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Purpose, functions, and relations of the state

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  • Menschenrechte und Menschenrechtsbildungby Gert Sommer; Jost Stellmacher

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 44.99

    Menschenrechte und Menschenrechtsbildung haben als Gegenstand empirischer Forschung bisher kaum Eingang in die akademische Psychologie gefunden. Dass Menschenrechte aber durchaus ein erkennntnisreiches Forschungsfeld für Psychologen sind, zeigt das vorliegende Buch. Die Autoren haben auf dem Gebiet der empirischen Menschenrechtsforschung Pionierarbeit... more...

  • The Reactionary Mindby Corey Robin

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.03

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Globalization of Liberalismby Eivind Hovden; Edward Keene

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 160.00

    The Globalization of Liberalism demonstrates that liberalism is more deeply embedded in the structure of modern international political and economic order than is usually realised, and that at present there is a contested process of the 'globalization of liberalism'. As well as exploring liberalism's usefulness for understanding how international... 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...

  • Taking the Fight to the Enemyby Adam L. Fuller

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 94.99

    Neoconservatism is more of a disposition than a single political theory, but it is an attitude that has had a profound impact on the broader conservative effort in the United States since the Fifties. It is a unique blend of skepticism and fortitude about a host of wide-ranging issues, spanning culture, economics, and national defense. This book... more...

  • Normalization And "Outsiderhood"by Bronwyn Davies; Siv Fahlgren; Anders Johansson

    Bentham Science Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    This volume presents an illuminating analysis of the ways in which normalization processes and practices operate in a welfare state in an age of neoliberalism. This informative book problematizes the meaning of the phrase ‘normalization processes and practices’, that for an Anglophone audience may smack of functionalism. The historical context... more...