Skip to content
Cart
Register Sign in Wishlist
Moral and Political Conceptions of Human Rights

Moral and Political Conceptions of Human Rights
Implications for Theory and Practice

c.$35.99

Johan Karlsson Schaffer, Reidar Maliks, Kristen Hessler, Luise Katharina Müller, Andreas Follesdal, David Ingram, Howard Williams, Seth Mayer, Jelena Belic, Kerstin Reibold, Daniel P. Corrigan, Malcolm Langford
View all contributors
  • Publication planned for: April 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from April 2019
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316607855

c.$ 35.99
Paperback

Pre-order Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook


Looking for an evaluation copy?

This title is not currently available for evaluation. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an evaluation copy. To register your interest please contact asiamktg@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • In recent years, political philosophers have debated whether human rights are a special class of moral rights we all possess simply by virtue of our common humanity and which are universal in time and space, or whether they are essentially modern political constructs defined by the role they play in an international legal-political practice that regulates the relationship between the governments of sovereign states and their citizens. This edited volume sets out to further this debate and move it ahead by rethinking some of its fundamental premises and by applying it to new and challenging domains, such as socio-economic rights, indigenous rights, the rights of immigrants and the human rights responsibilities of corporations. Beyond the philosophy of human rights, the book has a broader relevance by contributing to key themes in the methodology of political philosophy and by addressing urgent issues in contemporary global policy making.

    • Develops the distinction between moral and political approaches to human rights, and will appeal to those who want to solve problems in how human rights are understood and justified
    • Applies contemporary human rights philosophy to urgent policy issues, which will be useful to political scientists, lawyers and philosophers who seek to solve human rights problems in emerging policy contexts
    • Uses the case of human rights to explore what role existing social practices should play in justifying normative principles, helpful to readers interested in core problems in the methodology of political theory/philosophy
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Publication planned for: April 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316607855
    • length: 315 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from April 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Expanding the debate on moral and political approaches to the philosophy of human rights Johan Karlsson Schaffer and Reidar Maliks
    Part I:
    1. Theory, politics, and practice: methodological pluralism in the philosophy of human rights Kristen Hessler
    2. The point of the practice of human rights: international concern or domestic empowerment? Johan Karlsson Schaffer
    3. Rawl's relational conception of human rights Luise Katharina Müller
    4. Theories of human rights: political or orthodox – why it matters Andreas Follesdal
    5. Mediating the theory and practice of human rights in morality and law David Ingram
    6. Kantian human rights or how the individual has come to matter in international law Howard Williams
    Part II:
    7. Human rights solidarity: moral or political? Seth Mayer
    8. When the practice gets complicated: human rights, migrants and political institutions Jelena Belic
    9. Can naturalistic theories of human rights accommodate the indigenous right to self-determination? Kerstin Reibold
    10. Political conceptions of human rights and corporate responsibility Daniel P. Corrigan
    11. Socio-economic rights: between essentialism and egalitarianism Malcolm Langford.

  • Editors

    Reidar Maliks, Universitetet i Oslo
    Reidar Maliks is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oslo, Norway. His main research interests focus on political philosophy, including human rights, constitutionalism and the philosophy of Kant.

    Johan Karlsson Schaffer, Göteborgs Universitet, Sweden
    Johan Karlsson Schaffer is an Associate Professor at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and a Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo, Norway. His main research interests are in the areas of political international theory, especially human rights and democratic theory.

    Contributors

    Johan Karlsson Schaffer, Reidar Maliks, Kristen Hessler, Luise Katharina Müller, Andreas Follesdal, David Ingram, Howard Williams, Seth Mayer, Jelena Belic, Kerstin Reibold, Daniel P. Corrigan, Malcolm Langford

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×