Keeping Faith with Human Rights Hardback

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Keeping Faith with Human Rights

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The human rights regime is one of modernity's great civilizing triumphs. From the formal promulgation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 to the subsequent embrace of this declaration by the newly independent states of Africa, human rights have emerged as the primary discourse of global politics and as an increasingly prominent category in the international and domestic legal system. But throughout their history, human rights have endured sustained attempts at disenfranchisement. In this provocative study, Linda Hogan defends human rights language while simultaneously re-envisioning its future. Avoiding problematic claims about shared universal values, Hogan draws on the constructivist strand of political philosophy to argue for a three-pronged conception of human rights: as requirements for human flourishing, as necessary standards of human community, and as the basis for emancipatory politics. In the process, she shows that it is theoretically possible and politically necessary for theologians to keep faith with human rights.
Indeed, the Christian tradition -- the wellspring of many of the ethical commitments considered central to human rights -- must embrace its vital role in the project.

Keeping Faith with Human Rights by Linda Hogan was published by Georgetown University Press in September 2015. The ISBN for Keeping Faith with Human Rights is 9781626162327.

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Page last updated 31st August 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherGeorgetown University Press (September 2015)
Number of Pages248
Thickness18 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4336425
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