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Handbook of Human Rights

Edited by: Thomas Cushman

Print publication date:  September  2011
Online publication date:  February  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415480239
eBook ISBN: 9780203887035
Adobe ISBN: 9781134019083

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Book description

In mapping out the field of human rights for those studying and researching within both humanities and social science disciplines, the Handbook of Human Rights not only provides a solid foundation for the reader who wants to learn the basic parameters of the field, but also promotes new thinking and frameworks for the study of human rights in the twenty-first century.

The Handbook comprises over sixty individual contributions from key figures around the world, which are grouped according to eight key areas of discussion:

  • foundations and critiques;

  • new frameworks for understanding human rights;

  • world religious traditions and human rights;

  • social, economic, group, and collective rights;

  • critical perspectives on human rights organizations, institutions, and practices;

  • law and human rights;

  • narrative and aesthetic dimension of rights;

  • geographies of rights.

In its presentation and analysis of the traditional core history and topics, critical perspectives, human rights culture, and current practice, this Handbook proves a valuable resource for all students and researchers with an interest in human rights.

Table of contents

Chapter  1:  Philosophical foundations of human rights Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The metaphysical foundations of natural rights Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Kant's theory of human rights Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Hate speech, human rights, and G. W. F. Hegel Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Hannah Arendt on human rights Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Democracy as human rights Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Human rights, justice, and pluralism Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Human rights and democracy Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Cosmopolitanism and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  10:  A critique of positive rights Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Nonsense on stilts Download PDF
Chapter  12:  A communitarian critique of human rights Download PDF
Chapter  13:  What are human rights? Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Social suffering and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Human rights as cultural practices Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Human rights as status relations Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Becoming irrelevant Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Economics and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Rights, reform, and resources Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Buddhism and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Christianity and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Confucianism and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Islamic conceptions of human rights Download PDF
Chapter  24:  A non-religious basis for the idea of human rights Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Group rights Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Economic rights Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Language rights Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Children's rights Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The development of international child law Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The right to food Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The rights of refugees Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The rights of the disabled Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Fetal rights Download PDF
Chapter  34:  The human rights of the elderly Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Environmental human rights Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Climate change and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  37:  The tension between peace and justice in the age of peace-building Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Social responsibility and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  39:  The ethics of international human rights non-governmental organizations Download PDF
Chapter  40:  International financial institutions and their impacts on human rights Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Transnational corporations and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Reparations for human rights abuses Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Memory and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Truth commissions and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  45:  The international rights of migrants Download PDF
Chapter  46:  The humanitarian-human rights nexus Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Bystanders to human rights abuses Download PDF
Chapter  48:  The proportionality problem and human rights NGOs Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Jewish non-governmental organizations Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Have human rights failed humans? Download PDF
Chapter  51:  International law and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  52:  The prosecution of human rights abuses Download PDF
Chapter  53:  International human rights law and the war on terror Download PDF
Chapter  54:  Cultures of rescue and the global transit in human rights narratives Download PDF
Chapter  55:  Literature and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  56:  Theater and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  57:  Architecture and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  58:  Photography without borders Download PDF
Chapter  59:  Human rights in China as an interdisciplinary field Download PDF
Chapter  60:  Human rights and human rights violations in the Southern Cone Download PDF
Chapter  61:  Human rights in the African state Download PDF
prelims Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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