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Purpose, functions, and relations of the state

  • How to Win a Fight With a Conservativeby

    Sourcebooks 2012; US$ 10.99

    Outwit and outmock those Crazy Conservatives! Tired of the delusional rantings of right-wing nut jobs ? Does the mere mention of the Tea Party or Fox News pose a clear and present danger to your sanity ? No matter the flavor of your misguided right-wing adversary , here's a survival guide for anyone who's fantasized about smacking down... 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...

  • Justice and Public Administrationby Charles F. Abel; Arthur J. Sementelli

    University of Alabama Press 2007; US$ 34.95

    Justice and Administration is an ambitious effort to grapple with justice as a theoretical component of the practice of public administration, yet with sufficient theoretical power to be meaningful in philosophy, political studies, and sociology.   The time is ripe for such an effort, as the questions that gather under the labels of modernity,... more...

  • Human Rights and Structural Adjustmentby M. Rodwan Abouharb; David Cingranelli

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 37.00 US$ 30.34

    Critique of the effect of World Bank and IMF structural adjustment agreements on developing countries. more...

  • Universal Human Rights in a World of Differenceby Brooke A. Ackerly

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    A feminist argument in favour of human rights as wide-ranging and universal. more...

  • Letters to a Young Progressiveby Mike S. Adams

    Regnery Publishing 2013; US$ 26.99

    Born the son of a farmer, 19-year old Ty goes off to college, fulfilling his father?s dream of a better life. The only mistake was sending Ty to a liberal university. Sure enough, in his second year, Ty begins to reject his father?s valuesthe very values of hard work and individual responsibility that provided him his education. The biggest fear... more...

  • Restoring Justice after Large-scale Violent Conflictsby Ivo Aertsen; Jana Arsovska; Holger-C Rohne; Marta Valiņas; Kris Vanspauwen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.95

    This book provides a comparative analysis of the potential of restorative justice approaches to dealing with mass victimization in the context of large-scale violent conflicts focusing on case studies from Kosovo, Israel-Palestine and Congo, incorporating contributions from leading authorities in these areas. One of the main objectives of the book... more...

  • Unpopular Privacyby Anita Allen

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 26.99 US$ 23.21

    Can the government stick us with privacy we don't want? It can, it does, and according to this author, may need to do more of it. Privacy is a foundational good, she argues, a necessary tool in the liberty-lover's kit for a successful life. A nation committed to personal freedom must be prepared to mandate inalienable, liberty-promoting privacies for... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Human Rightsby Lori Allen

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    The Rise and Fall of Human Rights provides a groundbreaking ethnographic investigation of the Palestinian human rights world?its NGOs, activists, and "victims," as well as their politics, training, and discourse?since 1979. Though human rights activity began as a means of struggle against the Israeli occupation, in failing to end the Israeli occupation,... more...

  • The Healing of Nationsby Mark R. Amstutz

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 43.99

    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...