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Purpose, functions, and relations of the state

  • Ideas of Liberty in Early Modern Europeby Hilary Gatti

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    Europe?s long sixteenth century?a period spanning the years roughly from the voyages of Columbus in the 1490s to the English Civil War in the 1640s?was an era of power struggles between avaricious and unscrupulous princes, inquisitions and torture chambers, and religious differences of ever more violent fervor. Ideas of Liberty in Early Modern Europe... more...

  • Die Ambivalenz des Gutenby Jan Eckel

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; US$ 46.27

    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...

  • The Prospects for a Regional Human Rights Mechanism in East Asia (RLE Modern East and South East Asia)by Hidetoshi Hashimoto

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    Regional inter-governmental human rights organizations have been in operation for sometime in Europe, the Americas and Africa. These regional human rights mechanisms have proven to be useful and effective in comparison to the global human rights mechanisms available at the United Nations. The purpose of this study, first published in 2004, is to investigate... more...

  • A Magna Carta for all Humanityby Francesca Klug

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 35.99

    The Magna Carta, sealed in 1215, has come to stand for the rule of law, curbs on executive power and the freedom to enjoy basic liberties. When the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations in 1948, it was heralded as 'a Magna Carta for all human kind'. Yet in the year in which this medieval Charter?s 800 th anniversary... more...

  • Rawls's Political Liberalismby Thom Brooks; Martha C. Nussbaum

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Widely hailed as one of the most significant works in modern political philosophy, John Rawls?s Political Liberalism (1993) defended a powerful vision of society that respects reasonable ways of life, both religious and secular. These core values have never been more critical as anxiety grows over political and religious difference and new restrictions... more...

  • Liberal Warsby Alan Cromartie

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

     This book addresses the relationship between the 'liberal' values of Anglo-Saxon cultures and the way that they conduct themselves when they are fighting - or preparing to fight - wars. The United States and the United Kingdom are characterised by a consensus that their social and political arrangements are, in a very broad sense, ?liberal?. Liberalism... more...

  • Rhetoric in Human Rights Advocacyby Richard K. Ghere; Youssef Farhat

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    This book explores the argumentative strategies used in various human rights contexts by those who advance advocacy rhetoric. Twelve case studies focus on the rhetoric of individuals or groups who work for or against human rights, offering insights about effective argumentative strategies used either to advance or obstruct human rights causes. more...

  • African Truth Commissions and Transitional Justiceby John Perry; T. Debey Sayndee

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 74.99

    Using an inductive methodology based on one key component of transitional justice?namely, truth commissions? African Truth Commissions and Transitional Justice attempts to place them within the context of other elements such as trials of human rights abusers, the strengths and weaknesses of amnesty, and the importance of memorialization. more...

  • After Violenceby Elin Skaar; Camila Gianella Malca; Trine Eide

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    After Violence : Transitional Justice, Peace, and Democracy  examines the effects of transitional justice on the development of peace and democracy. Anticipated contributions of transitional justice mechanisms are commonly stated in universal terms, with little regard for historically specific contexts. Yet a truth commission, for example, will... more...

  • Scales on Censorshipby Pat R. Scales; Rebecca T. Miller; Barbara A. Genco

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 18.99

    Scales on Censorship: Real Life Lessons from School Library Journal contains Pat R. Scales collected columns, all written in response to active book challenges or questions of intellectual freedom and library ethics. These columns have a ripped from the headlines immediacy even as they reflect the core values and policies of librarianship.... more...