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The Phenomenon of Torture: Readings and Commentary

by William F. Schulz & Juan E. Méndez

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?...


Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism

by Karima Bennoune

Eye-opening accounts of heroic resistance to religious extremism. In Lahore, Pakistan, Faizan Peerzada resisted being relegated to a “dark corner” by staging a performing arts festival despite bomb attacks....


Human Rights: A Political and Cultural Critique

by Makau Mutua

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...


Death of An Idealist: In Search of Neil Aggett

by Beverley Naidoo

Death of an Idealist is the biography of Neil Aggett, the only white person to die while being held in custody by South Africa’s apartheid security police. A medical doctor who worked most of the week as an...


Ethnonationalist Conflict in Postcommunist States: Varieties of Governance in Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Kosovo

by Maria Koinova

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...


"Can We All Get Along?": Racial and Ethnic Minorities in American Politics

by Paula D. McClain & Joseph Stewart Jr.

An updated edition of this best-selling textbook, which combines traditional elements of political science analysis with a thoroughgoing survey of the political status of Blacks, Latinos, Asian Americans, and...


Global Justice, Kant and the Responsibility to Protect: A Provisional Duty

by Heather M. Roff

This book provides an innovative contribution to the study of the Responsibility to Protect and Kantian political theory.

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine has been heralded as the new international...


On the Bridge of Goodbye: The Story of South Africa's discarded San Soldiers

by David Robbins

Set against the southern African canvas of war and upheaval, On the Bridge of Goodbye tells the story of the famous San (Bushman) soldiers who fought first for the Portuguese in Angola, and then for South Africa...


Witnessing Australian Stories: History, Testimony, and Memory in Contemporary Culture

by Kelly Jean Butler

This book examines the forms of witnessing that dominated Australian public culture at the turn of the millennium. The phenomenon of witnessing became crucial, not only to the recognition and reparation of past...


In Black & White - Australians All at the Crossroads

by Professor Rhonda Craven, Dr Anthony Dillon & Nigel Parbury

"I look forward to the success of this important work; to seeing it in our schools, in our libraries and to see its impact on the thoughts and processes of governments, their departments and other relevant organisations....


Liberty in the Age of Terror: A Defence of Civil Liberties and Enlightenment Values

by A.C. Grayling

An impassioned defence of the civil liberties and the rule of law in the face of increasing pressure for ever greater 'security'


Genocide and Mass Atrocities in Asia: Legacies and Prevention

by Deborah Mayersen & Annie Pohlman

The twentieth century has been labelled the 'century of genocide', and according to estimates, more than 250 million civilians were victims of genocide and mass atrocities during this period. This book provides...


Fleeing Homophobia: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Asylum

by Thomas Spijkerboer

Each year, thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) asylum seekers apply for asylum in EU Member States.This book considers the position of LGBTI asylum seekers in European asylum...


The New York Review Abroad: Fifty Years of International Reportage

by Robert B. Silvers & Ian Buruma

For the past fifty years, The New York Review of Books has covered virtually every international revolution and movement of consequence by dispatching the world’s most brilliant writers to write eyewitness...


Understanding U.S. Human Rights Policy: A Paradoxical Legacy

by Clair Apodaca

This book provides a comprehensive historical overview and analysis of the complex and often vexing problem of understanding the formation of US human rights policy over the past thirty-five years.


Autonomy and Ethnic Conflict in South and South-East Asia

by Rajat Ganguly

This book uses empirical evidence from various case studies to examine the relationship between territorial and regional autonomy, the nation-state and ethnic conflict resolution in South and South-East Asia....


Under Two Dictators: Prisoner of Stalin and Hitler

by Nikolaus Wachsmann & Margarete Buber-Neumann

This book is a unique account by a survivor of both the Soviet and Nazi concentration camps: its author, Margarete Buber-Neumann, was a loyal member of the German Communist party. From 1935 she and her second...


Grave injustice: Unearthing Wrongful Executions

by Richard A. Stack

On September 21, 2011, the controversial execution of Georgia inmate Troy Davis, who spent twenty years on death row for a crime he most likely did not commit, revealed the complexity of death penalty trials,...


Globalization of Law and Human Rights: From Norms to Fulfillment

by Alison Brysk

How does the globalization of law, the emergence of multiple and shifting venues of legal accountability, enhance or evade the fulfillment of international human rights? Alison Brysk's edited volume aims to...


Global Human Rights Institutions

by Gerd Oberleitner

The range of global human rights institutions which have been created over the past half century is a remarkable achievement. Yet, their establishment and proliferation raises important questions. Why do states...