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Human Rights An Interdisciplinary Approach

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ISBN-10: 0745623565

ISBN-13: 9780745623566

Edition: 2002

Authors: Michael A. Freeman

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Introducing readers to the theory and practice of human rights, this text emphasises how the experiences of the victims of human rights violations are related to legal, philosophical and social-scientific approaches to human rights.
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 12/2/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Introduction: thinking about human rights
Realities, Concepts, The social sciences, Beyond human rights law, Conclusion
Origins: the rise and fall of natural rights
Why history? On rights and tyrants, Justice and rights, Natural rights, The age of revolutions, The decline of natural rights
After 1945: the new age of rights
The UN and the human rights revival, The Universal Declaration, From theory to practice: (a)The Cold War, (b)After the Cold War, Conclusion
Theories of human rights
Why theory? Human rights theory: (a) Rights (b) Other values (c) Human nature (d) Conflicts of rights (e) Democracy (f) Conclusion
The role of the social sciences
Introduction: human rights and social science, The dominance of law, Political science, Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, International relations, Conclusion
Universality, diversity and difference: culture and human rights
The problem of cultural imperialism, Cultural relativism, Minority rights, Indigenous peoples, The right to self-determination, The rights of women
Idealism, realism and repression: the politics of human rights
The real politics of human rights, The boomerang theory, The national politics of human rights, The statistics of human rights, NGOs in world politics
Development and Globalization: economics and human rights
Development versus human rights? The right to development, Globalization, International financial institutions, Economic and social rights
9 Conclusion: human rights in the twenty-first century
Learning from history, Objections to human rights, Problems of intervention, Concluding remarks