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The Resource Making human dignity central to international human rights law : a critical legal argument, Matthew McManus

Making human dignity central to international human rights law : a critical legal argument, Matthew McManus

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Making human dignity central to international human rights law : a critical legal argument
Title
Making human dignity central to international human rights law
Title remainder
a critical legal argument
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Matthew McManus
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Language
eng
Summary
"In recent years, there has been an explosion of writing on the topic of human dignity across a plethora of different academic disciplines. Despite this explosion of interest, there is one group (critical legal scholars) that has devoted little if any attention to human dignity. This book argues that these scholars should attend to human dignity, a concept rich enough to support a whole range of progressive ambitions, particularly in the field of international law. This book synthesizes certain liberal arguments about the good of self-authorship with the critical legal philosophy of Roberto Unger and the capabilities approach to agency of Amartya Sen, to formulate a unique conception of human dignity. The author argues how human dignity flows from an individual's capacity for self-authorship as defined by the set of expressive capabilities s/he possesses, and the book demonstrates how this conception can enrich our understanding of international human rights law by making the amplification of human dignity its fundamental orientation"--Back cover
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UKMGB
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McManus, Matthew
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
International law
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  • Respect for persons
  • Human rights
  • International law and human rights
  • Dignity
  • Human rights
  • International law and human rights
  • Respect for persons
  • Dignity
  • Menschenwürde
  • Menschenrecht
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Making human dignity central to international human rights law : a critical legal argument, Matthew McManus
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 249 pages
Isbn
9781786834645
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
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(OCoLC)1121104310
Label
Making human dignity central to international human rights law : a critical legal argument, Matthew McManus
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 249 pages
Isbn
9781786834645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1121104310

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