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Limiting Sovereignty

Henry Shue

in Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199267217
eISBN:
9780191601118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267219.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Employs historical analysis and philosophical reasoning to argue that sovereignty is inherently limited. The writings of classical theorists such as Grotius and Vattel indicate that aspirations to ... More


Three Approaches to Global Health Care Justice: Rejecting the Positive/Negative Rights Distinction

George F. DeMartino and Jonathan D. Moyer

in International Development and Human Aid: Principles, Norms and Institutions for the Global Sphere

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414470
eISBN:
9781474427005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414470.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter presents three cosmopolitan approaches to global health care justice: Thomas Pogge's negative duties based approach, Gillian Brock's minimal needs view, and Henry Shue's model of basic ... More


Security as a Basic Right (After 9/11)

Jeremy Waldron

in Global Basic Rights

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199604388
eISBN:
9780191803567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199604388.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter addresses the question of whether we should give up any of our rights for the sake of security. It considers the notion that security might be a precondition for enjoying any rights at ... More


Shue on Rights and Duties*

Thomas Pogge

in Global Basic Rights

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199604388
eISBN:
9780191803567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199604388.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyses the stages of Shue’s argument in Basic Rights, which starts from the premise that human beings have moral rights, specifically claim rights in Hohfeld’s sense. This premise ... More


Introduction: Basic Rights and Beyond

Charles R. Beitz and Robert E. Goodin (eds)

in Global Basic Rights

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199604388
eISBN:
9780191803567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199604388.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter begins with an overview of Henry Shue’s seminal work on political philosophy, Basic Rights. It characterizes the important central argument of the book and poses some ... More


AUTONOMY RIGHTS

William Talbott

in Which Rights Should Be Universal?

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195173475
eISBN:
9780199835331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195173473.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter, Talbott explains the development of autonomy rights as a response to the failure of paternalistic defenses of autocracy (e.g., Plato’s Republic and the Marxist dictatorships of the ... More


Another Turn of the Wheel?: Basic Rights in International Society

Andrew Hurrell

in Global Basic Rights

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199604388
eISBN:
9780191803567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199604388.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter begins by situating Shue’s analysis of basic rights within the broader development of a liberal solidarist conception of international society, especially as this was understood in the ... More


Global Basic Rights

Charles R. Beitz and Robert E. Goodin (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199604388
eISBN:
9780191803567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199604388.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

Politically, as well as philosophically, concerns with human rights have permeated many of the most important debates on social justice worldwide for fully a half-century. Henry Shue’s 1980 book on ... More


Are There Any Basic Rights?*

Judith Lichtenberg

in Global Basic Rights

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199604388
eISBN:
9780191803567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199604388.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

In Basic Rights Shue argued that subsistence rights — rights to a minimum level of well-being, sometimes called welfare rights or economic rights — are on a par with rights to physical security, ... More


Unthinking the Ticking Bomb*

David Luban

in Global Basic Rights

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199604388
eISBN:
9780191803567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199604388.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyses the ‘ticking bomb scenario’ (TBS), which is frequently used to justify torture. Topics covered include myth and fact in the TBS; the TBS and the innocent victim; the evils of ... More


Human Rights, Responsibilities, and Climate Change*

Simon Caney

in Global Basic Rights

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199604388
eISBN:
9780191803567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199604388.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

Shue’s analysis of climate change makes very little use of the concept of rights in general, and basic rights in particular. This chapter suggests that a rights-centred approach provides a fruitful ... More


On Rights and Institutions

Christian Reus-Smit

in Global Basic Rights

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199604388
eISBN:
9780191803567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199604388.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter takes Henry Shue’s two ideas on rights and turns them to new purposes. The first idea comes from his oft-quoted article, ‘Mediating Duties’. Shue believes that we ought to look to ... More


No Borders, No Bystanders: Developing Individual and Institutional Capacities for Global Moral Responsibility*

Neta C. Crawford

in Global Basic Rights

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199604388
eISBN:
9780191803567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199604388.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter begins with a discussion of three related discourses on moral responsibility. The first is an argument over whether we are obliged to act to help distant others, and if so, just exactly ... More


The Alleged Dichotomy Between Positive and Negative Rights and Duties*

Elizabeth Ashford

in Global Basic Rights

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199604388
eISBN:
9780191803567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199604388.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter reinforces two of Shue’s principal arguments against the existence of a fundamental distinction between liberty rights and welfare rights, such that only the former are genuine human ... More


The Ticking Bomb Hypothetical

Marcia Baron

in Confronting Torture: Essays on the Ethics, Legality, History, and Psychology of Torture Today

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226529387
eISBN:
9780226529554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226529554.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Recent literature arguing for, or reaffirming, the impermissibility of torture has deplored the ticking bomb hypothetical and its frequent invocation. Examples of such arguments are found in the work ... More


Global Power and Economic Justice

Richard W. Miller

in Global Basic Rights

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199604388
eISBN:
9780191803567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199604388.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

Henry Shue’s Basic Rights is an especially influential, enduring, and insightful effort in the quest to alleviate global poverty. But despite admiration for the resourcefulness and insight of Shue ... More


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