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Vol 24 No 9 Sept/Oct 2019

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Civil Rights: Rethinking their Natural Foundation (Cambridge Studies on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties)


ISBN13: 9781108736947
Published: August 2019
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
Price: £22.99



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All of us are entitled to the protections of law against violence, to a high quality education, to decent employment that respects our dignity, and to necessary assistance with our caregiving. Our civil rights are our rights to the protections of ordinary law - not constitutional law, and not only antidiscrimination law - that will ensure that we can participate in civil society, and hence lead flourishing lives. In this innovative work, Robin L. West looks back to nineteenth-century Civil Rights Acts to argue that the point of civil rights law is not only non-discrimination, but also to assure that all of us receive the protection of legal rights that promote human flourishing. Since the 1960s, Supreme Court decisions on civil rights issues have focused on non-discrimination and thus have 'hollowed out' this broader meaning of civil rights law. This book reconceives civil rights as a set of legal guarantees that all will be included in the legal, political, economic and social projects central to civil society.

Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Contents:
Introduction
1. The antidiscrimination principle and its discontents
2. Residues of injustice: formal equality and civil rights
3. Toward a jurisprudence of civil rights
4. A frayed quilt: our lost, imperfect, and unimagined civil rights
5. Protecting rights to enter: constitutional rights and civil rights in conflict
Conclusion