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Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons in the Asia Pacific Region

by Angus Francis & Rowena Maguire

The chapters in this book explore the impact of recent shifts in global and regional power and the subsequent development and enforcement of international refugee protection standards in the Asia Pacific region....


Security, Emancipation and the Politics of Health: A New Theoretical Perspective

by João| Nunes

This book develops a new theoretical framework for the study of security issues and applies this to the case of health.

Building on the work of the 'Welsh School' of Security Studies, and drawing on contributions...


Democratization in the Muslim World: Changing Patterns of Authority and Power

by Frederic Volpi & Francesco Cavatorta

This book examines the role that political Islam plays in processes of democratization in the Muslim world, detailing the political processes that facilitate the collective learning of democratic ways of solving...


Global Obligations for the Right to Food

by George Kent

A child may be born into a poor country, but not a poor world. If global human rights are to be meaningful, they must be universal. Global Obligations for the Right to Food assesses the nature and depth of the...


International Human Rights Law: Returning to Universal Principles

by Mark Gibney

This clear and compelling book challenges the reader to rethink the entire basis for human rights, providing a vastly different vision of a way forward out of our current quagmire. Mark Gibney persuasively advocates...


Armed Drones and the Ethics of War: Military Virtue in a Post-Heroic Age

by Christian Enemark

This book assesses the ethical implications of using armed unmanned aerial vehicles ('hunter-killer drones') in contemporary conflicts.

The American way of war is trending away from the heroic and towards the...


Living with the UN: American Responsibilities and International Order

by Kenneth Anderson

International legal scholar Kenneth Anderson analyzes US-UN relations in each major aspect of the United Nations' work-security, human rights and universal values, and development-and offers workable, practical...


The Evolution of International Human Rights: Visions Seen

by Paul Gordon Lauren

Focusing on the theme of visions seen by those who dreamed of what might be, Lauren explores the dramatic transformation of a world patterned by centuries of human rights abuses into a global community that...


The Breakthrough: Human Rights in the 1970s

by Jan Eckel & Samuel Moyn

The Breakthrough is the first collection to examine key developments in both Western and non-Western engagement with human rights in the period between the 1960s and the 1980s.


Human Traffic and Transnational Crime: Eurasian and American Perspectives

by Louise Shelley, Sally Stoecker & Liudmila Erokhina

Human trafficking is a growing transnational criminal phenomenon_conservative estimates put the total number of persons trafficked annually at two million. In this first in-depth study of human trafficking in...


Children and International Human Rights Law: The Right of the Child to Be Heard

by Aisling Parkes

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 is one of the most highly ratified human rights treaties in the world, with 192 states currently signed up to it. Article Twelve is fundamental...


Thomas Paine on Liberty: Including Common Sense and Other Writings

by Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine is most famous for writing Common Sense, a pamphlet distributed during the American Revolution advocating for colonial America’s independence from Great Britain. Now, collected here in a beautiful...


Legitimizing Human Rights: Secular and Religious Perspectives

by Angus J.L. Menuge

When does the exercise of an interest constitute a human right? The contributors to Menuge’s edited collection offer a range of secular and religious responses to this fundamental question of the legitimacy...


Crimes Against Humanity: The Struggle for Global Justice

by Geoffrey Robertson

When it was first published in 1999, Crimes Against Humanity called for a radical shift from diplomacy to justice in international affairs. In vivid, non-legalese prose, leading human rights lawyer Geoffrey...


Stabilization Operations, Security and Development: States of Fragility

by Robert Muggah

This edited volume provides a critical overview of the new stabilization agenda in international relations.

The primary focus of so-called stability operations since 9/11 has been Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq....


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

Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonfiction 2014

by Karima Bennoune

With a new afterword. “Compelling, meticulously researched. Should be required reading.”—Washington Post In Lahore, Pakistan, Faizan Peerzada resisted being relegated to a “dark corner” by staging...


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...


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...