The Human Rights Reader: Major Political Writings, Essays, Speeches, and Documents from the Bible to the Present

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Micheline Ishay
Psychology Press, 1997 - 518 Seiten
In every age there have been voices speaking out against oppression, voices that refuse to be silenced and that, whether through peaceful reform or violent revolution, lead the way to the liberation and transformation of society. Today, from the International Women's Conference, to Amnesty International and the debate over humanitarian intervention, global interest in human rights is strong and growing. This anthology provides the first comprehensive historical perspective on human rights, covering influential figures, ideals, movements and strategies. The Human Rights Reader explores the changing concept and practice of human rights through the writings of religious humanists, classical and modern thinkers, major legal documents, political speeches, key theoretical approaches, philosophical works and issues of contemporary relevance. Gathered from a variety of disciplines and sources, Micheline Ishay has selected readings to reflect the range and depth of the human rights debate across cultures and history. Beginning with the early origins of human rights, she follows the debate through the Enlightenment, the Industrial Age, the World Wars and anti-imperialist struggles. Several selections illustrate how the debate has been picked up by new social movements, such as environmentalists and gay rights advocates. Visionaries, activists, and politicians have disagreed on how to achieve or even define human rights, sometimes working together and sometimes in opposition. This reader provides a comparative overview from which to examine not only the debate, but how rights were gained or lost. As such, it offers us lessons for the present and hope for the future.--Publisher description.
 

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The human rights reader: major political writings, essays, speeches, and documents from the Bible to the present

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Ishay (Graduate Sch. of International Studies and director of the human rights program, Univ. of Denver) takes a historical approach to human-rights literature in this book. Her introduction ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

Ictrsdoction ciii
1
Description of a Bodhisaitva
4
Instructions for Delegates to the Geneva Congress
7
Repuhlic c 400 B C E
10
Pblitics c 384322 B C E
19
The 1aws 52 B C E
23
Discourses c 135
35
The City of God 413426
37
The French Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen 1789
138
The Declaration of the Rights of Woman 1790
140
The Rights of Woman 1792
147
On Property Rights 1793
158
Perpctual Prace 1795
160
Meiaphysics of Morals 1797161
161
What is Proprrty oe An Inquiry into the Principle of Right and Government 1840
175
The Principle of Federalism 1863
184

The Koran c 632
42
Magna Charta 1215
56
Saint Thomas Aquinas Summa Theologica 12651273
58
In Defense of the Indians c 1548
65
On 1aws of War and Prace 1625
73
The Leviathan 1652
84
Habeas Corpus Act 1679
89
The English Bill of Rights 1689
91
The Secand Treatise of the Statt of Nature 1690
93
Judgement on Perpctual Prace 1756
110
On the Geneva Manuscript or the first draft of The Social Contract 1762
114
Trratise on Crimes and Punishments 1766
119
The United States Declaration of Independence 1776
127
African Slavery in America 1775
130
The Rights of Man 1792
134
On the Jewish Question 1843
189
The Communist Mamfesto 1848
199
The Universal Suffrage 1850
201
Critique of the Gotha Programme 1891
211
The Origins of the Family 1884
219
Women and Socialism 1883
226
Five Fables about Human Rights 1993
233
GaysJustice Millian Arguments for Gay Rights 1988
247
Staying Alive Development Ecology and Women 1989
253
Rhoda E Howard and Jack Donnelly Liberalism and Human
268
The Universalism of the Left 1996
277
The National Question and Autonomy 1909
290
The Fourteen Points Address 1918
299
Polish Minority Treaty 1919
307
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Über den Autor (1997)

Micheline Ishay is Professor at the Graduate School of International Studies at University of Denver, where she is Director of the human rights program. She has been a Visiting Professor at The University of Tel Aviv, the University of Maryland, and as Lady Davis Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and speaks regularly on a variety of human rights and foreign policy issues. Ishay is the author or editor of The History of Human Rights (2004), The Nationalism Reader (1999), and Internationalism and Its Betrayal (1995).

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