Rights

Rights

by Robin West
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754620301

ISBN-13: 9780754620303

Pub. Date: 09/01/2001

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Rights brings together the most influential essays of the last thirty years critiquing and defending the liberal rights tradition. Modern "rights critics" have focused on the perceived conflict between liberal rights and progressive or egalitarian political objectives, the preference of liberal states for negative over positive rights and also the dangers to…  See more details below

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Rights brings together the most influential essays of the last thirty years critiquing and defending the liberal rights tradition. Modern "rights critics" have focused on the perceived conflict between liberal rights and progressive or egalitarian political objectives, the preference of liberal states for negative over positive rights and also the dangers to community of the overly atomistic conception of human nature, which is arguably at the heart of the liberal rights tradition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754620303
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Series:
The International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory Series
Pages:
696
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.29(h) x 2.28(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Series Preface
Introduction
1The Warren Court and the Concept of a Right3
2Unenumerated Rights: Whether and How Roe Should be Overruled35
3Rights89
4The Politics of Women's Wrongs and the Bill of "Rights": A Bicentennial Perspective103
5The Phenomenology of Rights-Consciousness and the Pact of the Withdrawn Selves169
6Rights in Twentieth-Century Constitutions207
7The Constitution of the Procedural Republic: Liberal Rights and Civic Virtues227
8Moral Argument and Liberal Toleration: Abortion and Homosexuality247
9A Progressive Moral Case for Same-Sex Marriage265
10Can Canada Survive the Charter?275
11Rights and Politics297
12Alchemical Notes: Reconstructing Ideals from Reconstructed Rights317
13Constitutional Scepticism351
14Liberal Individualism and Liberal Neutrality387
15Religion, Rights, and Difference in the Early Woman's Rights Movement411
16Forty Acres and a Mule: A Republican Theory of Minimal Entitlements441
17The First Duty of Government: Protection, Liberty and the Fourteenth Amendment449
18The Negative Constitution: A Critique515
19Taking Dependency Seriously: The Family and Medical Leave Act Considered in Light of the Social Organization of Dependency Work and Gender Equality593
20The Rights of Statistical People615
21The Case of the Speluncean Explorers: Revisited637
Name Index661

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