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

Edited by: Reidar Maliks, Johan Karlsson Schaffer

ISBN13: 9781316607855
To be Published: December 2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2017)
Price: £23.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781107153974



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.

Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Jurisprudence
Contents:
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. Beyond 'moral' vs 'political': Rawl's relational conception of human rights Luise Katharina Muller
4. Theories of human rights: institutional 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: moral 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.