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Grounding human rights in a pluralist world

Author: Grace Y Kao
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, 2011
Series: Advancing human rights
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the strengths and weaknesses of contending interpretations while also exploring the political liberalism of John Rawls and others, and the Capability Approach as spearheaded by Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Grace Y Kao
ISBN: 9781589017337 1589017331
OCLC Number: 770868521
Notes: One. Prolegomena to any philosophical defense of human rights. Two. The maximalist challenge to human rights justification. Three. An enforcement-centered approach to human rights with special reference to John Rawls. Four. Consensus-based approaches to human rights. Five. The capability approach to human rights. Six. Grounding human rights in a pluralist world
Description: viii, 239 p.
Contents: One --
Prolegomena to any philosophical defense of human rights --
Two --
The maximalist challenge to human rights justification --
Three --
An enforcement-centered approach to human rights with special reference to John Rawls --
Four --
Consensus-based approaches to human rights --
Five --
The capability approach to human rights --
Six --
Grounding human rights in a pluralist world.
Series Title: Advancing human rights
Responsibility: Grace Y. Kao

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