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Rejecting rights

Author: Sonu Bedi
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: Contemporary political theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The language of rights is ubiquitous. It shapes the way we construct our debates over issues such as abortion, affirmative action, and sexual freedom. This provocative new study challenges the very concept of rights, arguing that they jeopardize our liberty and undermine democratic debate. By re-conceptualizing our ideas about limited government, it suggests that we can limit the reasons or rationales on which the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sonu Bedi
ISBN: 9780521518284 0521518288 9780521732154 0521732158
OCLC Number: 261177128
Description: xiii, 205 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Rights --
Justification in theory --
Justification in practice.
Series Title: Contemporary political theory.
Responsibility: Sonu Bedi.

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