The History of Human Rights: From Ancient Times to the Globalization Era / Edition 2

The History of Human Rights: From Ancient Times to the Globalization Era / Edition 2

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by Micheline Ishay
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520256417

ISBN-13: 9780520256415

Pub. Date: 06/02/2008

Publisher: University of California Press


About the Author:
Micheline R. Ishay is Professor and Director of the International Human Rights Program at the University of Denver

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About the Author:
Micheline R. Ishay is Professor and Director of the International Human Rights Program at the University of Denver

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520256415
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
06/02/2008
Edition description:
With a New Preface
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
556,628
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


Preface to the 2008 Edition     ix
Acknowledgments     xxiii
Introduction     1
The Definition, the Argument, and Six Historical Controversies     3
Structure     14
Early Ethical Contributions to Human Rights     15
Religious and Secular Notions of Universalism     18
Liberty: The Origins of Tolerance     27
Equality: Early Notions of Economic and Social Justice     35
How to Promote Justice?     40
Fraternity, or Human Rights for Whom?     47
Human Rights and the Enlightenment: The Development of a Liberal and Secular Perspective on Human Rights     63
From Ancient Civilizations to the Rise of the West     66
Freedom of Religion and Opinion     75
The Right to Life     84
The Right to Private Property     91
The State and Just-War Theory     99
Human Rights for Whom?     107
Human Rights and the Industrial Age: The Development of a Socialist Perspective on Human Rights     117
The Industrial Age     120
Challenging the Liberal Vision of Rights     127
Universal Suffrage, Economic and Social Rights     135
Challenging Capitalism and the State     145
Human Rights for Whom?     155
The World Wars: The Institutionalization of International Rights and the Right to Self-Determination     173
The End of Empires     175
The Right to Self-Determination     181
Institutionalizing Human Rights     199
Human Rights for Whom?     229
Globalization and Its Impact on Human Rights     245
Globalization and Protest Movements     248
Defining Rights in the Era of Globalization     256
After September 11: Security versus Human Rights     279
Human Rights for Whom?     293
Promoting Human Rights in the Twenty-first Century: The Changing Arena of Struggle     315
Medievalism and the Absence of Civil Society     318
The Emergence of Civil Society during the Enlightenment     324
The Expansion of Civil Society in the Industrial Age     329
The Anti-Colonial Struggle     335
The Globalization of Civil Society? Or an Assault on the Private Realm?     340
A Chronology of Events and Writings Related to Human Rights     357
Notes     369
References     405
Index     431

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