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Purpose, functions, and relations of the state

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  • Anarchy, State, and Utopiaby Robert Nozick

    Basic Books 2013; US$ 19.99

    In this brilliant and widely acclaimed book, winner of the 1975 National Book Award, Robert Nozick challenges the most commonly held political and social positions of our age—liberal, socialist, and conservative. more...

  • The Birth of Biopoliticsby Michel Foucault; Mr Graham Burchell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 20.00

    Foucault continues on the theme of his 1978 course by focusing on the study of liberal and neo-liberal forms of government and concentrating in particular on two forms of neo-liberalism: German post-war liberalism and the liberalism of the Chicago School. more...

  • Database Nationby Simson Garfinkel

    O'Reilly Media 2000; US$ 13.99

    Fifty years ago, in 1984, George Orwell imagined a future in which privacy was demolished by a totalitarian state that used spies, video surveillance, historical revisionism, and control over the media to maintain its power. Those who worry about personal privacy and identity--especially in this day of technologies that encroach upon these... more...

  • Rawlsby Paul Graham

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 14.95

    This illuminating guide covers the most interesting and important aspects of Rawls' work in a stimulating manner, highlighting the foundations that underlie his conception of Justice, and explaining the rationale for his famous starting point, The Veil of Ignorance. Also detailing the criticisms that have met his arguments, this study will prove essential... more...

  • Die Ambivalenz des Gutenby Jan Eckel

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 52.61

    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...

  • 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...

  • Das medizinische Selbstbestimmungsrecht Minderjährigerby Sarah Brückner

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 21.04

    Minderjährige werden heute gesellschaftlich und legislativ als Persönlichkeiten mit eigenen Rechten begriffen. Dennoch ist ihnen die Möglichkeit, selbständig medizinische Eingriffe zu veranlassen, verwehrt. Sollten derart höchstpersönliche Entscheidungen nicht von den betroffenen Personen selbst getroffen werden können? Sarah Brückner untersucht die... more...

  • Justice and Peace in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflictby Yaacov Bar Siman Tov

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    In this book, the late Prof. Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov argues that the failure of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process so far has been mainly the result of the inability of both sides to reach an agreed formula for linking justice to peace. The issues of justice and injustice are focused mainly on the outcomes of the 1947-1949 first Arab-Israeli... more...

  • Surveillance in Europeby David Wright; Reinhard Kreissl

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Surveillance in Europe is an accessible, definitive and comprehensive overview of the rapidly growing multi-disciplinary field of surveillance studies in Europe. Written by experts in the field, including leading scholars, the Companion?s clear and up to date style will appeal to a wide range of scholars and students in the social sciences, arts... more...

  • The Media and Human Rightsby Ekaterina Balabanova

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    In recent years there has been an explosion in the usage and visibility of the language of human rights, but what does this mean for the role of the media? For evolving ideas about human rights? And for the prospect of shared cosmopolitan values? Ekaterina Balabanova argues that in order to answer these questions there needs to be a deconstruction... more...