, Mark Frezzo explores the sociological perspective... 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...

  • Rawls's Political Liberalismby Thom Brooks; Martha C. Nussbaum

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Widely hailed as one of the most significant works in modern political philosophy, John Rawls?s Political Liberalism (1993) defended a powerful vision of society that respects reasonable ways of life, both religious and secular. These core values have never been more critical as anxiety grows over political and religious difference and new restrictions... more...

  • Narrating Contested Livesby Katja Kurz

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2015; US$ 44.43

    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...

  • A Magna Carta for all Humanityby Francesca Klug

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 35.99

    The Magna Carta, sealed in 1215, has come to stand for the rule of law, curbs on executive power and the freedom to enjoy basic liberties. When the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations in 1948, it was heralded as 'a Magna Carta for all human kind'. Yet in the year in which this medieval Charter?s 800 th anniversary... more...

  • The Prospects for a Regional Human Rights Mechanism in East Asia (RLE Modern East and South East Asia)by Hidetoshi Hashimoto

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    Regional inter-governmental human rights organizations have been in operation for sometime in Europe, the Americas and Africa. These regional human rights mechanisms have proven to be useful and effective in comparison to the global human rights mechanisms available at the United Nations. The purpose of this study, first published in 2004, is to investigate... more...

  • Die Ambivalenz des Gutenby Jan Eckel

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; US$ 46.27

    Menschenrechte erlangten im 20. Jahrhundert eine globale Ausstrahlung und verwandelten sich in eine umkämpfte Arena des politischen Konflikts. Unzählige Gruppen und Staaten beriefen sich auf sie, um anderen zu helfen, sich selbst zu schützen oder ihre politischen Ziele zu rechtfertigen. Das machte sie zu einer entscheidenden Sprache der internationalen... more...