Fragile Freedoms: The Global Struggle for Human Rights by Steven LecceFragile Freedoms: The Global Struggle for Human Rights by Steven Lecce

Fragile Freedoms: The Global Struggle for Human Rights

EditorSteven Lecce, Neil McArthur, Arthur Schafer

Paperback | April 4, 2017

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This book is based upon a lecture series inaugurating the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights that took place in Winnipeg, Canada between September 2013 and May 2014. Fragile Freedoms brings together some of the most influential contemporary thinkers on the theory and practice of humanrights. The first two chapters, by Anthony Grayling and Steven Pinker, are primarily historical: they trace the emergence of human rights to a particular time and place, and they try to show how that emergence changed the world for the better. The next two chapters, by Martha Nussbaum and Kwame AnthonyAppiah, are normative arguments about the philosophical foundations of human rights. The final three chapters, by John Borrows, Baroness Helena Kennedy, and Germaine Greer, are innovative applications of human rights to indigenous peoples, globalization and international law, and women. Wide ranging in its philosophical perspectives and implications, this volume is an indispensable contribution to the contemporary thinking on the rights that must be safeguarded for all people.
Steven Lecce teaches political theory in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Manitoba, where he is also Associate Dean of Arts. His research is primarily concerned with contemporary theories of social and distributive justice, and the ethical bases of the liberal-democratic state. He is the author of Against Perfec...
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Title:Fragile Freedoms: The Global Struggle for Human RightsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:April 4, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190227192

ISBN - 13:9780190227197

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