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The Resource The history of human rights : from ancient times to the globalization era : with a new preface, Micheline R. Ishay

The history of human rights : from ancient times to the globalization era : with a new preface, Micheline R. Ishay

Label
The history of human rights : from ancient times to the globalization era : with a new preface
Title
The history of human rights
Title remainder
from ancient times to the globalization era : with a new preface
Statement of responsibility
Micheline R. Ishay
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Recounts the dramatic struggle for human rights across the ages, synthesizing historical and intellectual developments from the Mesopotamian Codes of Hammurabi to today's era of globalization. Chronicles the clash of social movements, ideas, and armies that have played a part in this struggle, illustrating how the history of human rights has evolved from one era to the next through texts, cultural traditions, and creative expression. Develops a framework for understanding contemporary issues from the debate over globalization to the intervention in Kosovo to the climate for human rights after September 11, 2001. Incorporates notable documents---writings, speeches, and political statements---from activists, writers, and thinkers throughout history in exploring six core questions that have shaped human rights debate and scholarship: 1) What are the origins of human rights?; 2) Why did the European vision of human rights triumph over those of other civilizations?; 3) Has socialism made a lasting contribution to the legacy of human rights?; 4) Are human rights universal or culturally bound?; 5) Must human rights be sacrificed to the demands of national security?; 6) Is globalization eroding or advancing human rights?
Cataloging source
QCL
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Ishay, Micheline
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Human rights
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Human rights
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
Label
The history of human rights : from ancient times to the globalization era : with a new preface, Micheline R. Ishay
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-430) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface to the 2008 Edition -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction
  • 1. EARLY ETHICAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO HUMAN RIGHTS -- Religious and Secular Notions of Universalism -- Liberty: The Origins of Tolerance -- Equality: Early Notions of Economic and Social Justice -- How to Promote Justice? -- Fraternity, or Human Rights for Whom?
  • 2. HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE ENLIGHTENMENT: THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LIBERAL AND SECULAR PERSPECTIVE ON HUMAN RIGHTS -- From Ancient Civilizations to the Rise of the West -- Freedom of Religion and Opinion -- The Right to Life -- The Right to Private Property -- The State and Just-War Theory -- Human Rights for Whom?
  • 3. HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE INDUSTRIAL AGE: THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SOCIALIST PERSPECTIVE ON HUMAN RIGHTS -- The Industrial Age -- Challenging the Liberal Vision of Rights -- Universal Suffrage, Economic and Social Rights -- Challenging Capitalism and the State -- Human Rights for Whom?
  • 4. THE WORLD WARS: THE INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS AND THE RIGHT TO SELF-DETERMINATION -- The End of Empires -- The Right to Self-Determination -- Institutionalizing Human Rights -- Human Rights for Whom?
  • 5. GLOBALIZATION AND ITS IMPACT ON HUMAN RIGHTS -- Globalization and Protest Movements -- Defining Rights in the Era of Globalization -- After September 11: Security versus Human Rights -- Human Rights for Whom?
  • 6. PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: THE CHANGING ARENA OF STRUGGLE -- Medievalism and the Absence of Civil Society -- The Emergence of Civil Society during the Enlightenment -- The Expansion of Civil Society in the Industrial Age -- The Anti-Colonial Struggle -- The Globalization of Civil Society? Or an Assault on the Private Realm?
  • Appendix: A Chronology of Events and Writings Related to Human Rights
Control code
ocn902015264
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
New edition
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 450 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520934917
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1wpf30
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)902015264
Label
The history of human rights : from ancient times to the globalization era : with a new preface, Micheline R. Ishay
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-430) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface to the 2008 Edition -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction
  • 1. EARLY ETHICAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO HUMAN RIGHTS -- Religious and Secular Notions of Universalism -- Liberty: The Origins of Tolerance -- Equality: Early Notions of Economic and Social Justice -- How to Promote Justice? -- Fraternity, or Human Rights for Whom?
  • 2. HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE ENLIGHTENMENT: THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LIBERAL AND SECULAR PERSPECTIVE ON HUMAN RIGHTS -- From Ancient Civilizations to the Rise of the West -- Freedom of Religion and Opinion -- The Right to Life -- The Right to Private Property -- The State and Just-War Theory -- Human Rights for Whom?
  • 3. HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE INDUSTRIAL AGE: THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SOCIALIST PERSPECTIVE ON HUMAN RIGHTS -- The Industrial Age -- Challenging the Liberal Vision of Rights -- Universal Suffrage, Economic and Social Rights -- Challenging Capitalism and the State -- Human Rights for Whom?
  • 4. THE WORLD WARS: THE INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS AND THE RIGHT TO SELF-DETERMINATION -- The End of Empires -- The Right to Self-Determination -- Institutionalizing Human Rights -- Human Rights for Whom?
  • 5. GLOBALIZATION AND ITS IMPACT ON HUMAN RIGHTS -- Globalization and Protest Movements -- Defining Rights in the Era of Globalization -- After September 11: Security versus Human Rights -- Human Rights for Whom?
  • 6. PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: THE CHANGING ARENA OF STRUGGLE -- Medievalism and the Absence of Civil Society -- The Emergence of Civil Society during the Enlightenment -- The Expansion of Civil Society in the Industrial Age -- The Anti-Colonial Struggle -- The Globalization of Civil Society? Or an Assault on the Private Realm?
  • Appendix: A Chronology of Events and Writings Related to Human Rights
Control code
ocn902015264
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
New edition
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 450 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520934917
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1wpf30
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)902015264

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