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Human rights : an interdisciplinary approach

Human rights : an interdisciplinary approach

Author: Michael Freeman
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity Press ; Malden, MA : Blackwell, 2002.
Series: Key concepts (Polity Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The book will appeal to students in the social sciences, as well as students of human rights law who want an introduction to the non-legal aspects of their subject. It will also be read by scholars interested in ethics and the social sciences, as well as the general reader"--

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Freeman
ISBN: 0745623557 9780745623559 0745623565 9780745623566
OCLC Number: 49285654
Description: ix, 201 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction: thinking about human rights --
Origins: the rise and fall of natural rights --
After 1945: the new age of rights --
Theories of human rights --
The role of the social sciences --
Universality, diversity and difference: culture and human rights --
Idealism, realism and repression: the politics of human rights --
Development and globalization: economics and human rights --
Conclusion: human rights in the twenty-first century.
Series Title: Key concepts (Polity Press)
Responsibility: Michael Freeman.
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Emphasizes the ways in which the experiences of victims of human rights violations are related to legal, philosophical and social-scientific approaches to human rights. By tracing history of the  Read more...


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