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Security, Technology and Global Politics: Thinking with Virilio

by Mark Lacy

This book analyses some of the key problems explored in Paul Virilio's theorising on war and security.

Paul Virilio has developed a provocative series of writings on how modern societies have shaped the acceleration...


Human Rights and the Hollow State

by Helen J. Delfeld

The book investigates the beliefs about governance that determine that state structures are the most appropriate venue for international human rights actors and activists to operate. Helen Delfeld argues that...


Equality in Asia-Pacific: Reality or a Contradiction in Terms?

by Phil C.W. Chan

In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, stating every human being's right of equality in dignity and right. However, notwithstanding recognition by...


The Subjection of Women

by John Stuart Mill

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

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

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

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.


War, Conflict and Human Rights: Theory and practice

by Chandra Lekha Sriram, Olga Martin-Ortega & Johanna Herman

War, Conflict and Human Rights is an innovative, interdisciplinary textbook combining aspects of law, politics, and conflict analysis to examine the relationship between human rights and armed conflict.

This...


A Dictionary of Human Rights

by David Robertson

This reference work reflects the growing international concern over human rights. It provides explanations of the terminology, issues, organizations and laws surrounding this emotive subject. A Dictionary of...


Abortion: The Ultimate Exploitation of Women

by Brian E. Fisher

Abortion: The Ultimate Exploitation of Women unwinds the cultural myth that abortion empowers women. Not only are men responsible for promoting and legalizing abortion in America, they are the key beneficiaries....


Responsibility to Protect and Sovereignty

by Charles Sampford & Ramesh Thakur

The responsibility to protect ('R2P') principle articulates the obligations of the international community to prevent conflict occurring, to intervene in conflicts, and to assist in rebuilding after conflicts....


Dying to Live: A Story of U.S. Immigration in an Age of Global Apartheid

by Joseph Nevins & Mizue Aizeki

The real story--and human price--of US/Mexico border enforcement.


Preemption: A Knife That Cuts Both Ways

by Alan M. Dershowitz

“A path-breaking must-read for government leaders, strategists, and all concerned Americans.”—General Wesley K. Clark In Preemption one of our nation’s foremost legal scholars puts forward a controversial...


Price of Honor: Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World

by Jan Goodwin

In recent years, the expanding movement of militant Islam has changed the way millions think, behave, dress, and live, but nowhere has its impact been more powerfully felt than in its dramatic, often devastating...


Immigration, Integration and the Law: The Intersection of Domestic, EU and International Legal Regimes

by Clíodhna Murphy

This book examines the role and impact of EU, international human rights and refugee law on national laws and policies for integration and argues for a broad understanding of the relationship between integration...


Towards a Surveillant Society: The Rise of Surveillance Systems in Europe

by Thomas Mathiesen

A most timely publication in view of current concerns about snooping. Thomas Mathiesen describes how the major databases of Europe have become interlinked and accessible to diverse organizations and third States;...


Reframing the Intercultural Dialogue on Human Rights: A Philosophical Approach

by Jeffrey Flynn

In this book, Flynn stresses the vital role of intercultural dialogue in developing a non-ethnocentric conception of human rights. He argues that Jürgen Habermas's discourse theory provides both the best framework...


Migrants and the Courts: A Century of Trial and Error?

by Geoffrey Care

Written in a lively and engaging style from the perspective of a leading immigration judge, this book examines how states resolve disputes with migrants. The chapters reflect on changes in the laws and rules...


Kantian Theory and Human Rights

by Andreas Follesdal & Reidar Maliks

Human rights and the courts and tribunals that protect them are increasingly part of our moral, legal, and political circumstances. The growing salience of human rights has recently brought the question of their...


Reconstructing Social Justice

by Lauretta Conklin Frederking

The rhetoric of social justice is commonplace but increasingly it means little more than a tag line or a punctuation point. Reconstructing Social Justice presents a new framework for social justice that will...