The Human Rights Reader: Major Political Essays, Speeches and Documents From the Bible to the Present / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Micheline Ishay is Professor at the Joesph Korbel School of International Studies at University of Denver, where she is Director of the human rights program. She has been a Visiting Professor at The University of Tel Aviv, the University of Maryland, and as Lady Davis Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and speaks regularly on a variety of human rights and foreign policy issues. Ishay is the author or editor of The History of Human Rights (2004), The Nationalism Reader (1999), and Internationalism and Its Betrayal (1995).
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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