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Purpose, functions, and relations of the state

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Confronting the New Conservatismby Michael Thompson

    NYU Press 2007; US$ 27.00

    William Kristol, Paul Wolfowitz, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleeza Rice, George F. Will, and Dick Cheney. These are today?s neoconservatives?confident, clear-cut, and a political force to be reckoned with. But how should we define this new conservatism? What is new about it? In this volume, some of today's top political scholars take on the charge of explaining,... 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...

  • How the Left Can Win Arguments and Influence Peopleby John K. Wilson

    NYU Press 2000; US$ 26.00

    If we were to rely on what the pundits and politicians tell us, we would have to conclude that America is a deeply conservative nation. Americans, we hear constantly, detest government, demand lower taxes and the end of welfare, and favor the death penalty, prayer in school, and an absolute faith in the free market. And yet Americans believe deeply... more...

  • Lost Causesby Deepak Lal

    Biteback Publishing 2012; US$ 18.94

    Society is cracking. Lurching from economic disaster to social decay, our modern-day life is plagued by sickness. Deepak Lal, world-renowned economist, tackles the hidden roots of our problems in his visionary book Lost Causes. Providing a completely new framework for socio-economic understanding, Lal challenges received wisdom with a sure voice and... more...

  • A Way Throughby Nicholas Brown; Susan Boden

    NewSouth 2012; US$ 31.95

    Rick Farley was an extraordinary man. As head of the Cattlemen’s Union and National Farmers’ Federation, a key figure in the Landcare movement and a public campaigner for Indigenous rights and Reconciliation, Farley had an insider’s view of many key political and social changes in Australia over his thirty years in the public eye. Aligned... more...

  • Control Freaksby Terry Jeffrey

    Regnery Publishing 2010; US$ 27.99

    Liberals control congress and the White House. Next on the agenda: your life. If the Obama administration has one overriding objectivetying together health care reform,? non-stop meddling in the economy, and hard-Left Supreme Court appointmentsit is that big government should make decisions for you. When it comes to how you live your life, Washington... more...