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Racism and Justice
The Case for Affirmative Action
Gertrude Ezorsky
Affirmative action: does it really counteract racism? Is it morally justifiable? In her timely and tough-minded book, Gertrude Ezorsky addresses these central issues in the ongoing controversy surrounding affirmative action, and comes up with...



Regulating Privacy
Data Protection and Public Policy in Europe and the United States
Colin J. Bennett, Colin Bennett
The information revolution has brought with it the technology for easily collecting personal information about individuals, a facility that inherently threatens personal privacy. Colin J. Bennett here examines political responses to the data protection issue in four Western democracies, comparing legislation that the United States, Britain...



Rethinking Rape
Ann J. Cahill
Rape, claims Ann J. Cahill, affects not only those women who are raped, but all women who experience their bodies as rapable and adjust their actions and self-images accordingly. Rethinking Rape counters legal and feminist definitions of rape as mere...



The Soul of Justice
Social Bonds and Racial Hubris
Cynthia Willett
Cynthia Willett brings together diverse insights from social psychology, classical and contemporary literature, and legal and justice theory to redefine the basis of the moral and legal person. Feminists, communitarians, and postmodern thinkers...



The Sources of Anti-Slavery Constitutionalism in America, 1760-1848
William M. Wiecek
This ambitious book examines the constitutional and legal doctrines of the antislavery movement from the eve of the American Revolution to the Wilmot Proviso and the 1848 national elections. Relating political activity to constitutional thought, William M. Wiecek surveys the antislavery societies, the ideas of their individual members, and the...



The Supreme Court and Constitutional Democracy
John Agresto
In The Supreme Court and Constitutional Democracy John Agresto traces the development of American judicial power, paying close attention to what he views as the very real threat of judicial supremacy. Agresto examines the role of the judiciary in a...



The Supreme Court and the Commander in Chief
Clinton Lawrence Rossiter
A concise treatment of presidential power by a brilliant writer is once again made available with the reissue of this book, first published in 1951.



Treason by Words
Literature, Law, and Rebellion in Shakespeare's England
Rebecca Lemon
Lemon investigates the remarkable phrase, "treason by words," both as a legal charge and as a cultural event under the Tudor...



Violence against Women
Philosophical Perspectives
This is the first anthology to take a theoretical look at violence against women. Each essay shows how philosophy provides a powerful tool for examining a difficult and deep-rooted social problem. Stanley G. French, Wanda Teays, and Laura M. Purdy...



Welfare's End
Gwendolyn Mink
With its analysis of the thirty-year campaign to reform and ultimately to end welfare, Gwendolyn Mink's book is a searing indictment of anti-welfare politicians' assault on poor mothers. Mink charges that the basic elements of the welfare...



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