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  • Cultures of Controlby Miriam R. Levin

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 68.95

    This collection of essays explores the history of control by looking at a variety of cultural forms, practices, and beliefs. These ideas are examined critically, not only in the light of the possibilities which control technologies seem to offer for resolving human problems, but also the contradictory moral, political, and economic consequences they... more...

  • Social Development, Social Inequalities, and Social Justiceby Cecilia Wainryb; Judith G. Smetana; Elliot Turiel

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This volume considers previously separate bodies of research on social justice, social equality, and social development. Eminent scholars from a variety of disciplines discuss the latest research to help us understand the relation between social inequalities and social development. In so doing, the book documents the powerful ways that social inequalities... more...

  • (Mis)recognition, Social Inequality and Social Justiceby Terry Lovell

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Nancy Fraser?s work provides a theory of justice from multiple perspectives which has created a powerful frame for the analysis of political, moral and pragmatic dilemmas in an era of global capitalism and cultural pluralism. It has been developed through dialogue with key contemporary thinkers, including an extended critical exchange with Axel Honneth... more...

  • Living With the Dragonby Daryl Koehn

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 43.95

    The book consists of a short introduction to the significance of unintended consequences and four chapters. The first chapter develops a typology of unintended consequences and distinguishes them from historical contingencies. The second chapter analyzes three types of causes of such consequences: worldly, practical and psychological causes. The third... more...

  • Making People Behaveby Elizabeth Burney

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    'Anti-social behaviour' has become a label attached to a huge range of nuisance and petty crime, and rarely out of the headlines as tackling this problem has become a central part of the British government's crime control policy. At the same time 'anti-social behaviour' has provided the lever for control mechanisms ranging from the draconian to the... more...

  • Why the Middle Ages Matterby Celia Chazelle; Simon Doubleday; Felice Lifshitz; Amy G. Remensnyder

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    The word "medieval" is often used in a negative way when talking about contemporary issues. Why the Middle Ages Matter refreshes our thinking about this historical era, and our own, by looking at some pressing concerns from today?s world, asking how these issues were really handled in the medieval period, and showing why the past matters now. The... more...

  • The Routledge International Handbook of Social Justiceby Michael Reisch

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 225.00

    In a world where genocide, hunger, poverty, war, and disease persist and where richer nations often fail to act to address these problems or act too late, a prerequisite to achieving even modest social justice goals is to clarify the meaning of competing discourses on the concept. Throughout history, calls for social justice have been used to rationalize... more...

  • Nanny Stateby David Harsanyi

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 24.95

    When did we lose our right to be lazy, unhealthy, and politically incorrect? Move over Big Brother! An insidious new group has inserted itself into American politics. They are the nannies?not the stroller-pushing set but an invasive band of do-gooders who are subtly and steadily stripping us of our liberties, robbing us of the inalienable right to... more...

  • The Divideby Matt Taibbi

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2014; US$ 24.99

    In The Divide , Matt Taibbi ? the scourge of America?s financial plutocrats ? takes on his most important story yet. Written with forensic zeal and righteous rage, this is an exploration of an unprecedented wealth gap that is not just changing the US?s economic life, but transforming the meaning of rights, justice, and basic citizenship. The wealthy... more...

  • The Quest for Cosmic Justiceby Thomas Sowell

    Free Press 2001; US$ 16.00

    This book is about the great moral issues underlying many of the headline-making political controversies of our times. It is not a comforting book but a book about disturbing and dangerous trends. The Quest for Cosmic Justice shows how confused conceptions of justice end up promoting injustice, how confused conceptions of equality end up promoting... more...