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Purpose, functions, and relations of the state

  • The Sociology of Human Rightsby Mark Frezzo

    Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95

    Long the arena of philosophers, legal scholars, and political scientists, the interdisciplinary study of human rights has recently seen an influx of sociologists. Why is this so, and how do sociologists contribute to our understanding of human rights in the contemporary world? In this landmark new text, Mark Frezzo explores the sociological perspective... more...

  • Robert Nozickby Alan Lacey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Although best known for the hugely influential Anarchy, State and Utopia, Robert Nozick (1938-2002) eschewed the label 'political philosopher' because the vast majority of his writings and attention have focused on other areas. Indeed the breadth of Nozick's work is perhaps greater than that of any other contemporary philosopher. This book is the first... more...

  • Human Security, Changing States and Global Responsesby Sangmin Bae; Makoto Maruyama

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    This book critically assesses the human security challenges faced by states, focusing on how and to what extent the state is influenced by global structures and operations. Having grown rapidly since the 1990s, the field of human security has spawned a wide variety of academic research. This research has helped to reconceptualize the notion of... more...

  • total. - Universalismus und Partikularismus in post_kolonialer Medientheorieby Ulrike Bergermann; Nanna Heidenreich

    transcript 2014; US$ 36.32

    Westliches Denken und westliche Medien: Haben sie die Welt mit ihren Einheitsrastern überzogen? Welche Universalismen transportieren sie? Dieser Band zeigt: Auch Eigenheiten und Partikulares artikulieren sich in globalisierten Formaten, deren Selbstverständlichkeiten nun zur Debatte gestellt werden. Denn der europäische Kolonialismus hat sich nicht... more...

  • The Night Malcolm X Spoke at the Oxford Unionby Stephen Tuck

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 23.95

    Less than three months before he was assassinated, Malcolm X spoke at the Oxford Union?the most prestigious student debating organization in the United Kingdom. The Oxford Union regularly welcomed heads of state and stars of screen and served as the training ground for the politically ambitious offspring of Britain?s "better classes." Malcolm X, by... more...

  • The Big Autism Cover-Upby Anne Dachel

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    An unflinching look at the truth behind the media?s lies about autism. Autism now affects 2 percent of US children. A once rare disorder is now so common that everyone knows someone with an affected child. Yet neither mainstream doctors nor government officials can tell the American public what is behind the staggering rise in diagnoses. The... more...

  • The Tyranny of Silenceby Adam Smith

    Cato Institute 2014; US$ 12.99

    How one cartoon ignited a global debate on the future of free speech. more...

  • The Rise of European Liberalism (Works of Harold J. Laski)by Harold J. Laski

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    A valuable piece of intellectual history, readable in its own terms, this volume, beginning with the Renaissance and the Reformation, traces the growth of Liberal doctrine until the advent of the French Revolution. It shows the relation of Liberalism to the new economic system, and the impact of this upon science, philosophy and literature. The book... more...

  • Europäische Grundrechte und Grundfreiheitenby Dirk Ehlers

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 1,036.00

    Already in its 4 th edition, this standard textbook on European fundamental rights and freedoms has been revised and expanded. The new edition takes all amendments into consideration and also covers in detail the new additional protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights, the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe, as well... more...

  • Liberty in the Modern State (Works of Harold J. Laski)by Harold J. Laski

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    Updated to take into account the post-war political landscape, this book, consisting of some undelivered lectures originally dating from 1929, discusses the meaning and place of liberty and freedom in a global post-war context.     more...