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xv, 174 pages ; 23 cm
  • Reminiscences
  • Robert Nisbet : conservative sociologist
  • Defining right and left
  • The problem of historical connections
  • Liberal democracy as a God term
  • Origins of the state
  • Reexamining the conservative legacy
  • Whig history revisited
  • The European Union election, 2014
  • The English Constitution reconsidered
  • Redefining classes
  • Did Mussolini have a Pope?
  • Heidegger and Strauss : a comparative study
  • Explaining Trump.
Paul Gottfried's critical engagement with political correctness is well known. The essays in Revisions and Dissents focus on a range of topics in European intellectual and political history, social theory, and the history of modern political movements. With subjects as varied as Robert Nisbet, Whig history, the European Union election of 2014, and Donald Trump, the essays are tied together by their strenuous confrontation with historians and journalists whose claims about the past no longer receive critical scrutiny. According to Gottfried, successful writers on historical topics take advantage of political orthodoxy and/or widespread ignorance to present questionable platitudes as self-evident historical judgments. New research ceases to be of importance in determining accepted interpretations. What remains decisive, Gottfried maintains, is whether the favored view fits the political and emotional needs of what he calls "verbalizing elites." In this highly politicized age, Gottfried argues, it is necessary to re-examine these prevalent interpretations of the past. He does so in this engaging volume, which will appeal to general readers interested in political and intellectual history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780875807621 20170522
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xii, 243 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Norm setting in international law and human rights
  • The process of standing setting in human rights
  • The multiplication of actors
  • The role of NGOs in the creation of norms
  • The question of deficits
  • New and emerging standards
  • A normative critique of human rights.
Green Library
x, 366 pages ; 25 cm
The American conservative movement as we know it faces an existential crisis as the nation's demographics shift away from its core constituents-older white middle-class Christians. It is the Americanconservatism that we don't know that concerns George Hawley in this book. During its ascendancy, leaders within the conservative establishment have energetically policed the movement's boundaries, effectively keeping alternative versions of conservatism out of view. Returning those neglected voices to the story, Right-Wing Critics of American Conservatism offers a more complete, complex, and nuanced account of the American right in all its dissonance in history and in our day. The right-wing intellectual movements considered here differ both from mainstream conservatism and from each other when it comes to fundamental premises, such as the value of equality, the proper roleof the state, the importance of free markets, the place of religion in politics, and attitudes toward race. In clear and dispassionate terms, Hawley examines localists who exhibit equal skepticism toward big business and big government, paleoconservatives who look to the distant past for guidance and wish to turn back the clock, radical libertarians who are not content to be junior partners in the conservative movement, and various strains of white supremacy and theradical right in America. In the Internet age, where access is no longer determined by the select few, the independent right has far greater opportunitiesto make its many voices heard. This timely work puts those voices into context and historical perspective, clarifying our understanding of the American right-past, present, and future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780700621934 20160619
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61 pages ; 20 cm.
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63 pages ; 20 cm.
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xxvi, 215 pages ; 24 cm.
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63 pages ; 20 cm.
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57 pages ; 20 cm.
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viii, 128 pages ; 30 cm
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xiii, 322 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Introduction : the rhetorical lives of Cold War maps
  • Iron albatross : air-age globalism and the bird's-eye view of American internationalism
  • One world or two? : mapping a new foreign policy in the transition to Cold War
  • Images of commitment and evidentiary weapons : maps and the visual construction of the Soviet Union
  • Framing the Third World : American visions of "the South" and the cartography of development
  • The end of cartography : state control and radical change in the nuclear geopolitics of the second Cold War
  • Conclusion : from globalism to globalization: the afterlives of Cold War maps.
