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Disability and Colonialism by
Call Number: 362.4091712 DIS
Publication Date: 2019-01-03
The mapping, control and subjugation of the human body and mind were core features of the colonial conquest. This book draws together a rich collection of diverse, yet rigorous, papers that aim to expose the presence and significance of disability within colonialism, and how disability remains present in the establishment, maintenance and continuation of colonial structures of power....
Socialism 101 by
Call Number: 320.531 SEA
Publication Date: 2019-09-03
"In today's political climate, more and more presidential candidates are espousing socialist--or democratic socialist--policies. Once associated with oppression, socialism is now a current topic of conversation with everyday Americans, including policies like taxing the rich and healthcare for all......
Human Rights in Chinese Thought by
Call Number: 323.0951 ANG
Publication Date: 2002-06-24
What should we make of claims by members of other groups to have moralities different from our own? Human Rights in Chinese Thought gives an extended answer to this question in the first study of its kind. It integrates a full account of the development of Chinese rights discourse - reaching back to important, though neglected, origins of that discourse in 17th and 18th century Confucianism - with philosophical consideration of how various communities should respond to contemporary Chinese claims about the uniqueness of their human rights concepts
Africa's Lost Leader by
Call Number: 320.96806 HAM
Publication Date: 2018-01-16
When Nelson Mandela was sworn in as president on 10 May 1994, South Africa enjoyed an unprecedented global standing. Much of the international community, particularly Western states, saw the new South Africa as well equipped to play a dynamic and dominant role on the continent; promoting conflict resolution, economic development, and acting as a standard-bearer for democracy and human rights.Yet, throughout the presidencies of Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma, South Africa has failed to deliver on this early promise.......
Politics in the Developing World by
Call Number: 320.91724 POL
Publication Date: 2011-03-01
The third edition of this well respected textbook explores the changing nature of politics in the developing world in the twenty-first century. Beginning with an examination of theoretical approaches, leading scholars then go on to discuss the social and cultural context, state governance, as well as key policy issues including the environment and human rights. Finally, a section of in depth case studies allows students to compare the political situation in a wide range of developing countries, from Indonesia and Iraq to India and China
The Postcolonial African State in Transition by
Call Number: 320.40490966 NIA
Publication Date: 2018-11-02
Amy Niang has written a book on the African state unlike any before it. It effectively argues that scholarship on the African state has thus far been predicated on two misconceptions: one regarding what historically makes a state a state; and, two, what gives political organizations their legitimacy, or stateness. This is the result of a general confusion of political power (or ascendency and control by historical entities or organizations) with political rationality: the purpose of public life, particularly with the validity of their aesthetic: form, rituals, and the like. This confusion not only privileges one historical trajectory toward stateness, Europe’s; it also obscures the diversity of the human trajectory with regard to the conceptions of ethics and public morality – and therefore ethical relations, moral ends, and teleology of political instruments and institutions. This point was worth-making and it is made brilliantly with good historical references. (Siba N. Grovogui, Africana Studies, Cornell University)
Thinking Freedom in Africa by
Call Number: 320.011 NEO
Publication Date: 2017-08-01
"Using the work of thinkers such as Alain Badiou, Jacques Rancière, Sylvain Lazarus, Frantz Fanon and many others, along with the inventive thought of people themselves in their experiences of struggle, the author proceeds to analyse how Africans themselves -- with agency of their own -- have thought emancipation during various historical political sequences and to show how emancipation may be thought today in a manner appropriate to twenty-first century conditions and concerns."
The Oxford Handbook of Governance by
Call Number: 320 OXF
Publication Date: 2012-05-23
Governance' has become one of the most popular terms in contemporary political science. This handbook explores the full range of meaning and application of the concept and its use in a number of research fields.
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