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The Resource Universal human rights in theory and practice, Jack Donnelly

Universal human rights in theory and practice, Jack Donnelly

Universal human rights in theory and practice
Universal human rights in theory and practice
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Jack Donnelly
In the third edition of his classic work, revised extensively and updated to include recent developments on the international scene, international studies professor Jack Donnelly explains and defends a richly interdisciplinary account of human rights as universal rights. He shows that any conception of human rights--and the idea of human rights itself--is historically specific and contingent. Since publication of the first edition in 1989, this book has justified Donnelly's claim that "conceptual clarity, the fruit of sound theory, can facilitate action. At the very least it can help to unmask the arguments of dictators and their allies."--Adapted from back cover
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • ""Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice ""; ""Contents""; ""Preface to the Third Edition ""; ""Introduction""; ""Part I. Toward a Theory of Human Rights""; ""1. The Concept of Human Rights""; ""1. How Rights Work""; ""2. Special Features of Human Rights""; ""3. Human Nature and Human Rights""; ""4. Human Rights and Related Practices""; ""5. Analytic and Substantive Theories""; ""6. The Failure of Foundational Appeals""; ""7. Coping with Contentious Foundations""; ""2. The Universal Declaration Model""; ""1. The Universal Declaration""; ""2. The Universal Declaration Model""
  • ""3. Human Dignity and Human Rights""""4. Individual Rights""; ""5. Interdependence and Indivisibility""; ""6. The State and International Human Rights""; ""7. Respecting, Protecting, and Providing Human Rights""; ""8. Realizing Human Rights and Human Dignity""; ""3. Economic Rights and Group Rights""; ""1. The Status of Economic and Social Rights""; ""2. Group Rights and Human Rights""; ""4. Equal Concern and Respect""; ""1. Hegemony and Settled Norms""; ""2. An Overlapping Consensus on International Human Rights""; ""3. Moral Theory, Political Theory, and Human Rights""
  • ""4. Equal Concern and Respect""""5. Toward a Liberal Theory of Human Rights""; ""6. Consensus: Overlapping but Bounded""; ""Part II. The Universality and Relativity""; ""5. A Brief History of Human Rights""; ""1. Politics and Justice in the Premodern Non-Western World""; ""2. The Premodern West""; ""3. The Modern Invention of Human Rights""; ""4. The American and French Revolutions""; ""5. Approaching the Universal Declaration""; ""6. Expanding the Subjects and Substance of Human Rights""; ""6. The Relative Universality of Human Rights""; ""1. “Universalâ€? and “Relativeâ€?""
  • ""2. The Universality of Internationally Recognized Human Rights""""3. Three Levels of Universality and Particularity""; ""4. Relative Universality: A Multidimensional Perspective""; ""7. Universality in a World of Particularities""; ""1. Culture and the Relativity of Human Rights""; ""2. Advocating Universality in a World of Particularities""; ""Part III. Human Rights and Human Dignity""; ""8. Dignity: Particularistic and Universalistic Conceptions in the West""; ""1. Dignitas: The Roman Roots of Dignity""; ""2. Biblical Conceptions: Kavod and Imago Dei""; ""3. Kant""
  • ""4. Rights and Dignity in the West""""5. Dignity and the Foundations of Human Rights""; ""9. Humanity, Dignity, and Politics in Confucian China""; ""1. Cosmology and Ethics""; ""2. Confucians and the Early Empires""; ""3. “Neo-Confucianismâ€? and Song Imperial Rule""; ""4. Twentieth-Century Encounters with “Rightsâ€?""; ""5. Human Rights and Asian Values""; ""10. Humans and Society in Hindu South Asia""; ""1. Cosmology""; ""2. Social Philosophy""; ""3. Caste""; ""4. Hindu Universalism""; ""5. Opposition to Caste Discrimination""; ""6. Hinduism and Human Rights in Contemporary India""
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