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Purpose, functions, and relations of the state

  • Fighting for Human Rightsby Paul Gready

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    In a world that is increasingly disillusioned with formal politics, people are no longer prepared to wait for governments and international institutions to act on human rights concerns. This book identifies activism as a key means of realizing human rights and as a new form of politics. Fighting for Human Rights documents and compares successful... more...

  • Realizing Freedomby Tom G. Palmer

    Cato Institute 2014; US$ 9.99

    What is freedom? How is freedom related to justice, law, property, peace, and prosperity? Tom Palmer has spent a lifetime-as a scholar, teacher, journalist, and activist-asking and answering these questions. Since its publication in 2009, Realizing Freedom has been the recipient of wide acclaim, both in the United States and around the world. Now,... more...

  • Empires Without Imperialismby Jeanne Morefield

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 39.99

    The end of the Cold War ushered in a moment of nearly pure American dominance on the world stage, yet that era now seems ages ago. Since 9/11 many informed commentators have focused on the relative decline of American power in the global system. While some have welcomed this as a salutary development, outspoken proponents of American power--particularly... more...

  • Examining Human Rights Issues and the Democracy Project in Sub-Saharan Africaby E. Ike Udogu

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99

    This book emphasizes the symbiotic relation between the practice of human rights and democracy. In short, human rights practice furthers democracy, and the successful implementation of both promotes stability and economic development necessary for the prospects for progress in the sub-Saharan region of Africa in the twenty-first century. more...

  • Politikberatung und Praxisgestaltung als Aufgabe der Wissenschaft?by BIBB Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung; Friedrich Hubert Esser

    W. Bertelsmann Verlag 2014; US$ 33.44

    Dieser Tagungsband enthält Referentenbeiträge des gleichnamigen Symposiums.Ziel war es, das Konzept der Wissenschafts-Politik-Praxis-Kommunikation anhand von Erfahrungen aus der Praxis zu fundieren und weiterzuentwickeln. Im Mittelpunkt des Symposiums stand dabei die Frage, welchen Beitrag Wissenschaft und Forschung zur Beratung von politisch Verantwortlichen... more...

  • Transitional Justice and Human Rights in Moroccoby Fadoua Loudiy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This book examines the Moroccan experience of transitional justice, more specifically the negotiation of the legacy of the period commonly referred to as the Years of Lead. This period of Moroccan history roughly spans from the early 1960s to 1999 during which thousands of citizens were arbitrarily detained, tortured and killed because of their political... more...

  • Human Rights, Human Dignity, and Cosmopolitan Idealsby Matthias Lutz-Bachmann; Amos Nascimento

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book proposes a new agenda for research into a Critical Theory of Human Rights. Each chapter pursues three goals: to reconstruct modern philosophical theories that have contributed to our views on human rights; to highlight the importance of humanity and human dignity as a complementary dimension to liberal rights; and, finally, to integrate these... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Human Rightsby Jacques Fomerand

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 159.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Human Rights covers the history of the Human Rights movement through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 1000 cross-referenced entries on terminology, conventions, treaties, intergovernmental organizations in the United Nations family or regional... more...

  • Human Rights and the Hollow Stateby Helen J. Delfeld

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    The book investigates the beliefs about governance that determine that state structures are the most appropriate venue for international human rights actors and activists to operate. Helen Delfeld argues that those beliefs rely on a normative perception of a nation-state, not necessarily applicable to most of the post-colonial world. While most post-colonial... more...

  • Post-Liberalismby John Gray

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 60.95

    The leading philosopher of the right, John Gray, criticizes conventional academic thinking and identifies that which is of value in liberalism, looking to traditions of practice rather than theory. more...