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  • Transformations in Medieval and Early-Modern Rights Discourseby Virpi Mäkinen; Petter Korkman

    Springer 2006; US$ 269.00

    Rights language is a fundamental feature of the modern world. This book brings together some central scholars in the history of medieval and early-modern rights discourse. Through the different angles taken by its authors, it describes the multifaceted nature of rights languages in the medieval and early modern world. more...

  • Justificatory Liberalismby Gerald F. Gaus

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 56.99

    Drawing on current work in epistemology and cognitive psychology, this treatise develops a theory of personally justified belief. Building on this, it then advances an account of public justification that is more normative and less "populist" than the views of political liberals. more...

  • Beyond Individualismby Jack Crittenden

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 119.99

    An examination of the debate in political theory about the true concept of human nature. The author argues that current concepts of the liberal and communitarian self are unacceptable, and draws upon recent psychological research to develop a theory of compound individuality. more...

  • Civic Virtuesby Richard Dagger

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 60.00

    Part of the OXFORD POLITICAL THEORY series discussing political rights and arguing for a republican liberalism that, while celebrating the liberal heritage of autonomy and rights, solidly places these within social relations and obligations which are often obscured and forgotten. more...

  • The Virtues of Liberalismby James T. Kloppenberg

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 110.00

    This analysis and defence of American liberalism aims to demonstrate the complex and rich traditions of political, economic, and social discourse that have informed American democratic culture from the 17th century to the present. more...

  • Integrating Human Rights into Developmentby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 33.00

    In recent years, human rights and development have been converging. Growing recognition that there are crucial links between rights violations, poverty, exclusion, environmental degradation, vulnerability and conflict has led many OECD member countries and multilateral donors to look at human rights more thoroughly as a means for improving the quality... more...

  • Liberalism and the Limits of Powerby Juliet A. Williams

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 100.00

    This book provides the first critical assessment of important recent developments in Anglo-American liberal theorizing about limited government. Following a comparative study of canonical liberal philosophers Hayek and Rawls, the book reveals a new direction for conceptualizing limited government in the twenty-first century, highlighting the central... more...

  • 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 Equality - Professionals, States and Activistsby Shona Hunter; Elaine Swan

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 199.00

    The collection highlights the continuing dearth of work around certain equalities strands, in particular around sexualities and generation. It also suggests avenues for further work developing postcolonial analysis of equalities work in organizations. more...

  • The Work of Global Justiceby Fuyuki Kurasawa

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    Develops a new perspective from which to think about human rights and global justice. more...