Issues in Political Theory

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Author: Catriona McKinnon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199572828

Category: Philosophy

Page: 379

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Issues in Political Theory provides a cutting-edge introduction to the key concepts in the field. From democracy to multiculturalism, leading thinkers examine traditional and contemporary issues, as well as their relevance to politics in practice. It is essential reading for students of political theory at any level.

Human Rights

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Author: Kerri Woods

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137314664

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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What are human rights? Why do we have them? How should we respond when we do not all agree on them? These are just a few of the questions taken up in Human Rights which gives a comprehensive account of human rights, from their nature and range to their role in contemporary debates in areas such as religion, multiculturalism and the environment.

Democracy in a Global World

Human Rights and Political Participation in the 21st Century

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Author: Deen K. Chatterjee

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742514522

Category: Political Science

Page: 229

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The chapters in this volume deal with timely issues regarding democracy in theory and in practice in today's globalized world. Authored by leading political philosophers of our time, they appear here for the first time. The essays challenge and defend assumptions about the role of democracy as a viable political and legal institution in response to globalization, keeping in focus the role of rights at the normative foundations of democracy in a pluralistic world. Through an examination of key topics of current relevance, with contrasting views of the leading theorists, the chapters address the most relevant theories and forms of globalization, traditional democratic paradigms and their limits, public deliberation and democratic participation, the moral hazards of imperial democracy, and the future of liberal democracy. In addition to suggesting new perspectives on democracy, they use the current debate on justice, human rights, sovereignty, and cultural relativism to shed light on enduring questions about politics, culture, and global development. This timely and provocative collection will be of interest to anyone concerned with democracy, human rights, global justice, economic development, poverty, international law, peace, and various aspects of globalization.

Philosophy of Human Rights

Readings in Context

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Author: Patrick Hayden

Publisher: Paragon House

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 722

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The Philosophy of Human Rights brings together an extensive collection of classical and contemporary writings on the topic of human rights, including genocide, ethnic cleansing, minority cultures, gay and lesbian rights, and the environment, providing an exceptionally comprehensive introduction. Sources include authors such as Aristotle, Cicero, Thomas Aquinas, Confucius, Hobbes, Locke, rant. Marx, Gandhi. Hart, Feinberg, Nussbaum, the Dalai Lama, Derrida, Lyocard and Rorty. Ideal for courses in human rights, social theory, ethical theory, and political science, each reading; begins with a brief introduction, and is followed with study questions and suggested further readings.

Moral Issues in Global Perspective - Volume 1: Moral and Political Theory - Second Edition

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Author: Christine Koggel

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551117479

Category: Philosophy

Page: 376

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Now available in three thematic volumes, the second edition of Moral Issues in Global Perspective is a collection of the newest and best articles on current moral issues by moral and political theorists from around the globe. Each volume seeks to challenge the standard approaches to morality and moral issues shaped by Western liberal theory and to extend the inquiry beyond the context of North America. Covering a broad range of issues and arguments, this collection includes critiques of traditional liberal accounts of rights, justice, and moral values, while raising questions about the treatment of disadvantaged groups within and across societies affected by globalization. Providing new perspectives on issues such as war and terrorism, reproduction, euthanasia, censorship, and the environment, each volume of Moral Issues in Global Perspective incorporates work by race, class, feminist, and disability theorists. Moral and Political Theory, the first of the three volumes, surveys a number of traditional Western liberal approaches to moral theory, human rights, justice, and democracy, as well as contemporary critiques of these approaches. With nineteen new essays, three of which were written especially for this edition, this volume covers the necessary theories for understanding moral issues in a global context. Moral Issues in Global Perspective is available in three separate volumes—Moral and Political Theory, Human Diversity and Equality, and Moral Issues.

Human Rights in Global Politics

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Author: Tim Dunne,Nicholas J. Wheeler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521641388

Category: Political Science

Page: 337

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There is a stark contradiction between the theory of universal human rights and the everyday practice of human wrongs. This timely volume investigates whether human rights abuses are a result of the failure of governments to live up to a universal human rights standard, or whether the search for moral universals is a fundamentally flawed enterprise which distracts us from the task of developing rights in the context of particular ethical communities. In the first part of the book chapters by Ken Booth, Jack Donnelly, Chris Brown, Bhikhu Parekh and Mary Midgley explore the philosophical basis of claims to universal human rights. In the second part, Richard Falk, Mary Kaldor, Martin Shaw, Gil Loescher, Georgina Ashworth and Andrew Hurrell reflect on the role of the media, global civil society, states, migration, non-governmental organisations, capitalism, and schools and universities in developing a global human rights culture.

