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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...


Human Rights Under African Constitutions: Realizing the Promise for Ourselves

by Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im University of Pennsylvania Press (October 09, 2013)

Combining theoretical rigor with solid empirical research, Human Rights Under African Constitutions makes an important contribution for scholars and students of political science, African studies, and postcolonial...


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...


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...


The Evolution of International Human Rights: Visions Seen

by Paul Gordon Lauren University of Pennsylvania Press (August 22, 2013)

Focusing on the theme of visions seen by those who dreamed of what might be, Lauren explores the dramatic transformation of a world patterned by centuries of human rights abuses into a global community that...


Human Traffic and Transnational Crime: Eurasian and American Perspectives

by Louise Shelley, Sally Stoecker, 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...


Thomas Paine on Liberty

by Thomas Paine Skyhorse (February 01, 2011)

Thomas Paine is most famous for writing Common Sense, a pamphlet distributed during the American Revolution advocating for colonial America’s independence from Great Britain. Now, collected here in a beautiful...


The Phenomenon of Torture: Readings and Commentary

by William F. Schulz & Juan E. Méndez University of Pennsylvania Press (July 17, 2013)

Torture is the most widespread human rights crime in the modern world, practiced in more than one hundred countries, including the United States. How could something so brutal, almost unthinkable, be so prevalent?...


Human Rights: A Political and Cultural Critique

by Makau Mutua University of Pennsylvania Press (July 03, 2013)

Human Rights: A Political and Cultural Critique provides a bracing and controversial analysis of the scope of human rights and lays the groundwork for a multicultural and more universal understanding of these...


Ethnonationalist Conflict in Postcommunist States: Varieties of Governance in Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Kosovo

by Maria Koinova University of Pennsylvania Press (July 01, 2013)

Tracing the development of informally institutionalized conflict dynamics in Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Kosovo, Maria Koinova analyzes why some conflicts were resolved with minimal violence after the end of communism...


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...


Human Rights and the Negotiation of American Power

by Glenn Mitoma University of Pennsylvania Press (April 09, 2013)

Through careful archival research, Glenn Mitoma reveals how the U.S. government, key civil society groups, Cold War politics, and specific individuals led to America's emergence in the twentieth century as an...


Creating Human Rights: How Noncitizens Made Sex Persecution Matter to the World

by Lisa S. Alfredson University of Pennsylvania Press (March 26, 2013)

The first in-depth study of a novel women's refugee movement and its challenge, as an international trigger case, to traditional conceptions of human rights. It illuminates keys to the movement's success, including,...


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...


Everyday Occupations: Experiencing Militarism in South Asia and the Middle East

by Kamala Visweswaran University of Pennsylvania Press (March 16, 2013)

Everyday Occupations engages visual culture and the ethnography of space, satire and parody, poetry and political critique to examine militarization as it is wielded as a cultural and political tool, and as...


Clan Cleansing in Somalia: The Ruinous Legacy of 1991

by Lidwien Kapteijns University of Pennsylvania Press (December 18, 2012)

Clan Cleansing in Somalia deals with the transformative violence that helped cause the collapse of the Somali state in 1991. Kapteijns argues that public acknowledgment of the clan cleansing of this period is...


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...


African Constitutionalism and the Role of Islam

by Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im University of Pennsylvania Press (November 24, 2010)

Constitutionalism is becoming the prevalent form of governance in Africa. But how does constitutionalism deal with the lingering effects of colonialism? And how does constitutional law deal with Islamic principles...


Human Rights in Our Own Backyard: Injustice and Resistance in the United States

by William T. Armaline, Davita Silfen Glasberg & Bandana Purkayastha University of Pennsylvania Press (September 28, 2011)

Human Rights in Our Own Backyard focuses on the state of human rights and responses to human rights issues in the United States, drawing on sociological literature and perspectives to interrogate assumptions...


Universal Human Rights and Extraterritorial Obligations

by Mark Gibney & Sigrun Skogly University of Pennsylvania Press (July 03, 2012)

In the face of globalization, the fundamental principles governing international law are changing dramatically. This book examines both the international and domestic foundations of human rights law and addresses...


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...


Dignity Rights: Courts, Constitutions, and the Worth of the Human Person

by Erin Daly & Aharon Barak University of Pennsylvania Press (October 29, 2012)

With cases from around the world on a wide range of subjects including prison conditions, employment, sexuality, reputation, and death, this ground-breaking book examines how judicial interpretations of dignity...


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...


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.


The Brazilian Truth Commission

by Nina Schneider Berghahn Books (May 01, 2019)

Bringing together some of the world’s leading scholars, practitioners, and human rights activists, this groundbreaking volume provides the first systematic analysis of the 2012–2014 Brazilian National Truth...


Justice Unbound

by Patrizia Longo Rowman & Littlefield International (December 17, 2018)

Introductions to political philosophy/theory mostly exclude discussions of race, and anthologies of political theory and philosophy cover readings from the ancient Greeks to contemporary theorists but without...


Are We Done Fighting?

by Matthew Legge & George Lakey New Society Publishers (May 28, 2019)

Spread the skills of peacebuilding in your community as an antidote to the politics of hate and division

Unfounded beliefs and hateful political and social divisions that can cascade into violence are threatening...


Twentieth Century Forcible Child Transfers

by Ruth Amir Lexington Books (November 27, 2018)

The current surge of displaced and trafficked children, child soldiers, and child refugees rekindles the virtually dead letter of the Genocide Convention prohibition on transferring children of one group to...


538 Ways to Live, Work, and Play Like a Liberal

by Justin Krebs Skyhorse (July 01, 2010)

There are hundreds of ways to lead a more environmentally friendly, socially conscious, and liberally minded life—ways that can even be enjoyable. What readers will find in this friendly inclusive book are...


Generation Change

by Melissa Bolton-Klinger & Jayan Kalathil Skyhorse (November 01, 2009)

On November 4, 2008, the world entered a new era as Barack Obama was elected 44th president of the United States of America. With this momentous occasion, a new generation of foot soldiers was mobilized, ready...