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Modern African Childhoods: Does Law Matter?

Julia Sloth-Nielsen

in Law and Childhood Studies: Current Legal Issues Volume 14

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199652501
eISBN:
9780191739217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652501.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Family Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter poses a question often aimed at lawyers, especially when they straddle a culturally diverse and contested terrain of human experience, such as the role of children and families in ... More


Relating to the Subjects of Human Rights: The Culture of Agency in Human Rights Discourse

Sally Engle Merry

in Law and Anthropology: Current Legal Issues Volume 12

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199580910
eISBN:
9780191723025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580910.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

The notion of agency is deeply enshrined in human rights discourse. This chapter argues that human rights discourse, particularly with reference to women, relies on a particular understanding of ... More


Protecting Human Rights: Instruments and Institutions

Tom Campbell, Jeffrey Goldsworthy, and Adrienne Stone (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199264063
eISBN:
9780191718304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264063.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This volume addresses two issues surrounding human rights in both law and politics. First, it considers the content and form of human rights. What is and what is not to be counted as a human right, ... More


On the Limits of Rights

Andrei Marmor

in Law in the Age of Pluralism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195338478
eISBN:
9780199855360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338478.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter focuses on one analytical conception of rights, called “The Interest Theory of Rights”. It presents two interesting conclusions that follow from it concerning the appropriate limits of ... More


Introduction

Rosemary Foot

in Rights Beyond Borders: The Global Community and the Struggle over Human Rights in China

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297765
eISBN:
9780191599279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297769.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Starts by looking at the reality of the attitude of the global community to China (in view of its past human rights record) and shows how the normative concern for human rights has influenced the ... More


Interpreting the Minimum

Katharine G. Young

in Constituting Economic and Social Rights

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641932
eISBN:
9780191746086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641932.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The pressure that legal institutions face in interpreting economic and social rights is often expressed as the pressure to determine the minimum content of each right. This chapter discusses attempts ... More


The Rights Discourse

in Discourse and Knowledge: The Making of Enlightenment Sociology

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238058
eISBN:
9781846312960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238058.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses the rights discourse generated by debates about violence and the political survival of society. First, it describes the historical framework within which the violence debates ... More


The Cultivation of Resentment: Treaty Rights and the New Right

Jeffrey R. Dudas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758093
eISBN:
9780804779654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758093.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This is an examination of how grassroots conservative activists use rights discourse to pursue their political goals. It argues that conservative activists engage in frequent and sincere ... More


A Human Rights Contribution to Hinduism and a Hindu Contribution to Human Rights

Arvind Sharma

in Hinduism and Human Rights: A Conceptual Approach

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195665857
eISBN:
9780199082025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195665857.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter begins with a discussion of the concept of ‘human rights’ itself and then examines how viewing Hindu ethical discourse from this perspective might enrich the discourse on Hinduism. It ... More


Introduction: Crisis Discourse and Sociology

in Discourse and Knowledge: The Making of Enlightenment Sociology

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238058
eISBN:
9781846312960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238058.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Part II presents an analysis of the construction of sociology within the context of the discourse of modernity, focusing on the early modern rights discourse and the construction of Enlightenment ... More


Argument by Negative Rights

Arvind Sharma

in Are Human Rights Western?: A Contribution to the Dialogue of Civilizations

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679489
eISBN:
9780199081714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679489.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the argument by negative rights in light of the claim that human rights are Western. In other words, human rights are Western in the sense that negative rights tend to be ... More


Hinduism and Human Rights Discourse

Arvind Sharma

in Hinduism and Human Rights: A Conceptual Approach

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195665857
eISBN:
9780199082025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195665857.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Chapter 1 argued that conceptions of human rights can be recognized within Hinduism, once the categories which correspond to them in the Hindu tradition are identified. One must now contend with the ... More


Sexual Rights: Inventing a Concept, Mapping an International Practice

Richard Parker, Regina Maria Barbosa, and Peter Aggleton

in Framing the Sexual Subject: The Politics of Gender, Sexuality, and Power

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520218369
eISBN:
9780520922754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520218369.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter addresses some questions that are related to global political processes and struggles for reproductive and sexual rights. It argues that sexual rights can be described as the newest ... More


The Constitutionalization of the World Trade Organization: Legitimacy, Democracy, and Community in the International Trading System

Deborah Z. Cass

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199285846
eISBN:
9780191713798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285846.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Private International Law

This is a book about the constitutionalization of the World Trade Organization, and the contemporary development of institutional forms and democratic ideas associated with constitutionalism within ... More


The Cultivation of Resentment: Rights in the Theater of Culture War

in The Cultivation of Resentment: Treaty Rights and the New Right

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758093
eISBN:
9780804779654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758093.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter concludes and expands the theoretical scope of the study. It contends that the special-rights talk employed by anti-treaty-rights activists draws from a more general resentment of the ... More


Human Rights and the Moral Imagination: Becoming Liberal in the Norte de Potosí

in Dilemmas of Modernity: Bolivian Encounters with Law and Liberalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759816
eISBN:
9780804769884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759816.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the complex interconnections between law, a renewed liberalism, and modernity, by focusing on the coming of human rights discourse to Alonso de Ibañez. Human rights discourse ... More


The Caste System (<i>Varṇa, Jāti</i>) and Human Rights

Arvind Sharma

in Hinduism and Human Rights: A Conceptual Approach

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195665857
eISBN:
9780199082025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195665857.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter shows how the caste system can be brought into relationship with human rights through the twin concepts of varṇa and jāti. The concept of varṇa can be viewed as a system of balancing ... More


Conclusion: Imagining a Post-State Human Rights Discourse

Oche Onazi

in Human Rights from Community: A Rights-Based Approach to Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748654673
eISBN:
9780748693870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748654673.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The conclusion provides a summary of the argument of the book by reflecting on the implications of situating community within human rights discourse. It discusses how the commitment to observe ... More


Political Theory and Global Climate Change

Steve Vanderheiden (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262220842
eISBN:
9780262285445
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262220842.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Climate change will shape the political, economic, and cultural landscape as surely as it shapes the natural landscape. It challenges our existing political institutions, ethical theories, and ways ... More


“Becoming Visible”: Italian Women and Their Male Co-Citizens in the Liberal State

Sabina Donati (ed.)

in A Political History of National Citizenship and Identity in Italy, 1861-1950

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804784511
eISBN:
9780804787338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784511.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

“Becoming Visible”: Italian Women and Their Male Co-Citizens in the Liberal State


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