Rachel Bridgewater

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Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World

A surprising and important critique of the rise of human rights and essential contribution to the literature on the subject's history. Highly recommended for historians and other researchers as well as activists and humanitarians.
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Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor

An important contribution to the growing literature sounding the alarm on the consequences of automating social policy and the dangers of big data. Eubanks's writing is clear and approachable and her use of narrative will appeal to general readers while being essential for policymakers and academics.
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The Rise of Big Data Policing: Surveillance, Race, and the Future of Law Enforcement

Important and relevant, this book will be indispensable to criminal justice researchers and others interested in the practice of policing. General readers will also find it valuable for the critical civil rights and constitutional issues it raises.
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Newsworthy: The Supreme Court Battle over Privacy and Press Freedom

This fascinating and richly documented legal history is suitable for general readers, though some might find the writing a bit too detailed.
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Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

This important book will be eye-opening to many readers, possibly even those involved with the kind of models O'Neil criticizes.
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Island People: The Caribbean and the World

Though the writing is accessible and charming, general interest readers may find the work too academic. However, Caribbean studies scholars and enthusiasts, as well as those traveling to the area who are interested in deepening their understanding of the islands, will rejoice in this lovely book.
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The Fix: How Nations Survive and Thrive in a World in Decline

This well-written and surprisingly accessible volume will attract general readers interested in current affairs and political science as well as academic audiences at all levels. [See Prepub Alert, 3/28/16.]
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The Twilight of Human Rights Law

Whether the reader is convinced by Posner's conclusions about the failures of the current legal regime for human rights, his argument is made with clarity and force and is a perspective that scholars interested in human rights will benefit from reading. The work is probably too scholarly for a general audience, but academic readers, even at the undergraduate level, will find Posner's writing clear and approachable.
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Naked at Lunch: A Reluctant Nudist's Adventures in the Clothing-Optional World

Overall, a fun and informative book. The author is whimsical and witty in his approach, while taking his subject seriously and treating the people he depicts with respect and dignity.

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