Concise dictionary of politics Oxford

Written by a team of leading political scientists, the Concise Dictionary of Politics contains more than 1,700 entries, including new materials on topics such as NGOs, butterfly ballots, decentralization, ethnic cleansing, and direct action. Covering political thinkers, institutions, and concepts, the dictionary has an international perspective. Appendices list the political leaders of ...

Critique of the Judgement by Immanuel Kant

Contained in this volume is the first part of Immanuel Kant’s “Critique of Judgement”, which is subtitled “The Critique of Aesthetic Judgement” and in which Kant discusses aesthetics and how as humans we decide what is beautiful and how in turn we respond to that beauty. Immanuel Kant, considered by ...

Discourse on the origin of inequality by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

n his Discourses (1755), Rousseau argues that inequalities of rank, wealth, and power are the inevitable result of the civilizing process. If inequality is intolerable – and Rousseau shows with unparalledled eloquence how it robs us not only of our material but also of our psychological independence – then how can we ...

International law from below by Balakrishnan Rajagopal

Balakrishnan Rajagopal’s fundamental critique of modern international law draws attention to traditional Third World engagements. Rajagopal challenges current approaches to international law and politics either through states or through individuals. With transnational and local social movement action now becoming increasingly visible and important–as witnessed in Seattle in 1999, he demonstrates ...

On Liberty by John Stuart Mill

Discussed and debated from time immemorial, the concept of personal liberty went without codification until the 1859 publication of On Liberty. John Stuart Mill’s complete and resolute dedication to the cause of freedom inspired this treatise, an enduring work through which the concept remains well known and studied. The British economist, ...

Aristotle – The Art of Rhetoric

Despite dating from the 4th century BC, The Art of Rhetoric continues to be regarded by many as the single most important work on the art of persuasion. As democracy began emerging in 5th-century Athens, public speaking and debate became an increasingly important tool to garner influence in the assemblies, ...

Dictionary of International Security

The Dictionary of International Security provides an easily understood introduction to the major concepts, issues, actors and institutions in the world of international security. Its 200 entries offer informed definitions of the subjects in question, as well as insights into the evolving debates over their meaning and importance. Entries are arranged alphabetically, ...

James Crawford – Public International Law

This is the eighth edition of Sir Ian Brownlie’s classic distillation of public international law. Serving as a single volume introduction to the field as a whole, the book seeks to present international law as a system that is based on, and helps structure, relations among states and other entities ...