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Purpose, functions, and relations of the state

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  • Democracy in a Global Worldby Deen K. Chatterjee

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 35.00

    The chapters in this volume deal with timely issues regarding democracy in theory and in practice in today's globalized world. Authored by leading political philosophers of our time, they appear here for the first time. The essays challenge and defend assumptions about the role of democracy as a viable political and legal institution in response to... more...

  • Universal Human Rightsby David A. Reidy; Mortimer N. S. Sellers; Larry May; Kenneth Henley; Alistair Macleod; Rex Martin; David Duquette; Lucinda Peach; Helen Stacy; William Nelson; Steven Lee; Stephen Nathanson; Jonathan Schonsheck

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 39.00

    Universal Human Rights brings new clarity to the important and highly contested concept of universal human rights. This collection of essays explores the foundations of universal human rights in four sections devoted to their nature, application, enforcement, and limits, concluding that shared rights help to constitute a universal human community,... more...

  • The Healing of Nationsby Mark R. Amstutz

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 43.50

    How does one forgive an international political transgression as deep as genocide or apartheid? Forgiveness is often conceived of as an element of personal morality, and even at that it is difficult. This book argues that it is also an essential part of political ethics, especially when dealing with collective wrongdoing by political regimes. In the... more...

  • International Human Rights in the 21st Centuryby Lyons; Mayall

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 38.00

    The Universal Declaration for Human Rights was approved in 1948 and yet more than fifty years later some human rights--especially the rights of groups such as women, minorities, and indigenous peoples--continue to be at risk. This book examines recent humanitarian catastrophes involving such groups and suggests how the society of states may develop... more...

  • Moral Rights and Political Freedomby Tara Smith

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1995; US$ 38.00

    Seeking a way out of today's bewildering rush of rights claims, Tara Smith's Moral Rights and Political Freedom offers a systematic account of the nature and foundations of rights. The book carefully elucidates what political freedom is and demonstrates why it should be protected by rights. Smith's thesis is that rights are teleological: respect for... more...

  • A Scriptural Sculpture of Knowledgesby Serge Ntamack

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 22.80

    This book is a scriptural sculpture of how the physical dimensions of the earth ñbuilt and natural ñ and antecedents of history structure knowledges and the physical containers ñ human and non-human ñ that embody those knowledges. The book deals with universalisms grounded on African experiences and perspectives. A key theme is... more...

  • Conserving Libertyby Mark Blitz

    Hoover Institution Press 2013; US$ 4.99

    Mark Blitz defends the principles of American conservatism, countering many of the narrow or mistaken views that have arisen from both its friends and its foes. He asserts that individual liberty is the most powerful, reliable, and true standpoint from which to clarify and secure conservatism—but that individual freedom alone cannot produce happiness.... more...

  • Never a Matter of Indifferenceby Peter Berkowitz

    Hoover Institution Press 2003; US$ 4.99

    The contributors reveal how public policy in the United States has weakened the institutions of civil society that play a critical role in forming and sustaining the qualities of mind and character crucial to democratic self-government. The authors show what can be done, consistent with the principles of a free society, to establish a healthier relationship... more...

  • Varieties of Conservatism in Americaby Peter Berkowitz

    Hoover Institution Press 2013; US$ 4.99

    This book examines the questions that divide conservatives today and reveals the variety of answers put forward by classical conservatives, libertarians, and neoconservatives. The contributors—drawn from varied professional backgrounds—each bring a distinctive voice to bear, reinforcing the book's basic notion that conservatism in America represents... more...

  • More Liberty Means Less Governmentby Walter E. Williams

    Hoover Institution Press 2013; US$ 5.99

    In this collection of thoughtful, hard-hitting essays, Walter E. Williams once again takes on the left wing's most sacred cows with provocative insights, brutal candor, and an uncompromising reverence for personal liberty and the principles laid out in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution. more...