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The Resource Human rights : confronting myths and misunderstandings, Andrew Fagan

Human rights : confronting myths and misunderstandings, Andrew Fagan

Label
Human rights : confronting myths and misunderstandings
Title
Human rights
Title remainder
confronting myths and misunderstandings
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Fagan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This comprehensive book offers both an introduction and a critical analysis of enduring themes and issues in the contemporary theory and practice of human rights. Providing a multi-disciplinary analysis, it engages with philosophical, political and social approaches to the subject of human rights." "Andrew Fagan argues that the moral authority and practical efficacy of human rights are adversely affected by a range of myths and misunderstandings - from claims regarding the moral status of human rights as a fully comprehensive moral doctrine to the view that the possession of rights is antithetical to recognizing the importance of moral duties. The author also examines the claim made by some that human rights ultimately only exists as legal phenomena and that nation-states are inherently hostile to the spirit of human rights. This book will challenge people to reconsider their understanding of human rights as a global moral outlook."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
323.01
Index
index present
LC call number
JC571
LC item number
.F234 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Human rights : confronting myths and misunderstandings, Andrew Fagan
Link
http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&doc_number=017733399&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 155-161) and index
Contents
1. The basis and scope of human rights -- 2. Human rights and law's domain -- 3. Universalism and 'the other' -- 4. Globalisation, human rights and the modern nation-state -- 5. Democracy and human rights -- 6. Global economic inequalities and human rights -- 7. Accentuating the positive
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 166 p.
Isbn
9781848441613
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009930853
System control number
  • (OCoLC)796850648
  • (OCoLC)360205342
Label
Human rights : confronting myths and misunderstandings, Andrew Fagan
Link
http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&doc_number=017733399&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 155-161) and index
Contents
1. The basis and scope of human rights -- 2. Human rights and law's domain -- 3. Universalism and 'the other' -- 4. Globalisation, human rights and the modern nation-state -- 5. Democracy and human rights -- 6. Global economic inequalities and human rights -- 7. Accentuating the positive
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 166 p.
Isbn
9781848441613
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009930853
System control number
  • (OCoLC)796850648
  • (OCoLC)360205342

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