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Purpose, functions, and relations of the state

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  • Making Human Rights Realby Filip Spagnoli

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 31.95

    The most important characteristics of human rights are enumerated in a clear and concise discussion that analyzes the problem of making human rights real, and not just hypothetical, worldwide. Building on definitions of human rights used by the United Nations and other international bodies, and without being sidetracked by nettlesome discussions of... more...

  • The Politics of Official Apologiesby Melissa Nobles

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    This book examines the political uses of official apologies in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States. more...

  • Checkpoint Watchby Yehudit Kirstein Keshet

    Zed Books 2006; US$ 29.95

    This book is a critical exploration of Israel's curfew-closure policy in the Occupied Palestinian Territories through the eyes of CheckpointWatch, an organization of Israeli women monitoring human rights abuses. The book combines observers' daily reports from the checkpoints and along the Separation Wall, with analysis of the bureaucracy that... more...

  • Conservatism in Americaby Paul Edward Gottfried

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 36.00

    This book argues that the American conservative movement has been largely an invention of journalists and Republican activists. more...

  • We Are Doomedby John Derbyshire

    The 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...

  • Conservatism and American Political Developmentby Brian J. Glenn; Steven M. Teles

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 27.99 US$ 24.07

    Through a sustained historical analysis of three of the most important issues in American politics--Social Security, environmental regulation, and federal education policy-- Conservatism and American Political Development explores how conservatives have helped shape U.S. domestic policy and how the growth of the American state has in turn shaped conservatism.... more...

  • Persons, Rights, and the Moral Communityby Loren E. Lomasky

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    Arguing for a fundamental reshaping of philosophical ethics, Lomasky explains the place of rights within the overall structure of morality. more...

  • Liberal Languagesby Michael Freeden

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 37.50 US$ 30.00

    Liberal Languages reinterprets twentieth-century liberalism as a complex set of discourses relating not only to liberty but also to welfare and community. Written by one of the world's leading experts on liberalism and ideological theory, it uses new methods of analyzing ideologies, as well as historical case studies, to present liberalism... more...

  • Privacyby Raymond Wacks

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.59

    Professor Raymond Wacks is a leading international expert on privacy. For more than three decades he has published numerous books and articles on this controversial subject.Privacy is a fundamental value that is under attack from several quarters. Electronic surveillance, biometrics, CCTV, ID cards, RFID codes, online security, the monitoring of employees,... more...

  • Conservatism Redefinedby Patrick Garry

    Encounter Books 2010; US$ 23.99

    After reaching high levels of public popularity in the 1980s and 1990s, political conservatism has become beset with criticism and disillusionment. As demonstrated by the 2008 election results, political conservatism has been blamed for an unpopular Iraq war, an economy nose diving into recession, and a barrage of high profile instances of corporate... more...