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Reconstructing Human Rights

The Katangese Gendarmes and War in Central Africa: Fighting Their Way Home

by Erik Kennes & Miles Larmer

Erik Kennes and Miles Larmer provide a history of the Katangese gendarmes and their largely undocumented role in many of the most important political and military conflicts in Central Africa. Katanga, located...

Religious Freedom and Gay Rights

Tactical rape in war and conflict: International recognition and response

by Brenda Fitzpatrick

This is the first book to analyse the use of rape as a tactic of war and international progress away from tacit acceptance to active rejection of this violation of international law. Including powerful testimonies...

The Federalist Papers

by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton & John Jay

The Federalist Papers is a collection of 85 articles and essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay promoting the ratification of the United States Constitution. Seventy-seven were published...

Arabia Incognita: Dispatches from Yemen and the Gulf

by Sheila Carapico & MERIP

Yemen is an intriguing, strategically located country that is the perennial "poor relation" of the wealthy oil monarchies of the Arabian Peninsula and has been plagued by deadly conflict since early 2015. In...

Prison Break

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the 21st Century

by Gordon Brown (ed.)

The Global Citizenship Commission was convened, under the leadership of former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the auspices of NYU’s Global Institute for Advanced Study, to re-examine the spirit and...

Facets of Power: Politics, Profits and People in the Making of Zimbabwe'¿s Blood Diamonds

by Richard Saunders & Tinashe Nyamunda

The diamond fields of Chiadzwa, among the world’s largest sources of rough diamonds have been at the centre of struggles for power in Zimbabwe since their discovery in 2006. Against the backdrop of a turbulent...

The Last Supper: The Plight of Christians in Arab Lands

by Klaus Wivel & Mark Kline

A journey through the Middle East, investigating the often-overlooked plight of the beleaguered Christian minority living there.

The Socio-Political Practice of Human Rights: Between the Universal and the Particular

by Kiran Kaur Grewal

This book examines discourses of rights and practices of resistance in post-conflict societies, exploring the interaction between the international human rights framework and different actors seeking political...

Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World

by Timothy Garton Ash

Never in human history was there such a chance for freedom of expression. If we have Internet access, any one of us can publish almost anything we like and potentially reach an audience of millions. Never was...

The Little Book of Revolution:  A Distributive Strategy for Democracy

by David Akadjian, Maiez Mehdi & Mollie Brumm

The direction of change in the United States over the past 40-50 years has been decidedly in favor of wealthy individuals and corporate special-interest groups such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. These groups...

Defending Country: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Military Service Since 1945

by Noah Riseman & Richard Trembath

The role of Aboriginal servicemen and women has only recently been brought to the forefront of conversation about Australia's war history. This important book makes a key contribution to recording the role played...

Ethical Values and the Integrity of the Climate Change Regime

by Hugh Breakey & Vesselin Popovski

This book investigates the ethical values that inform the global carbon integrity system, and reflects on alternative norms that could or should do so. The global carbon integrity system comprises the emerging...

Indigenous Rights in Scandinavia: Autonomous Sami Law

by Christina Allard & Susann Funderud Skogvang

This book contributes to the international debate on Indigenous Peoples Law, containing both in-depth research of Scandinavian historical and legal contexts with respect to the Sami and demonstrating current...

Disability and Social Movements: Learning from Australian Experiences

by Rachel Carling-Jenkins

This book provides the reader with a ground-breaking understanding of disability and social movements. By describing how disability is philosophically, historically, and theoretically positioned, Carling-Jenkins...

Disability, Human Rights and the Limits of Humanitarianism

by Michael Gill & Cathy J. Schlund-Vials

Disability studies scholars and activists have long criticized and critiqued so-termed 'charitable' approaches to disability where the capitalization of individual disabled bodies to invoke pity are historically,...

Human Rights Treaties: Considering Patterns of Participation, 1948-2000

by Mark Sachleben

The book examines patterns of participation in human rights treaties. International relations theory is divided on what motivates states to participate in treaties, specifically human rights treaties. Instead...

ISIS, Iran and Israel: What You Need to Know about the Mideast Crisis and the Upcoming War

by Chris Mitchell

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns Iran is developing nuclear weapons not just to annihilate Israel but to destroy the West. U.S. Senator Tom Cotton tells us the Iran deal will lay "nuclear trip...