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Human Rights and the Arts: Perspectives on Global Asia

by Lily Cho, Susan J. Henders, Van Nguyen-Marshall & Theodore W. Goossen et al. Lexington Books (October 23, 2014)

By shifting the discussion of human rights away from the binaries of cultural relativism and political sovereignty, this book moves toward a new understanding of human rights that takes account of the diverse...


Blood and Capital: The Paramilitarization of Colombia

by Jasmin Hristov Ohio University Press (July 31, 2014)

In Blood and Capital: The Paramilitarization of Colombia, Jasmin Hristov examines the complexities, dynamics, and contradictions of present-day armed conflict in Colombia. She conducts an in-depth inquiry into...


Justice Belied

by Sébastien Chartrand & John Philpot Baraka Books (October 03, 2014)

For the first time in a book, defence counsel, investigators, journalists, and academics pool their knowledge and experience to answer the burning questions. What has happened to the fundamental principles of...


The Responsibility to Protect in Darfur: The Role of Mass Media

by Abdel Salam Sidahmed, Walter C. Soderlund & Donald E. Briggs Lexington Books (February 15, 2010)

The Responsibility to Protect in Darfur traces the development of international intervention in domestic conflict, culminating in the concept of 'Responsibility to Protect' in 2001. The authors explain the background...


Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh

by Thomas Glave Akashic Books (July 16, 2013)

Concerns with human rights, political oppression, sexuality, race, and Jamaican culture thematically connect these essays.


Kissing the Sword: A Prison Memoir

by Shahrnush Parsipur & Sara Khalili The Feminist Press at CUNY (May 17, 2013)

An internationally acclaimed writer's harrowing tale of imprisonment in Iran.


Drawing Fire: Investigating the Accusations of Apartheid in Israel

by Benjamin Pogrund & Sir Harold Evans Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 10, 2014)

Pogrund examines the accusation that Israel is practicing apartheid and the motives of those who make it. A belief in Israel, combined with frank criticism, provides a balanced view of Israel’s strengths and...


Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security

by Todd Miller City Lights Publishers (March 24, 2014)

Fast-paced frontline reporting and analysis on the militaristic spread of US Border Patrol and the long-term consequences for free society.


A Call to Action

by Jimmy Carter Simon & Schuster (March 25, 2014)

In the highly acclaimed bestselling A Call to Action, President Jimmy Carter addresses the world’s most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: the ongoing discrimination and violence...


The Jimmy Carter Library

by Jimmy Carter Simon & Schuster (March 25, 2014)

This ebook boxed set includes the following: A Call to Action, Beyond the White House, Our Endangered Values, Palestine Peace Not Apartheid, We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land, The Nobel Peace Prize Lecture,...


Examining Human Rights Issues and the Democracy Project in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Theoretical Critique and Prospects for Progress in the Millennium

by E. Ike Udogu Lexington Books (March 06, 2014)

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...


The New Minorities of Europe: Social Cohesion in the European Union

by Michael Johns Lexington Books (February 21, 2014)

In The New Minorities of Europe: Social Cohesion in the European Union, Michael Johns looks to intra-EU migration as a way to analyze our understanding issues such as minorities, free movement, and rights. Tracing...


Historical Dictionary of Human Rights

by Jacques Fomerand Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 18, 2014)

This dictionary has more than 1000 cross-referenced entries on terminology, conventions, treaties, intergovernmental organizations in the United Nations family or regional bodies, and the constantly expanding...


The Subjection of Women

by John Stuart Mill Dover Publications (February 03, 2012)

This landmark in the struggle for human rights, written by the great English philosopher, argues for equality in all legal, political, social and domestic relations between men and women.


Rights of Man

by Thomas Paine Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

Highly influential statement of faith in democracy and egalitarianism helped pave the way for social security for workers, public employment for those in need of work, abolition of laws limiting wages, other...


The Life of Olaudah Equiano

by Olaudah Equiano Dover Publications (February 13, 2012)

The journey of an Igbo prince from captivity to freedom and literacy; his enslavement in the New World, service in the Seven Years War, voyages to the Arctic, other adventures.


On Liberty

by John Stuart Mill Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

Mill's eloquent 1859 treatise asks and answers provocative questions relating to the boundaries of social authority and individual sovereignty in a democratic society. Enduringly influential study.


Dying to Live: A Story of U.S. Immigration in an Age of Global Apartheid

by Joseph Nevins & Mizue Aizeki City Lights Publishers (December 15, 2013)

The real story--and human price--of US/Mexico border enforcement.


