Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778
enquiries@wildy.com

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 21 No 10 Oct/Nov 2016

Book of the Month

Cover of Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims

Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims

Price: £99.95

Pupillage & Student Offers

Special Discounts for Pupils, Newly Called & Students

Read More ...


Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online

Read More...


Human Rights and their Limits


ISBN13: 9780521125239
Published: December 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £29.99



This is a Print On Demand Title.
The publisher will print a copy to fulfill your order. Books can take between 1 to 3 weeks. Looseleaf titles between 1 to 2 weeks.

Human Rights and Their Limits shows that the concept of human rights has developed in waves: each call for rights served the purpose of social groups that tried to stop further proliferation of rights once their own goals were reached. While defending the universality of human rights as norms of behavior, Osiatyński admits that the philosophy on human rights does not need to be universal.

Instead he suggests that the enjoyment of social rights should be contingent upon the recipient’s contribution to society. He calls for a ‘soft universalism’ that will not impose rights on others but will share the experience of freedom and help the victims of violations. Although a state of unlimited democracy threatens rights, the excess of rights can limit resources indispensable for democracy.

This book argues that, although rights are a prerequisite of freedom, they should be balanced with other values that are indispensable for social harmony and personal happiness.

  • Offers a comprehensive review of many debates about human rights
  • Each chapter ends with original and unorthodox conclusions
  • Affirmative about human rights and their universality, the book calls for modesty in the application of the concept

Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Contents:
1. A short history of human rights;
2. Rights and democracy;
3. Rights and needs;
4. Rights and cultures;
5. Human rights and other values.