ISBN-10:
0521883148
ISBN-13:
9780521883146
Pub. Date:
12/31/2008
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
The Liberal Project and Human Rights: The Theory and Practice of a New World Order

The Liberal Project and Human Rights: The Theory and Practice of a New World Order

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ISBN-13: 9780521883146
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/31/2008
Pages: 446
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

John Charvet is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics.

Elisa Kaczynska-Nay is a lawyer and researcher, working on issues of economic development and international law.

Table of Contents

List of abbreviations viii

Preface xi

Introduction: what is liberalism? 1

Part I Liberal beginnings 17

1 The contextual origin of liberal thought and practice 19

2 The Westphalian society of sovereign states 42

3 The growth of liberal universalism 59

Part II The UN regime on human rights 79

4 The UN and regional declarations and covenants on human rights 81

5 The right of peoples to self-determination 110

6 The right to development and development assistance 136

7 Women's international human rights 200

8 The implementation of international human rights 223

Part III Critique and defence of liberalism 289

9 Western critiques of liberal human rights 291

10 Liberalism and non-Western cultures 318

11 In defence of liberalism 350

Notes 365

Index 424

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