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Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice
Jack Donnelly
"This wide-ranging book looks at all aspects of human rights, drawing on political theory, sociology, and international relations as well as international law."—Foreign Affairs



Edmund Burke in America
The Contested Career of the Father of Modern Conservatism
Drew Maciag
Drew Maciag traces Burke's reception and reputation in the United States, from the contest of ideas between Burke and Thomas Paine in the Revolutionary period, to the Progressive Era to his apotheosis within the modern conservative movement.



Philosophers in the "Republic"
Plato's Two Paradigms
Roslyn Weiss
In this smart and carefully argued book, Roslyn Weiss offers a new interpretation of Platonic moral philosophy based on an unconventional reading of the "Republic."



Warlords
Strong-arm Brokers in Weak States
Kimberly Marten
Kimberly Marten shows why and how warlords undermine state sovereignty. Unlike the feudal lords of a previous era, warlords today are not state-builders. They thrive on illegality and rely on private militias for support.



Impious Fidelity
Anna Freud, Psychoanalysis, Politics
Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg
Stewart-Steinberg investigates the legacy of Anna Freud at the intersection between psychoanalysis as a mode of thinking and theorizing and its existence as a political entity.



Benjamin's Library
Modernity, Nation, and the Baroque
Jane O. Newman
Recovering Walter Benjamin's connection to seventeenth-century Baroque literature and political theory.



A Liberal World Order in Crisis
Choosing between Imposition and Restraint
Georg Sorensen
In the last 20 years liberal democracies have not been able to create an effective and legitimate liberal world order. In A Liberal World Order in Crisis, Georg Sorensen suggests that this is connected to major tensions between two strains of liberalism.



Missing
Persons and Politics
Jenny Edkins
Stories of the missing offer profound insights into the tension between how political systems see us and how we see each other. In Missing, Jenny Edkins highlights stories from a range of circumstances that shed light on this critical tension.



The French Idea of History
Joseph de Maistre and His Heirs, 1794–1854
Carolina Armenteros
Maistre emerges from this deeply learned book as the crucial bridge between the Enlightenment and the historicized thought of the nineteenth century.



A Natural History of Revolution
Violence and Nature in the French Revolutionary Imagination, 1789–1794
Mary Ashburn Miller
The use of nature metaphors in explaining and justifying the excesses of the French Revolutions.



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