Micheline R. Ishay
Published April 20, 2007
Textbook - 592 Pages
ISBN 9780415951609 - CAT# RT19872
Published April 26, 2007
Textbook - 592 Pages
ISBN 9780415951593 - CAT# RT19871
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The second edition of The Human Rights Reader presents a dramatically revised organization and updated selections, including pieces on globalization and the war on terrorism. Each part of the Reader corresponds to five historical phases in the history of human rights and explores for each the arguments, debates, and issues of inclusiveness central to those eras. This edition is the most comprehensive and up-to-date collection of essays, speeches, and documents from historical and contemporary sources, all of which are now placed in context with Micheline Ishay’s substantial introduction to the reader as a whole and valuable introductions to each part and chapter.
Introduction: Human Rights: Historical and Contemporary Controversies Part 1: The Origins: Secular, Asian and Monotheistic Traditions Part 2: The Legacy of Liberalism and the Enlightenment Part 3: The Socialist Contribution and the Industrial Age Part 4: The Right to Self-Determination and the Imperial Age Part 5: Human Rights in the Era of Globalization Part 6: Human Rights and Legal Documents: A Brief Historical Narrative
"A wonderfully edited collection that deepens our understanding of why human rights should be deeply inscribed in our moral and political imagination."
—Richard A. Falk, Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice, Emeritus, Princeton University; Visiting Professor, Global Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
"Following her masterly History of Human Rights: From Ancient Times to the Era of Globalization, Micheline Ishay now presents us with an extraordinarily rich, original, and illuminating compilation of sources on the history and philosophy of human rights. Insightful introductions to each part provide the appropriate historical context. A ‘must’ for courses on human rights."
—David Kretzmer, Professor of International Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster
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