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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...


No Place for a War Baby: The Global Politics of Children born of Wartime Sexual Violence

by Donna Seto

Donna Seto investigates why children born of wartime sexual violence are rarely included in post-conflict processes of reconciliation and recovery. In considering this, Seto examines how the theories and practices...


Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control

by Medea Benjamin & Barbara Ehrenreich

Drone Warfare is the first comprehensive analysis of one of the fastest growing—and most secretive—fronts in global conflict: the rise of robot warfare. In 2000, the Pentagon had fewer than fifty aerial...


Political Economy of Statebuilding: Power After Peace

by Mats Berdal & Dominik Zaum

This volume examines and evaluates the impact of international statebuilding interventions on the political economy of conflict-affected countries over the past 20 years. It focuses on countries that are emerging,...


Conflict Resolution and Human Need

by Kevin Avruch & Christopher Mitchell

This edited volume examines Basic Human Needs theory and interactive problem solving, looking at recent developments in thinking about both and how these might affect peacebuilding in contemporary conflicts...


Human Rights and the Negotiation of American Power

by Glenn Mitoma

Through careful archival research, Glenn Mitoma reveals how the U.S. government, key civil society groups, Cold War politics, and specific individuals led to America's emergence in the twentieth century as an...


Crimes of the Holocaust: The Law Confronts Hard Cases

by Stephan Landsman

Landsman discusses the difficulties inherent in prosecuting crimes against humanity, from the Eichmann trial to Milosevic.


New Agendas in Statebuilding: Hybridity, Contingency and History

by Robert Egnell & Peter Haldén

This volume connects the study of statebuilding to broader aspects of social theory and the historical study of the state, bringing forth new questions and starting-points, both academically and practically,...


The Promise and Perils of Transnationalisation: Ngo Activism and the Socialisation of Women S Human Rights in Egypt and Iran

by Benjamin Stachursky

To date, most constructivist international relations studies have characterized the influence of transnationalism on domestic forms of activism as uniformly positive. In particular, transnational interactions...


Creating Human Rights: How Noncitizens Made Sex Persecution Matter to the World

by Lisa S. Alfredson

The first in-depth study of a novel women's refugee movement and its challenge, as an international trigger case, to traditional conceptions of human rights. It illuminates keys to the movement's success, including,...


Integrating Human Rights Into Development, Second Edition: Donor Approaches, Experiences, and Challenges

by OECD & World Bank

The past two decades have witnessed a convergence between human rights and development, particularly at the level of international political statements and policy commitments. This phenomenon is captured in...


Historical Dictionary of the Dirty Wars

by David Kohut & Olga Vilella

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of 'The Dirty Wars' focuses on the period 1954-1990 in South America, when authoritarian regimes waged war on subversion, both real and imagined. This is done through...


Everyday Occupations: Experiencing Militarism in South Asia and the Middle East

by Kamala Visweswaran

Everyday Occupations engages visual culture and the ethnography of space, satire and parody, poetry and political critique to examine militarization as it is wielded as a cultural and political tool, and as...


Activating Human Rights and Peace: Theories, Practices and Contexts

by GOH Bee Chen & Baden Offord

Using a diverse cross-section of case studies, Activating Human Rights and Peace argues that we need to appreciate that cultivating a human rights and peace consciousness is choice-less. There is a moral imperative...


In Sensible Judgement

by Max Deutscher

Opening with the landmark Mabo High Court case in Australia and with detailed reference to other significant debates of judgement of the twentieth century Max Deutscher seeks to explore and explain approaches...


The Ashgate Research Companion to Migration Law, Theory and Policy

by Satvinder S. Juss

The Ashgate Research Companion to Migration Law, Theory and Policy complements the already successful Ashgate series Law & Migration. The purpose of this Companion is to augment that series, by taking stock...