Rethinking Rights: Historical, Political, and Philosophical Perspectives

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As reports of genocide, terrorism, and political violence fill today's newscasts, more attention has been given to issues of human rights--but all too often the sound bites seem overly simplistic. Many Westerners presume that non-Western peoples yearn for democratic rights, while liberal values of toleration give way to xenophobia. This book shows that the identification of rights with contemporary liberal democracy is inaccurate and questions the assumptions of many politicians and scholars that rights are self-evident in ...

Rethinking Rights: Historical, Political, and Philosophical Perspectives 2008, University of Missouri Press

ISBN-13: 9780826218315

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Rethinking Rights: Historical, Political, and Philosophical Perspectives 2008, University of Missouri Press

ISBN-13: 9780826218209

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