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Constituting human rights : global civil society and the society of democratic states

Author: Mervyn Frost
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What counts as ethical conduct in world affairs?" "Global civil society and the society of democratic states are the two most inclusive and powerful global practices of our time. In this book Mervyn Frost claims that, without an understanding of the role that individual human rights play in these practices, no adequate understanding of any major feature of contemporary world politics from 'globalization' to 'new  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mervyn Frost
ISBN: 0415272270 9780415272278
OCLC Number: 48517508
Description: 161 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Individual rights in world politics: central not marginal --
3. Foundational practices --
4. Individual rights in conflict?: civilians versus citizens --
5. Civil society: the space for global politics --
6. Rights in the system of democratic and democratizing state --
7. Civilians and citizens: compatible rights.
Responsibility: Mervyn Frost.
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The author claims that without an understanding of the role that individual human rights play in global civil society and the society of democratic states, no adequate understanding of any major  Read more...

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"Frost makes a carefully argued case for the importance of human rights, a case that needs to be read in full to be fully appreciated.."-American Political Science Review

 
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