Migration in Political Theory

The Ethics of Movement and Membership

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Author: Sarah Fine,Lea Ypi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191664316

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Written by an international team of leading political and legal theory scholars whose writings have contributed to shaping the field, Migration in Political Theory presents seminal new work on the ethics of movement and membership. The volume addresses challenging and under-researched themes on the subject of migration. It debates the question of whether we ought to recognize a human right to immigrate, and whether it might be legitimate to restrict emigration. The authors critically examine criteria for selecting would-be migrants, and for acquiring citizenship. They discuss tensions between the claims of immigrants and existing residents, and tackle questions of migrant worker exploitation and responsibility for refugees. The book illustrates the importance of drawing on the tools of political theory to clarify, criticize, and challenge the current terms of the migration debate.

Why Canada Cares

Human Rights and Foreign Policy in Theory and Practice

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Author: Andrew Lui

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773539964

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

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Debunking common myths about Canada's international human rights policies.

Rights

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Author: Peter Jones

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312124038

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

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Peter Jones gives special attention to natural rights and human rights - to what sorts of rights those are, to how they might be justified, and to what natural and human rights demand of governments both nationally and internationally.

Political and Legal Approaches to Human Rights

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Author: Tom Campbell,Kylie Bourne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351717170

Category: Law

Page: 246

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This collection explores and illustrates issues arising from ‘political’ approaches to human rights in contrast to the more traditional ‘moral’ approaches. Moral approaches conceptualize and justify human rights in terms of priority rights which are both universal and moral. In contrast, political approaches focus on those human rights practices involved in the development and operation of human rights institutions, laws and political process, all in relative independence from their alleged moral foundations. The book contributes to the understanding and analysis of ‘political approaches’, including consideration of their diversity, and discussion of their strengths and weaknesses. The choice of contributors presents a balance between those theorists who favour some version of the political approach and those who are dubious about the perceived advantages. The chapters are grouped together in parts which constitute the distinctive issues addressed in the book. At a time when there is considerable uncertainty concerning their conceptual clarity, operation, feasibility, and their normative justifications, this volume will be of interest to those involved with the theory and practice of human rights, within law schools, and in politics and philosophy departments. It will also provide a useful resource for human rights practitioners and policy makers.

Human Rights in the World Community

Issues and Action

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Author: Burns H. Weston,Anna Grear

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812247388

Category: Law

Page: 496

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Designed for educational use in international relations, law, political science, economics, and philosophy classes, Human Rights in the World Community treats the full range of human rights issues, including implementation problems and processes involving international, national, and nongovernmental action. Now with online appendices.

Politics and Human Rights

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Author: David Beetham

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631196662

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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This volume of specially commissioned articles is devoted to a consideration of how the subject of human rights impacts on contemporary politics and on the discipline of political science. It assesses the role of human rights in political theory, international law and international relations and in relation to the politics of different regions of the world. An international group of contributors includes political scientists, political philosophers, academic lawyers and those with experience of human rights campaigning.

Human Rights

Politics and Practice

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Author: Michael Goodhart

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199608288

Category: Political Science

Page: 488

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Human Rights: Politics and Practice is an introduction to human rights that goes beyond a purely legal perspective to look at theoretical issues and practical approaches. Bringing together leading experts, it is up to date with cutting edge research in a constantly evolving field.

Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics

An Introduction

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Author: Todd Landman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415272704

Category: Philosophy

Page: 292

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Explores the importance of comparative politics, discusses different comparative methods, investigates the big issues of today and looks forward to the key challenges for comparative politics over the next century.

Women's Rights, Human Rights

International Feminist Perspectives

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Author: Julie Peters,Andrea Wolper

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415909952

Category: Social Science

Page: 372

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This text argues that women's rights are violated in many ways everyday but these violations are ignored. It claims that the mere extension of exisiting human rights protection to women is insufficient: women's rights must be understood as human rights

Moral and Political Conceptions of Human Rights

Implications for Theory and Practice

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Author: Reidar Maliks,Johan Karlsson Schaffer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107153972

Category: Law

Page: 298

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In recent years, political philosophers have debated whether human rights are a special class of moral rights we all possess simply by virtue of our common humanity and which are universal in time and space, or whether they are essentially modern political constructs defined by the role they play in an international legal-political practice that regulates the relationship between the governments of sovereign states and their citizens. This edited volume sets out to further this debate and move it ahead by rethinking some of its fundamental premises and by applying it to new and challenging domains, such as socio-economic rights, indigenous rights, the rights of immigrants and the human rights responsibilities of corporations. Beyond the philosophy of human rights, the book has a broader relevance by contributing to key themes in the methodology of political philosophy and by addressing urgent issues in contemporary global policy making.

The Politics of International Political Theory

Reflections on the Works of Chris Brown

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Author: Mathias Albert,Anthony F. Lang Jr.

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319932780

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

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This book assesses the impact of the work of Chris Brown in the field of International Political Theory. The volume engages with general issues of IPT as well as basic issues such as the use and role of practical reasoning and presents a nuanced understanding about issues regarding the legitimacy of war and violence. It explores questions that pertain to human rights, morality, and ethics, and generally an outlook for devising a ‘better’ world. The project is ideal for audiences with interest in International Relations, Ethics and Morality Studies and International Political Theory.