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Purpose, functions, and relations of the state

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  • The Reactionary Mindby Corey Robin

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 13.99

    Tracing conservatism back to its roots in the reaction against the French Revolution, Corey Robin argues that the right is fundamentally inspired by a hostility to emancipating the lower orders. Written by a keen, highly regarded observer of the contemporary political scene, The Reactionary Mind ranges widely, from Edmund Burke to Antonin Scalia,... more...

  • Liberalism and Human Sufferingby Asma Abbas

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    A materialist critique of the politics, poetics and economics of suffering in liberalism that argues for attention to the labour of suffering of the victim in many well-meaning but flawed politics of redress, and imagines forms of representation, solidarity and justice that better honour the history and materiality of this labour. more...

  • Menschenwürde und personale Autonomieby Michael Quante

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2010; US$ 14.31

    Michael Quante befaßt sich in diesem Buch mit allen Aspekten der modernen Biotechnologien von der Stammzellforschung bis zur Sterbehilfe und fragt nach den Folgen, die sich aus ihnen für den Erhalt der demokratischen Werte ergeben (Autonomie, Freiheit, Gleichheit, etc.). Solange man in der Frage, was den Lebenswissenschaften auf dem Felde des Erwerbs... more...

  • Über die Freiheitby John S Mill

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2009; US$ 11.45

    In diesem Essay von 1859, seinem Hauptwerk, streitet John Stuart Mill für das Recht jedes einzelnen, seine Überzeugungen frei zu bilden und das eigene Leben nach diesen Überzeugungen frei zu gestalten. Für ihn gibt es daher nur einen Grund, der es Staat und Gesellschaft erlaubt, dieses Recht auf individuelle Selbstbestimmung zu beschneiden, und den... more...

  • Responsibility Rebornby John Andrews

    MT6 Media 2011; US$ 9.99

    John Andrews’ RESPONSIBILITY REBORN: A Citizen’s Guide to the Next American Century, is perfectly timed as conservatives ask themselves "What next?" after the gains of 2010 and look to the battles of 2012. His theme -- the understanding of individual responsibility, personal freedom and the role of law in protecting both -- has... more...

  • 125 jaar Marxby Sjaak van der Velden

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 18.75

    Karl Marx overleed in 1883. Zijn naam was tot 1989 verbonden aan regimes die hun achterstand op de westerse wereld probeerden in te halen. Zij koppelden de naam van Marx aan die van hun eigen leiders en claimden het alleenrecht op het marxistische gedachtegoed.Marx had zich echter altijd verzet tegen het gebruik van zijn naam voor een isme. Hij wilde... more...

  • The Dilemmas of American Conservatismby Kenneth L. Deutsch; Ethan Fishman

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 40.00

    In the second half of the twentieth century, American conservatism emerged from the shadow of New Deal liberalism and developed into a movement exerting considerable influence on the formulation and execution of public policy in the United States. During that period, the political philosophers who provided the intellectual foundations for the American... more...

  • Civil Society, Conflicts and the politicalization of Human Rightsby Raffaele Marchetti; Nathalie Tocci

    United Nations University Press 2011; Not Available

    Civil Society, Conflicts and the Politicization of Human Rights explores violent conflict and peace. The contributors examine how violence is generated, managed, exploited and eradicated in ethno-political conflicts, and how societies can be dragged out of conflict onto the transition towards peace. The usual take on these phenomena focuses on the... more...

  • The Radical Right in Europe: An Overviewby Michael Minkenberg

    Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung 2011; US$ 12.40

    Hauptbeschreibung European challenges call for European responses. The spread of extremist and xenophobic attitudes and the proliferation of right-wing political movements are challenges confronting all of Europe. This book provides a conceptual framework for comparing right-wing radicalism in Europe and offers country-specific data on the right-wing... more...

  • African Justice for African Healingby Kathrin Kästle

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 19.08

    To cope with the legacy of the swiftest genocide in human history the largest government-driven reconciliation process worldwide has been taking place in Rwanda over the past years. Dealing with the consequences of violent conflict is an exceptionally difficult task as never before were so many ordinary citizens involved in the killing. Moreover, victims... more...