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Purpose, functions, and relations of the state

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  • Universal Human Rightsby David A. Reidy; Mortimer N. S. Sellers; Larry May; Kenneth Henley; Alistair Macleod; Rex Martin; David Duquette; Lucinda Peach; Helen Stacy; William Nelson; Steven Lee; Stephen Nathanson; Jonathan Schonsheck

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 39.00

    Universal Human Rights brings new clarity to the important and highly contested concept of universal human rights. This collection of essays explores the foundations of universal human rights in four sections devoted to their nature, application, enforcement, and limits, concluding that shared rights help to constitute a universal human community,... more...

  • The Healing of Nationsby Mark R. Amstutz

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 43.00

    How does one forgive an international political transgression as deep as genocide or apartheid? Forgiveness is often conceived of as an element of personal morality, and even at that it is difficult. This book argues that it is also an essential part of political ethics, especially when dealing with collective wrongdoing by political regimes. In the... more...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 38.00

    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$ 38.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Civic Liberalismby Jr. Thomas A. Spragens

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 37.00

    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$ 39.00

    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...

  • The Collapse of Liberalismby Charles Noble

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 26.95

    In The Collapse of Liberalism, noted political scientist Charles Noble takes liberalism to task for not being radical enough—for what he sees as a long history of how liberalism has accommodated the very economic institutions and corporate actors it has wanted to challenge. As a result, Noble argues, liberals have been unable or unwilling to confront... 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...

  • Conserving Libertyby Mark Blitz

    Hoover Institution Press 2013; US$ 4.99

    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 conservatism—but that individual freedom alone cannot produce happiness.... more...