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The Resource Human rights : confronting myths and misunderstandings, Andrew Fagan, (electronic resource)

Human rights : confronting myths and misunderstandings, Andrew Fagan, (electronic resource)

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Human rights : confronting myths and misunderstandings
Title
Human rights
Title remainder
confronting myths and misunderstandings
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Fagan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book offers both an introduction to and a critical analysis of enduring themes and issues in the contemporary theory and practice of human rights. The author 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 an allegedly fully comprehensive moral doctrine to the view that the possession of rights is anti-ethical to recognising the importance of moral duties. The author also examines such issues as the claim that human rights can ultimately only be said to exist as legal phenomena and the claim that nation-states are inherently hostile to the spirit of human rights. Discussion cuts across academic boundaries in an attempt to defend human rights against those who have come to expect too much and those who expect too little from human rights
Cataloging source
UKM
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1966-
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Fagan, Andrew
Index
index present
LC call number
JC571
LC item number
.F234 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Edward Elgar Publishing
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  • Human rights
  • Responsibility
  • Citizenship
  • Abuse of rights
Label
Human rights : confronting myths and misunderstandings, Andrew Fagan, (electronic resource)
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
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 166 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Temp Access
Isbn
9781849802000
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2009930853
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Human rights : confronting myths and misunderstandings, Andrew Fagan, (electronic resource)
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
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 166 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Temp Access
Isbn
9781849802000
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2009930853
Specific material designation
remote

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