XWe have detected your location as outside the U.S/Canada, if you think this is wrong, you can choose your location.

Macmillan Higher Education Celebrating 20 years of Macmillan Study Skills

Cart

Continue Shopping
All prices are shown excluding Tax
The submitted promocode is invalid
Discount code already used. It can only be used once.
* Applied promocode: ×

Important information on your ebook order

Human Rights

Author(s):
Publisher:

Red Globe Press

Pages: 224
Series:

Issues in Political Theory

Downloads:

Flyer

Sample chapter

Further Actions:

Recommend to library

AVAILABLE FORMATS

Paperback - 9780230302754

08 July 2014

$47.99

Free Shipping

In stock

Hardcover - 9780230302747

08 July 2014

$123.99

Free Shipping

In stock

Ebook - 9781137314666

24 August 2017

$38.99

In stock

All prices are shown excluding Tax

What are human rights? Why do we have them? How do we know for sure which rights are specific to humans? And how should we respond when we disagree on them and on the obligations we owe to others who claim human rights?...

Show More

What are human rights? Why do we have them? How do we know for sure which rights are specific to humans? And how should we respond when we disagree on them and on the obligations we owe to others who claim human rights? These are just a few of the questions taken up in this broad-ranging and systematic introduction to the theory of human rights.   The author draws on both traditional perspectives and current debates in the field to address key contemporary issues and conceptual questions. She asks whether or not human rights can be said to be universal, and whether human rights can encompass global justice, environmental rights and global security for future generations. In addition she explores the particular effects of differences of gender, sexuality, culture and religion on the nature of human rights in contemporary society, and the implications these might have for international legal and political regimes.   Providing a comprehensive and accessible account of the key theoretical ideas in the field, this text is essential for those seeking to understand the importance of human rights in shaping the moral and political claims of individuals, cultures and societies across the world.

Show Less

A comprehensive introduction to theoretical issues in human rights
Both contemporary and historical perspectives on the concept of human rights are included
Covers questions concerning human rights and religion, culture, gender and sexuality
Covers the role of human rights theorizing in debates about global justice and environmental justice

Introduction
1. What is a Human Right?
2. A Brief History of Human Rights
3. Philosophical Foundations for Human Rights
4. A Political Conception of Human Rights
5. Religion and Human Rights
6. Universalism and Relativism
7. Minority Groups and Minority Rights
8. Global Poverty and Human Rights
9. Environmental Human Rights?
Conclusion.

Add a review

Kerri Woods is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of York, UK.

Show More

Kerri Woods is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of York, UK.

Show Less

New Publications 

Best Sellers