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Purpose, functions, and relations of the state

  • Nonsense upon Stilts (Routledge Revivals)by Jeremy Waldron

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    In Nonsense upon Stilts¸ first published in 1987, Waldron includes and discusses extracts from three classic critiques of the idea of natural rights embodied in the 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen. Each text is prefaced by an historical introduction and an analysis of its main themes. The collection as a whole in introduced... more...

  • Rawlsby Paul Graham

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 14.95

    This illuminating guide covers the most interesting and important aspects of Rawls' work in a stimulating manner, highlighting the foundations that underlie his conception of Justice, and explaining the rationale for his famous starting point, The Veil of Ignorance. Also detailing the criticisms that have met his arguments, this study will prove essential... more...

  • The Media and Human Rightsby Ekaterina Balabanova

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    In recent years there has been an explosion in the usage and visibility of the language of human rights, but what does this mean for the role of the media? For evolving ideas about human rights? And for the prospect of shared cosmopolitan values? Ekaterina Balabanova argues that in order to answer these questions there needs to be a deconstruction... more...

  • Pursuing Justiceby Ralph Weisheit; Frank Morn

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    Pursuing Justice, Second Edition, examines the issue of justice by considering the origins of the idea, formal systems of justice, current global issues of justice, and ways in which justice might be achieved by individuals, organizations, and the global community. Part 1 demonstrates how the idea of justice has emerged over time, starting with... more...

  • Justice and Peace in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflictby Yaacov Bar Siman Tov

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    In this book, the late Prof. Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov argues that the failure of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process so far has been mainly the result of the inability of both sides to reach an agreed formula for linking justice to peace. The issues of justice and injustice are focused mainly on the outcomes of the 1947-1949 first Arab-Israeli... more...

  • Surveillance in Europeby David Wright; Reinhard Kreissl

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Surveillance in Europe is an accessible, definitive and comprehensive overview of the rapidly growing multi-disciplinary field of surveillance studies in Europe. Written by experts in the field, including leading scholars, the Companion?s clear and up to date style will appeal to a wide range of scholars and students in the social sciences, arts... more...

  • The Twilight of Human Rights Lawby Eric Posner

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    Countries solemnly intone their commitment to human rights, and they ratify endless international treaties and conventions designed to signal that commitment. At the same time, there has been no marked decrease in human rights violations, even as the language of human rights has become the dominant mode of international moral criticism. Well-known... more...

  • Die Ambivalenz des Gutenby Jan Eckel

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 52.61

    Menschenrechte erlangten im 20. Jahrhundert eine globale Ausstrahlung und verwandelten sich in eine umkämpfte Arena des politischen Konflikts. Unzählige Gruppen und Staaten beriefen sich auf sie, um anderen zu helfen, sich selbst zu schützen oder ihre politischen Ziele zu rechtfertigen. Das machte sie zu einer entscheidenden Sprache der internationalen... more...

  • Das medizinische Selbstbestimmungsrecht Minderjährigerby Sarah Brückner

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 21.04

    Minderjährige werden heute gesellschaftlich und legislativ als Persönlichkeiten mit eigenen Rechten begriffen. Dennoch ist ihnen die Möglichkeit, selbständig medizinische Eingriffe zu veranlassen, verwehrt. Sollten derart höchstpersönliche Entscheidungen nicht von den betroffenen Personen selbst getroffen werden können? Sarah Brückner untersucht die... more...

  • Change Elections to Change America: Democracy Mattersby Jay R. Mandle; Joan D. Mandle; Adonal Foyle

    Easton Studio Press, LLC 2014; US$ 7.99

    A social movement is needed to reduce the excessive power of wealth to influence politics. Democracy Matters organizes students in the hope of building such a social movement. It seeks to achieve the enhanced political equality that could be secured with the public funding of election campaigns. Historically, young people have provided a moral... more...