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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.

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

1. Tribe, Nation, State: Traditional Forms of Imposed Identity
2. The Dreary Future of Imposed Identity: A World of 2,000 States
3. A Different Future: Individualism as Identity
4. Citizenship: An Instance of Identity as a Personal act of Self-Determination
5. Community Based on Personal Autonomy
6. Freedom of Conscience: A "Western" Value?
7. Constructing the Self: Name, Gender, Career and Privacy
8. The Individual as Emerging Rights-Holder
9. The Individual Against the Group
10. Personal Freedom, Personal Responsibility and Their Democratic Reconciliation
11. Summing Up

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