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Published by Cornell University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Human rights,
  • International human rights law,
  • Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights,
  • History & Theory - General,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Political Freedom & Security - Human Rights,
  • Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • International,
  • Civil rights,
  • Cultural relativism

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages336
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7849229M
ISBN 100801487765
ISBN 109780801487767

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Cornell University Press fosters a culture of broad and sustained inquiry through the publication of scholarship that is engaged, influential, and of lasting significance. Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice by Jack Donnelly | Paperback | Cornell University Press. Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice is just such a book. Donnelly's interpretations are clear and argued with zest."--American Political Science Review "This wide-ranging book looks at 3/5(9). Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice Book Description: In the third edition of his classic work, revised extensively and updated to include recent developments on the international scene, Jack Donnelly explains and defends a richly interdisciplinary account of human rights as universal rights.   Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice is just such a book. Donnelly's interpretations are clear and argued with zest." * American Political Science Review * "This wide-ranging book looks at all aspects of human rights, drawing on political theory, sociology, and international relations as well as international law."/5(23).

Since publication of the first edition in , Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice has justified Donnelly's claim that "conceptual clarity, the fruit of sound theory, can facilitate action. At the very least it can help to unmask the arguments of dictators and their allies PDF."". He shows that any conception of human rights—and the idea of human rights itself—is historically specific and contingent. Since publication of the first edition in , Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice has justified Donnelly's claim that "conceptual clarity, the fruit of sound theory. Since publication of the first edition in , Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice has justified Donnelly's claim that "conceptual clarity, the fruit of sound theory, can facilitate action. At the very least it can help to unmask the arguments of dictators and their allies."Cited by: Jack Donnelly’s Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice (3 rd Ed., ) is a fundamental text for those studying any area of human rights. Starting out by establishing a basic understanding of what “human rights” means, Donnelly leads up to his main premise that human rights are equal, inalienable, and universal, even with considerations of cross-cultural relativism.