Global Basic Rights

Paperback | August 15, 2011

EditorCharles R. Beitz, Robert E. Goodin

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Politically as well as philosophically, concerns with human rights have permeated many of the most important debates on social justice worldwide for fully a half-century. Henry Shue's 1980 book on Basic Rights proved to be a pioneering contribution to those debates, and one that continues toelicit both critical and constructive comment. Global Basic Rights brings together many of the most influential contemporary writers in political philosophy and international relations-Charles R. Beitz, Robert E. Goodin, Christian Reus-Smit, Andrew Hurrell, Judith Lichtenberg, Elizabeth Ashford,Thomas Pogge, Neta C. Crawford, Richard W. Miller, David Luban, Jeremy Waldron, and Simon Caney-to explore some of the most challenging theoretical and practical questions that Shue's work provokes. These range from the question of the responsibilities of the global rich to redress severe poverty tothe permissibility of using torture to gain information to fight international terrorism. The contributors explore the continuing value of the idea of 'basic rights' in understanding moral challenges as diverse as child labor and global climate change.

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Politically as well as philosophically, concerns with human rights have permeated many of the most important debates on social justice worldwide for fully a half-century. Henry Shue's 1980 book on Basic Rights proved to be a pioneering contribution to those debates, and one that continues toelicit both critical and constructive commen...

Charles Beitz has written books and articles in global political theory (Political Theory and International Relations, rev. ed. Princeton UP 1999) and democratic theory (Political Equality, Princeton UP 1989) and author of The Idea of Human Rights (OUP 2009). He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and is a member of the American Academy of...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.67 inPublished:August 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Charles R. Beitz and Robert E. Goodin: Introduction: Basic Rights and Beyond2. Christian Reus-Smit: On Rights and Institutions3. Andrew Hurrell: Another Turn of the Wheel?4. Judith Lichtenberg: Are There Any Basic Rights?5. Elizabeth Ashford: The Alleged Dichotomy Between Positive and Negative Duties of Justice6. Thomas Pogge: Shue on Rights and Duties7. Neta C. Crawford: No Borders, No Bystanders: Developing Individual and Institutional Capacities for Global Moral Responsibility8. Richard W. Miller: Global Power and Economic Justice9. David Luban: Unthinking the Ticking Bomb10. Jeremy Waldron: Security as a Basic Right (After 9/11)11. Simon Caney: Human Rights, Responsibilities, and Climate ChangeIndex