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Inclusive equality: A vision for social justice

by Witcher, Sally Policy Press (September 27, 2013)

In this ambitious, wide-ranging book, the author asks what it takes to create inclusive, cohesive societies, and formulates a vision for social justice as 'inclusive equality'.


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...


REPARATIONS

by Collective Diasporas noires (September 29, 2020)

COLLECTIVE INTERNATIONAL BOOK. The fight initiated by MIR and many others must now be raised, intensified and federated at the international level. This is why, in partnership with DIASPORAS NOIRES EDITIONS,...


The Pink Line

by Mark Gevisser Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 27, 2020)

"[Mark] Gevisser is clear-eyed and wise enough to have a sharp sense of how tough the struggle has been, and how hard it will be now for those who have not succeeded in finding shelter from prejudice." --Colm...


The Favored Daughter

by Fawzia Koofi & Nadene Ghouri St. Martin's Press (January 02, 2012)

Koofi's New York Times bestseller, The Favored Daughter, is the true and inspiring story of how one Afghani woman overcame poverty and prejudice to become the first female speaker of the Afghani Parliament and...


Saving Free Speech ... from Itself

by Thane Rosenbaum & Bret Stephens Blackstone Publishing (June 16, 2020)

Saving Free Speech ... from Itself sets the tone for the fractious discussion of how the First Amendment should be interpreted in today's society and how the free speech aspect of it should not be weaponized...


Shall Not Be Infringed

by David A. Keene & Thomas L. Mason Skyhorse (October 04, 2016)

Shall Not be Infringed: The New Assaults on Your Second Amendment is a history of the relatively short gun control debate in America and a revealing description of how those hostile to the Second Amendment use...


The Bill of Rights Primer

by Akhil Reed Amar & Les Adams Skyhorse (July 01, 2013)

Many Americans reference the Bill of Rights, a document that represents many of the freedoms that define the United States. Who doesn't know about the First Amendment's freedom of religion or Second Amendment's...


For Whom the Dogs Spy

by Raymond A. Joseph Arcade (January 06, 2015)

When the 2010 earthquake struck Haiti, Raymond Joseph, the former Haitian ambassador to the United States, found himself rushing back to his beloved country. The earthquake ignited a passion in Joseph, inspiring...


Red Sorrow

by Nanchu Arcade (March 08, 2012)

At the outbreak of the Cultural Revolution, 13-year-old Nanchu watched Red Guards destroy her home and torture her parents, whom they jailed. She was left to fend for herself and her younger brother. When she...


Letters to America

by Tom Blair & Tom Brokaw Skyhorse (November 10, 2015)

Letters to America was written to energize Americans at a time of economic stress and self-doubt. By reading of the sacrifices the previous American generations - that often endured everyday hardships beyond...


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...