In this fascinating history of Cold War cartography, Timothy Barney considers maps as central to the articulation of ideological tensions between American national interests and international aspirations. Barney argues that the borders, scales, projections, and other conventions of maps prescribed and constrained the means by which foreign policy elites, popular audiences, and social activists navigated conflicts between North and South, East and West. Maps also influenced how identities were formed in a world both shrunk by advancing technologies and marked by expanding and shifting geopolitical alliances and fissures. Pointing to the necessity of how politics and values were "spatialized" in recent U.S. history, Barney argues that Cold War-era maps themselves had rhetorical lives that began with their conception and production and played out in their circulation within foreign policy circles and popular media. Reflecting on the ramifications of spatial power during the period, Mapping the Cold War ultimately demonstrates that even in the twenty-first century, American visions of the world - and the maps that account for them - are inescapably rooted in the anxieties of that earlier era.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781469618548 20160618
Green Library
viii, 194 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction : situating oakeshott
  • Language, practice, and individual agency
  • Individuality between tradition and contingency
  • Imagining the modern state
  • Towards a conversational democratic ethos
  • Conclusion : hearing voices.
Green Library
51 pages ; 20 cm.
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v, 77 pages : color portratis ; 29 cm
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iv, 128 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm
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xii, 274 pages ; 22 cm
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xxx, 324 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm.
Green Library
xvi, 152 pages ; 24 cm
  • Rhetoric and situated political critique
  • The claim to experience
  • Material words and sensible judgment
  • Feminine figures and the rhetoric of critique
  • The matter of consent
  • Conclusion : critical temporalities.
"Examines the place of rhetoric in John Locke's political and philosophical thought. Traces the close ties between rhetoric and experience as they form the basis for a theory and practice of judgment at the center of his work"--Provided by publisher.
Green Library
vi, 300 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Reflections on immigration, binational policies, and human rights tragedies / Miguel Escobar-Valdez
  • Sexual violence against migrant women and children / William Paul Simmons and Michelle Téllez
  • Immigration enforcement at the U.S.-Mexico border : where human rights and national sovereignty collide / Timothy J. Dunn
  • Politics of death in the drug war : the right to kill and suspensions of human rights in Mexico, 2000-2012 / Julie A. Murphy Erfani
  • Migration, violence and "security primacy" at the Guatemala-Mexico border / Luis Alfredo Arriola Vega
  • The binational roots of the femicides in Ciudad Juárez / Carol Mueller
  • Reflections on antiviolence civil society organizations in Ciudad Juárez / Clara Jusidman
  • The persistence of femicide amid transnational activist networks / Kathleen Staudt
  • Transnational advocacy for human rights in contemporary Mexico / Alejandro Anaya Muñoz
  • Restrictions on U.S. security assistance and their limitations in promoting changes to the human rights situation in Mexico / Maureen Meyer
  • Conclusion: multiple states of exception, structural violence, and prospects for change / William Paul Simmons.
Mexico ranks highly on many of the measures that have proven significant for creating a positive human rights record, including democratization, good health and life expectancy, and engagement in the global economy. Yet the nation's most vulnerable populations suffer human rights abuses on a large scale, such as gruesome killings in the Mexican drug war, decades of violent feminicide, migrant deaths in the U.S. desert, and the ongoing effects of the failed detention and deportation system in the States. Some atrocities have received extensive and sensational coverage, while others have become routine or simply ignored by national and international media. Binational Human Rights examines both well-known and understudied instances of human rights crises in Mexico, arguing that these abuses must be understood not just within the context of Mexican policies but in relation to the actions or inactions of other nations-particularly the United States. The United States and Mexico share the longest border in the world between a developed and a developing nation; the relationship between the two nations is complex, varied, and constantly changing, but the policies of each directly affect the human rights situation across the border. Binational Human Rights brings together leading scholars and human rights activists from the United States and Mexico to explain the mechanisms by which a perfect storm of structural and policy factors on both sides has led to such widespread human rights abuses. Through ethnography, interviews, and legal and economic analysis, contributors shed new light on the feminicides in Ciudad Juarez, the drug war, and the plight of migrants from Central America and Mexico to the United States. The authors make clear that substantial rhetorical and structural shifts in binational policies are necessary to significantly improve human rights. Contributors: Alejandro Anaya Munoz, Luis Alfredo Arriola Vega, Timothy J. Dunn, Miguel Escobar-Valdez, Clara Jusidman, Maureen Meyer, Carol Mueller, Julie A. Murphy Erfani, William Paul Simmons, Kathleen Staudt, Michelle Tellez.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812246285 20160617
Green Library
482 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • The self-restraining state?
