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Chinese Heroes

by Tom Rousseau

The Chinese political system has an intrinsic attractiveness, one amplified by recent Western media's depiction of a booming China and declining West. Whether such a system is sustainable long-term, however,...


Justice Belied

by Sébastien Chartrand & John Philpot

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 Darfur Refugees’ Plight

by Anna Praz

The Darfur crisis has left behind a profound legacy of displacement, with some 300,000 refugees camped on the Chadian side of the border and about 2 million displaced internally within Darfur. Despite a reduction...


Human Security, Changing States and Global Responses: Institutions and Practices

by Sangmin Bae & Makoto Maruyama

This book critically assesses the human security challenges faced by states, focusing on how and to what extent the state is influenced by global structures and operations.

Having grown rapidly since the 1990s,...


The Aporia of Rights: Explorations in Citizenship in the Era of Human Rights

by Anna Yeatman & Peg Birmingham

The Aporia of Rights is an exploration of the perplexities of human rights, and their inevitable and important intersection with the idea of citizenship. Written by political theorists and philosophers, essays...


A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity

by Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl Wudunn

An essential, galvanizing narrative about making a difference here and abroad—a road map to becoming the most effective global citizens we can be.

In their number one New York Times best seller Half the Sky,...


Masters of Mankind: Essays and Lectures, 1969-2013

by Noam Chomsky & Marcus Raskin

A brilliant indictment of US imperial power.


Comradely Greetings: The Prison Letters of Nadya and Slavoj

by Slavoj Žižek & Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

”We are the rebels asking for the storm, and believing that truth is only to be found in an endless search ... Two years of prison for Pussy Riot is our tribute to a destiny that gave us sharp ears, allowing...


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...


Victims of Terrorism: A Comparative and Interdisciplinary Study

by Orla Lynch & Javier Argomaniz

This book examines the politicisation of victims of terrorism and the reality of the victimisation experience within the broader field of terrorism and the resulting conflict.

Victims of terrorism are a unique...


Nonsense upon Stilts (Routledge Revivals): Bentham, Burke and Marx on the Rights of Man

by Jeremy Waldron

In Nonsense upon Stilts¸ first published in 1987, Waldron includes and discusses extracts from three classic critiques of the idea of natural rights embodied in the 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man and...


Business and Human Rights in South East Asia: Risk and the Regulatory Turn

by Mahdev Mohan & Cynthia Morel

Business and human rights has emerged as a distinct field within the corporate governance movement. The endorsement by the United Nations Human Rights Council of a new set of Guiding Principles for Business...


Pursuing Justice: Traditional and Contemporary Issues in Our Communities and the World

by Ralph Weisheit & Frank Morn

Pursuing Justice, Second Edition, examines the issue of justice by considering the origins of the idea, formal systems of justice, current global issues of justice, and ways in which justice might be achieved...


Exercising Human Rights: Gender, Agency and Practice

by Robin Redhead

Exercising Human Rights investigates why human rights are not universally empowering and why this damages people attempting to exercise rights. It takes a new approach in looking at humans as the subject of...


Assessing the Long-Term Impact of Truth Commissions: The Chilean Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Historical Perspective

by Anita Ferrara

In 1990, after the end of the Pinochet regime, the newly-elected democratic government of Chile established a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) to investigate and report on some of the worst human rights...


Declarations of Interdependence: A Legal Pluralist Approach to Indigenous Rights

by Kirsten Anker

This book takes up the postcolonial challenge for law and explains how the problems of legal recognition for Indigenous peoples are tied to an orthodox theory of law. The author focuses on prominent aspects...


The Politics of Conflict Economies: Miners, Merchants and Warriors in the African Borderland

by Morten Bøås

Conflict economies cannot be approached in isolation but must instead be contextualised socially and historically. These economies did not emerge in vacuum, but are part and parcel of the history of people and...


Human Rights and the Body: Hidden in Plain Sight

by Annabelle Mooney

This study brings research in linguistics and the way in which the body is written upon to bear on discourse on human rights and the body. Drawing on legal concepts and aspects of the law of human rights, the...


Trade, Food Security, and Human Rights: The Rules for International Trade in Agricultural Products and the Evolving World Food Crisis

by Ying Chen

The author argues here that there is no absolute food shortage and that distorted agricultural trade which undermines world food distribution is a vital and overlooked factor. The book looks at EU and US agricultural...


Irregular Migration and Human Security in East Asia

by Jiyoung Song & Alistair D. B. Cook

Across East Asia, intra-regional migration is more prevalent than inter-regional movements, and the region's diverse histories, geopolitics, economic development, ethnic communities, and natural environments...