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Purpose, functions, and relations of the state

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  • International Human Rights in the 21st Centuryby Lyons; Mayall

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 37.99

    The Universal Declaration for Human Rights was approved in 1948 and yet more than fifty years later some human rights--especially the rights of groups such as women, minorities, and indigenous peoples--continue to be at risk. This book examines recent humanitarian catastrophes involving such groups and suggests how the society of states may develop... more...

  • Moral Rights and Political Freedomby Tara Smith

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1995; US$ 36.99

    Seeking a way out of today's bewildering rush of rights claims, Tara Smith's Moral Rights and Political Freedom offers a systematic account of the nature and foundations of rights. The book carefully elucidates what political freedom is and demonstrates why it should be protected by rights. Smith's thesis is that rights are teleological: respect for... more...

  • Conserving Libertyby Mark Blitz

    Hoover Institution Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    Mark Blitz defends the principles of American conservatism, countering many of the narrow or mistaken views that have arisen from both its friends and its foes. He asserts that individual liberty is the most powerful, reliable, and true standpoint from which to clarify and secure conservatismbut that individual freedom alone cannot produce happiness.... more...

  • A Scriptural Sculpture of Knowledgesby Serge Ntamack

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 22.80

    This book is a scriptural sculpture of how the physical dimensions of the earth ñbuilt and natural ñ and antecedents of history structure knowledges and the physical containers ñ human and non-human ñ that embody those knowledges. The book deals with universalisms grounded on African experiences and perspectives. A key theme is... more...

  • Never a Matter of Indifferenceby Peter Berkowitz

    Hoover Institution Press 2003; US$ 14.99

    The contributors reveal how public policy in the United States has weakened the institutions of civil society that play a critical role in forming and sustaining the qualities of mind and character crucial to democratic self-government. The authors show what can be done, consistent with the principles of a free society, to establish a healthier relationship... more...

  • Varieties of Conservatism in Americaby Peter Berkowitz

    Hoover Institution Press 2004; US$ 14.99

    This book examines the questions that divide conservatives today and reveals the variety of answers put forward by classical conservatives, libertarians, and neoconservatives. The contributorsdrawn from varied professional backgroundseach bring a distinctive voice to bear, reinforcing the book's basic notion that conservatism in America represents... more...

  • More Liberty Means Less Governmentby Walter E. Williams

    Hoover Institution Press 1999; US$ 18.95

    In this collection of thoughtful, hard-hitting essays, Walter E. Williams once again takes on the left wing's most sacred cows with provocative insights, brutal candor, and an uncompromising reverence for personal liberty and the principles laid out in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution. more...

  • Civic Liberalismby Jr. Thomas A. Spragens

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 36.99

    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...

  • Deliberation, Democracy, and the Mediaby Simone Chambers; Anne Costain

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 38.99

    Is deliberative democracy the ideal goal of free speech? How do social movement organizations, activists, and political candidates use the media to frame their discourse? What responsibilities does the media have in maintaining or promoting democracy? In this broadly interdisciplinary volume, top scholars in communication, political science, sociology,... more...

  • Thinking History, Fighting Evilby David B. MacDonald

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 39.99

    This accessible study critiques the rise of a new exceptionalism: a victim-centered nationalism promoted by American conservatives since the 1980s, borrowing imagery and vocabulary from the civil rights era and political correctness movements of the left.Thinking History, Fighting Evil explores the instrumentalization of anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism... more...