Volume 8 (2008)

The Promise of Economic Rights and the Welfare State

By Zehra F. Kabasakal Arat

Labour Left Out: Canada’s Failure to Protect and Promote Collective Bargaining as a Human Right. By Roy Adams. Ottawa: Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives, 2006.

The Welfare State Nobody Knows: Debunking Myths about U.S. Social Policy. By Christopher Howard. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007.

Economic Rights in Canada and the United States. Edited by Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann and Claude E. Welch Jr. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006.

Keywords: economic rights; welfare rights; Canada; U.S.; labor rights; social democracy.

Moving Beyond Markets and Minimalism: Democracy in the Era of Globalization

By Richard Burchill

Democracy as Human Rights: Freedom and Equality in the Age of Globalization. By Michael Goodhart. London: Routledge, 2005.

Keywords: globalization; democracy; neoliberalism; minimalism; international law; social justice.

Memory and Violence in Israel/Palestine

By K.M. Fierke

Israeli and Palestinian Narratives of Conflict: History's Double Helix. Edited by Robert I. Rotberg. Indiana University Press, 2006.

Memory and Violence in the Middle East and North Africa. Edited by Ussama Makdisi and Paul A. Silverstein. Indiana University Press, 2006.

Keywords: Israel; Palestine; narratives; memory; violence; Middle East; Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Rights and the Hijâb: Rationality and Discourse in the Public Sphere

By Howard Adelman

The Rights of Others: Aliens, Residents, and Citizens. By Seyla Benhabib. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2004. 251 pp.

Why the French Don’t Like Headscarves: Islam, the State, and Public Space. By John R. Bowen. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006. 290 pp.

Muslim Girls and the Other France: Race, Identity Politics & Social Exclusion. By Trica Danielle Keaton. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006. 223 pp.

Human Rights and Religion: The Islamic Headscarf Debate in Europe. By Dominic McGoldrick. Portland, Oregon: Hart Publishing, 2006. 320pp.

Keywords: headscarves; nationalism; immigration; integration; feminism; discourse ethics

Germany, Afterwards

By Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann

Race after Hitler: Black Occupation Children in Postwar Germany and America. By Heide Fehrenbach. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005.

The Holocaust and Catholic Conscience: Cardinal Aloisius Muench and the Guilt Question in Germany. By Suzanne Brown-Fleming. Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 2006.

A Woman in Berlin. By Anonymous. New York: Henry Holt, 2000.

Johanna Krause, Twice Persecuted: Surviving in Nazi Germany and Communist East Germany. By Carolyn Gammon and Christiane Hemker. Waterloo, Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2007.

Keywords: post-war Germany; race; gender violence; rape; Nazi atrocities

Privatization, Efficiency, Gender, Development, and Inequality-Transnational Conflicts Over Access to Water and Sanitation

By Srini Sitaraman

Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace. By Vandana Shiva. Boston, MA: South End Press, 2005.

Gender, Water, and Development. Edited by Anne Coles and Tina Wallace. New York: Berg, 2005.

Dams and Development: Transnational Struggles for Water and Power. By Sanjeev Khagram. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2004.

Keywords: water rights; development; privatization; dams; sanitation

Intelligence and Human Rights: A View from Venus

By Peter Gill

Intelligence and Human Rights in the Era of Global Terrorism. . By Steve Tsang (ed.). Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Security International, 2007.

War by Other Means: An Insider's Account of the War on Terror. By John Yoo. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2006.

Keywords: security; intelligence; terrorism; surveillance; interrogation; ethics; oversight

What Happened to Africa?

By J. Peter Pham

The Fate of Africa: From the Hopes of Freedom to the Heart of Despair-A History of Fifty Years of Independence. By Martin Meredith. New York: Public Affairs, 2006. 752 pp.

Keywords: Africa, development, democracy, history

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