Rethinking Rights: Historical, Political, and Philosophical Perspectives

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As reports of genocide, terrorism, and political violence fill today's newcasts, 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826218315
  • Publisher: University of Missouri Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2008
  • Series: ERIC VOEGELIN INST SERIES Series, #1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,234,726
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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About the Editors
Bruce P. Frohnen is Editor of the Political Science Reviewer, Senior Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal, and author of, among other works, The New Communitarians and the Crisis of Modern Liberalism. Kenneth L. Grasso is Professor of Political Science at Texas State University in San Marcos. His books include Catholicism and Religious Freedom: Contemporary Reflections on Vatican II’s Declaration of Religious Liberty, edited with Robert P. Hunt.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Rights in a Multicultural Age Bruce P. Frohnen Frohnen, Bruce P. Kenneth L. Grasso Grasso, Kenneth L.

Historical Roots of Modern Rights: Before Locke and After Brian Tierney Tierney, Brian

Natural Rights and Social Contract in Burke and Bellarmine Gary D. Glenn Glenn, Gary D.

Natural Law, Natural Rights, and the Declaration of Independence George W. Carey Carey, George W.

Individual and Group Rights: Self-Government and Claims of Right in Historical Practice Bruce P. Frohnen Frohnen, Bruce P.

The Ontology of Rights Kenneth L. Schmitz Schmitz, Kenneth L.

The Historical and Communal Roots of Legal Rights and the Erosion of the State Paul Gottfried Gottfried, Paul

Reintegrating Rights: Catholicism, Social Ontology, and Contemporary Rights Discourse Kenneth L. Grasso Grasso, Kenneth L.

Toward a Social Pluralist Theory of Institutional Rights Jonathan Chaplin Chaplin, Jonathan

Epilogue: Toward an Integrative Vision Bruce P. Frohnen Frohnen, Bruce P.

Notes on the Contributors


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