Global Obligations for the Right to Food

by George Kent Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 17, 2008)

A child may be born into a poor country, but not a poor world. If global human rights are to be meaningful, they must be universal. Global Obligations for the Right to Food assesses the nature and depth of the...


Human Traffic and Transnational Crime: Eurasian and American Perspectives

by Sally Stoecker, Louise Shelley, Stanislav Shamkov & Anna Repetskaia et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 28, 2004)

Human trafficking is a growing transnational criminal phenomenon_conservative estimates put the total number of persons trafficked annually at two million. In this first in-depth study of human trafficking in...


Witnessing Australian Stories: History, Testimony, and Memory in Contemporary Culture

by Kelly Jean Butler Transaction Publishers (June 30, 2013)

Drawing upon international scholarship on collective memory, public history, testimony, and witnessing, this book represents a cultural history of contemporary Australia. It examines the forms of witnessing...


Historical Dictionary of the Dirty Wars

by David Kohut & Olga Vilella Scarecrow Press (February 18, 2010)

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of 'The Dirty Wars' focuses on the period 1954-1990 in South America, when authoritarian regimes waged war on subversion, both real and imagined. This is done through...


Popular Mobilization and Empowerment in Georgia's Rose Revolution

by Kelli Hash-Gonzalez Lexington Books (October 18, 2012)

While other studies explain the Rose Revolution in terms of the contribution of the “power players,” Popular Mobilization and Empowerment in Georgia’s Rose Revolution, by Kelli Hash-Gonzalez, adds to our...


Confucianism, Democratization, and Human Rights in Taiwan

by Joel Fetzer & J Christopher Soper Lexington Books (October 15, 2012)

Based on elite interviews, survey research, and content analysis of legislative debates and public school textbooks, this study makes a much-needed empirical contribution to the largely theoretical debate about...


Advancing Democracy Abroad: Why We Should and How We Can

by Michael McFaul Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 16, 2009)

In Advancing Democracy Abroad, McFaul explains how democracy provides a more accountable system of government, greater economic prosperity, and better security compared with other systems of government. He then...


After the Taliban: Life and Security in Rural Afghanistan

by Neamatollah Nojumi, Dyan Mazurana & Elizabeth Stites Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 17, 2008)

Despite the fall of the Taliban, Afghanistan remains a country in dire need of strong international support. This fascinating and clearly written book mines a rich and unique array of data, which was collected...


Our Harsh Logic

by Breaking the Silence Henry Holt and Co. (September 18, 2012)

Israeli soldiers speak out for the first time about the truth of the Palestinian occupation, in "one of the most important books on Israel/Palestine in this generation" (The New York Review of Books)

The very...


The Favored Daughter

by Fawzia Koofi & Nadene Ghouri St. Martin's Press (January 03, 2012)

The nineteenth daughter of a local village leader in rural Afghanistan, Fawzia Koofi was left to die in the sun after birth by her mother. But she survived, and perseverance in the face of extreme hardship has...


Gringo Nightmare

by Eric Volz St. Martin's Press (April 27, 2010)

In the spirit of Midnight Express and Not Without My Daughter comes the harrowing true story of an American held in a Nicaraguan prison for a murder he didn't commit.

Eric Volz was in his late twenties in 2005...


Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa: Progress Amid Resistance

by Sanja Kelly & Julia Breslin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 16, 2010)

The 2010 edition provides a five-year retrospective review of improvements or setbacks made to women's rights in the MENA region. This unique survey, which combines quantitative ratings with a qualitative, narrative...


Sound the Trumpet: The United States and Human Rights Promotion

by Lawrence J. Haas Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 19, 2012)

In Sound the Trumpet, Lawrence J. Haas examines the effort by advance freedom and democracy around the world. Haas argues forcefully that, for all of our missed opportunities and tragic errors, the world is...


Helping Humanity: American Policy and Genocide Rescue

by Keith Pomakoy Lexington Books (March 04, 2011)

Helping Humanity: American Policy and Genocide Rescue offers a scholarly examination of America's complicated reactions to genocide and genocide rescue. It provides a synthesis of humanitarian concerns within...


Pussy Riot!: A Punk Prayer For Freedom

by Pussy Riot The Feminist Press at CUNY (September 25, 2012)

Letters from prison, songs, poems, and courtroom statements, plus tributes to the punk band that shook the world.


Roe v. Wade: The Untold Story of the Landmark Supreme Court Decision that Made Abortion Legal

by Marian Faux Cooper Square Press (December 12, 2000)

It is difficult to keep in mind that the era of illegal abortions ended only 27 years ago.


