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Telling It Straight

by Marina Mahathir

An outspoken commentator on Malaysia's social and political affairs, Marina Mahathir takes on the issues, ideas and institutions of the day in her latest book, Telling it Straight. She highlights unpalatable...


The Favored Daughter

by Fawzia Koofi & Nadene Ghouri

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...


The Church and Religious Persecution

by Kevin R. den Dulk & Robert J. Joustra

Religious persecution is on the rise. Daily news stories and social science research chronicle the suffering of Christians and those of other faiths at the hands of both governments and private citizens. Yet,...


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,...


Refugees and the Myth of Human Rights: Life Outside the Pale of the Law

by Emma Larking

Most Western liberal democracies are parties to the United Nations Refugees Convention and all are committed to the recognition of basic human rights, but they also spend billions fortifying their borders, detaining...


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...


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,...


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...


Guantanamo's Child: The Untold Story of Omar Khadr

by Michelle Shephard

A prize-winning journalist tells the troubling story of Canadian Omar Khadr, who has spent a quarter of his life growing up in Guantanamo Bay.

Khadr was captured in Afghanistan in July 2002 at the age of 15....


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...


Business and Human Rights in Southeast 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...


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,...


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...


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...


Routledge Handbook of Global Health Security

by Simon Rushton & Jeremy Youde

This new Handbook presents an overview of cutting-edge research in the growing field of global health security.

Over the past decade, the study of global health and its interconnection with security has become...


The Right to Equality in European Human Rights Law: The Quest for Substance in the Jurisprudence of the European Courts

by Charilaos Nikolaidis

A right to equality and non-discrimination is widely seen as fundamental in democratic legal systems. But failure to identify the human interest that equality aims to uphold reinforces the argument of those...