Category Archives: Books

New book: Human Rights

With apologies for shameless self-promotion, colleagues (and their students) interested in human rights theory may be interested in my new book: Human Rights Kerri Woods Palgrave Macmillan  ISBN: 9780230302754 What are human rights? Why do we have them? How do … Continue reading

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Militant Democracy

My book,A Theory of Militant Democracy: The Ethics of Combatting Political Extremism, has just been published, so I thought I would post a brief description. The book considers how pro-democratic forces can safeguard representative government from anti-democratic groups. By granting … Continue reading

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Toleration and Judging

My book, Toleration, is now available so I thought I would write up a post related to it.  This will also be up on Polity’s blog and at bleedingheartlibertarians.com, where I may put some additional posts about toleration. For some … Continue reading

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Bottlenecks: A New Theory of Equal Opportunity

I’m pleased to report that my book, Bottlenecks: A New Theory of Equal Opportunity, is out!  Here is the abstract (followed by the blurbs): Equal opportunity is a powerful idea, and one with extremely broad appeal in contemporary politics, political … Continue reading

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New Book on Human Rights

December 10th is Human Rights Day, marking 65 years since the UN adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. And it’s been 20 years since the UN World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna, another central episode in the intercultural … Continue reading

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New Book: Political Theory: The State of the Discipline, ed. E. Sembou (Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Aug. 2013)

Political theory draws on a number of different disciplines, such as political science, philosophy, history and law. Its practitioners, depending on their background, bring different perspectives and approaches to the study of political thought, which range from historical to normative. … Continue reading

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