Civil Society in Malerkotla, Punjab: Fostering Resilience through Religion

by Karenjot Bhangoo Randhawa Lexington Books (July 25, 2012)

Civil Society in Malerkotla, Pubjab: Fostering Resilience through Religion by Karenjot Bhangoo Randhawa explores the direct role that religion plays in conflict and peace that has often been difficult to isolate....


We the People

by Erwin Chemerinsky Picador (November 13, 2018)

"This work will become the defining text on progressive constitutionalism — a parallel to Thomas Picketty’s contribution but for all who care deeply about constitutional law. Beautifully written and powerfully...


The Lady and the Peacock

by Peter Popham The Experiment (May 04, 2013)

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi—known to the world as an icon for democracy and nonviolent dissent in oppressed Burma, and to her followers as simply “The Lady”—has recently returned to international...


Critical Perspectives on Human Rights

by Birgit Schippers Rowman & Littlefield International (September 25, 2018)

Critical Perspectives on Human Rights provides cutting-edge interventions into contemporary s on rights, ethics and global justice. The chapters, written by leading scholars in the field, make a significant...


Realising Justice for Sex Workers

by Kathryn McGarry & Sharron A. FitzGerald Rowman & Littlefield International (August 16, 2018)

In the past two decades, feminist politics on prostitution has become more polarised and ideological. On the one hand, those on the radical spectrum of feminist politics have fought long and hard to criminalise...


Christianity and the Limits of Minority Acceptance in America

by J. E. Sumerau & Ryan T. Cragun Lexington Books (July 15, 2018)

This book explores the ways Christian women in college make sense of bisexual, transgender, polyamorous, and atheist others. Specifically, it explores the ways they express tolerance for some sexual groups,...


Journalism at risk

by Onur Andreotti, Nils Muižnieks, Tarlach McGonagle & Sejal Parmar et al. Council of Europe (September 30, 2015)

Is journalism under threat? Censorship, political pressure, intimidation, job insecurity and attacks on the protection of journalists’ sources - how can these threats be tackled?Journalism at Risk is a new...


Freedom of expression and defamation

by Tarlach McGonagle & Onur Andreotti Council of Europe (August 31, 2016)

Freedom of expression and defamation: where do we draw the line? Freedom of expression is a fundamental freedom, one of the cornerstones of democracy in Europe, enshrined in various key texts, including the...


Child Soldiers

by Dr. U C Jha VIJ Books (India) Pty Ltd (January 01, 2018)

As many as fifty non-state armed groups (NSAGs) in countries such as Afghanistan, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, India, Iraq, Israel, Palestine, Libya, Mali, Pakistan, the Philippines, Somalia,...


Black Women, Work, and Welfare in the Age of Globalization

by Sherrow O. Pinder Lexington Books (May 24, 2018)

Pinder explores how globalization has shaped, and continues to shape, the American economy, which impacts the welfare state in markedly new ways. In the United States, the transformation from a manufacturing...


Guide for the development and implementation of curricula for plurilingual and intercultural education

by Jean-Claude Beacco, Michael Byram, Marisa Cavalli & Daniel Coste et al. Council of Europe (July 31, 2016)

Understanding and experiencing the diversity of languages and cultures is both an aim of and a resource for quality education Plurilingual and intercultural education is a response to the needs and requirements...


Journalists under pressure

by Marilyn Clark & Anna Grech Council of Europe (February 28, 2017)

Freedom of expression is one of the basic conditions for the progress of society. Without safeguards for the safety of journalists there can be no free media. Journalists are under threat in Europe. Different...


Signposts - Policy and practice for teaching about religions and non-religious world views in intercultural education

by Robert Jackson Council of Europe (July 31, 2014)

How can the study of religions and non-religious world views contribute to intercultural education in schools in Europe? An important recommendation from the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (Recommendation...


Using Media for Social Innovation

by Aneta Podkalicka & Ellie Rennie Intellect (April 23, 2018)

Using media for social innovation is a critical roadmap for understanding and researching ‘social innovation media’. These media initiatives seek to find new solutions to seemingly intractable social problems...


Educating Refugee-background Students

by Shawna Shapiro, Raichle Farrelly & Mary Jane Curry Multilingual Matters (April 17, 2018)

This collection of empirical work offers an in-depth exploration of key issues in the education of adolescents and adults with refugee backgrounds residing in North America, Australia and Europe. These studies...


Digital citizenship education

by Divina Frau-Meigs, Brian O’Neill, Alessandro Soriani & Vitor Tomé Council of Europe (October 16, 2017)

Supporting children and young people to participate safely, effectively, critically and responsibly in a world filled with social media and digital technologies is a priority for educators the world over. Most...