The Human Rights Reader: Major Political Essays, Speeches and Documents From the Bible to the Present / Edition 2

The Human Rights Reader: Major Political Essays, Speeches and Documents From the Bible to the Present / Edition 2

by Micheline R. Ishay
     
 

The second edition of The Human Rights Reader presents a dramatically revised organization and updated selections, including pieces on globalization and the war on terrorism. Each part of the Reader corresponds to five historical phases in the history of human rights and explores for each the arguments, debates, and issues of inclusiveness central to those

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The second edition of The Human Rights Reader presents a dramatically revised organization and updated selections, including pieces on globalization and the war on terrorism. Each part of the Reader corresponds to five historical phases in the history of human rights and explores for each the arguments, debates, and issues of inclusiveness central to those eras. This edition is the most comprehensive and up-to-date collection of essays, speeches, and documents from historical and contemporary sources, all of which are now placed in context with Micheline Ishay’s substantial introduction to the reader as a whole and valuable introductions to each part and chapter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415951609
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/01/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
937,870
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Human Rights: Historical and Contemporary Controversies Part 1: The Origins: Secular, Asian and Monotheistic Traditions Part 2: The Legacy of Liberalism and the Enlightenment Part 3: The Socialist Contribution and the Industrial Age Part 4: The Right to Self-Determination and the Imperial Age Part 5: Human Rights in the Era of Globalization Part 6: Human Rights and Legal Documents: A Brief Historical Narrative

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