  • Historical linkages
  • Tracking global diffusion
  • The logic of strategic emulation
  • Trendsetters and early adopters, pre-1990
  • Democratization scripts and bandwagoning in Africa
  • Transitional myths and everyday politics in the Americas
  • Appeasement via localization in the Asia Pacific
  • Membership rites and statehood in the new Europe
  • How accountability institutions matter
  • Adaptive states : making and breaking international law.
National human rights institutions-state agencies charged with protecting and promoting human rights domestically-have proliferated dramatically since the 1990s; today more than a hundred countries have NHRIs, with dozens more seeking to join the global trend. These institutions are found in states of all sizes-from the Maldives and Barbados to South Africa, Mexico, and India; they exist in conflict zones and comparatively stable democracies alike. In Chains of Justice, Sonia Cardenas offers a sweeping historical and global account of the emergence of NHRIs, linking their growing prominence to the contradictions and possibilities of the modern state. As human rights norms gained visibility at the end of the twentieth century, states began creating NHRIs based on the idea that if international human rights standards were ever to take root, they had to be firmly implanted within countries-impacting domestic laws and administrative practices and even systems of education. However, this very position within a complex state makes it particularly challenging to assess the design and influence of NHRIs: some observers are inclined to associate NHRIs with ideals of restraint and accountability, whereas others are suspicious of these institutions as "pretenders" in democratic disguise. In her theoretically and politically grounded examination, Cardenas tackles the role of NHRIs, asking how we can understand the global diffusion of these institutions, including why individual states decide to create an NHRI at a particular time while others resist the trend. She explores the influence of these institutions in states seeking mostly to appease international audiences as well as their value in places where respect for human rights is already strong. The most comprehensive account of the NHRI phenomenon to date, Chains of Justice analyzes many institutions never studied before and draws from new data released from the Universal Periodic Review Mechanism of the United Nations Human Rights Council. With its global scope and fresh insights into the origins and influence of NHRIs, Chains of Justice promises to become a standard reference that will appeal to scholars immersed in the workings of these understudied institutions as well as nonspecialists curious about the role of the state in human rights.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812245394 20160612
Green Library
x, 316 pages ; 23 cm.
  • The old argument comes full circle
  • The conservative canon and its uses
  • The traditionalist dialect
  • The libertarian dialect
  • Fusionism as philosophy and rhetorical practice
  • WFB
  • Whittaker Chambers's martyrdom
  • Conservatism and canonicity.
Creating Conservatism charts the vital role of canonical post-World War II (1945-1964) books in generating, guiding, and sustaining conservatism as a political force in the United States. Dedicated conservatives have argued for decades that the conservative movement was a product of print, rather than a march, a protest, or a pivotal moment of persecution. The Road to Serfdom, Ideas Have Consequences, Witness, The Conservative Mind, God and Man at Yale, The Conscience of a Conservative, and other mid-century texts became influential not only among conservative office-holders, office-seekers, and well-heeled donors but also at dinner tables, school board meetings, and neighborhood reading groups. These books are remarkable both because they enumerated conservative political positions and because their memorable language demonstrated how to take those positions--functioning, in essence, as debate handbooks. Taking an expansive approach, the author documents the wide influence of the conservative canon on traditionalist and libertarian conservatives. By exploring the varied uses to which each founding text has been put from the Cold War to the culture wars, Creating Conservatism generates original insights about the struggle over what it means to think and speak conservatively in America.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781611861273 20160616
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