The Empowered Self: Law and Society in an Age of Individualism

The Empowered Self: Law and Society in an Age of Individualism

by Thomas M. Franck
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198298412

ISBN-13: 9780198298410

Pub. Date: 04/20/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This book examines the gradual emancipation of the individual in national and international law. It also looks at the changing social attitudes towards personal choice in constituting identity.  See more details below

Overview

This book examines the gradual emancipation of the individual in national and international law. It also looks at the changing social attitudes towards personal choice in constituting identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198298410
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/20/2000
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1Tribe, Nation, State: Traditional Forms of Imposed Identity1
2The Dreary Future of Imposed Identity: A World of 2,000 States?21
3A Different Future: Individualism as Identity38
4Citizenship: An Instance of Identity as a Personal Act of Self-Determination61
5Community Based on Personal Autonomy76
6Freedom of Conscience: A 'Western' Value?101
7Constructing the Self: Name, Gender, Career, and Privacy150
8The Individual as Emerging Rights-Holder196
9The Individual against the Group224
10Personal Freedom, Personal Responsibility, and their Democratic Reconciliation255
11Summing Up278
Index287

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