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Civil liberties

Author: C A Gearty
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: Clarendon law series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book traces the origins of the term 'civil liberties', unpicking its various layers of meaning and explaining what it has come to mean today. It provides a fresh, clear, and stimulating approach to civil liberties by tying the law and practice of the subject firmly to democratic and political rights."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C A Gearty
ISBN: 9780199236169 019923616X 0199283001 9780199283002
OCLC Number: 84150769
Description: xxiv, 214 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Renewing civil liberties --Theoretical foundations --
Democratic freedom and national insecurity --
The right to vote --
The prohibition on torture and the rights to life and security of the person --
The rights to liberty and due process --
The right to freedom of expression --
The right to freedom of association --
Civil liberties beyond the nation state --
Protecting political freedom.
Series Title: Clarendon law series.
Responsibility: Conor Gearty.
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