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Constitutional Rights

Carl Wellman

in The Moral Dimensions of Human Rights

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199744787
eISBN:
9780199827138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744787.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that in most national legal systems, human rights ought to be recognized as constitutional rights to give them maximum protection. Moreover, they ought to be entrenched in a ... More


Legislative Recognition and Implementation

Carl Wellman

in The Moral Dimensions of Human Rights

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199744787
eISBN:
9780199827138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744787.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter assesses the legislative recognition of human rights. Basal human rights ought to be recognized and entrenched in a written constitution in order to protect them more firmly. But derived ... More


Rights to Assisted Dying

Penney Lewis

in Assisted Dying and Legal Change

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199212873
eISBN:
9780191707063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212873.003.2
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Medical Law

There have been unsuccessful attempts to use constitutionally entrenched rights claims to challenge criminal prohibitions on assisted suicide in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. ... More


The Egalitarian Principle of Fundamental Justice

ALAN BRUDNER

in Constitutional Goods

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199225798
eISBN:
9780191706516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225798.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the conception of public reason underlying the egalitarian constitutional paradigm. That conception is mutual concern by all citizens for their success in leading lives of ... More


Constitutional Rights and Common Law

T. R. S. Allan

in Law, Liberty, and Justice: The Legal Foundations of British Constitutionalism

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259916
eISBN:
9780191682025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259916.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The dogma of parliamentary sovereignty, and the absence of a higher or fundamental law to which legislation must conform, has tempted many commentators to deny the existence of constitutional rights ... More


Cultural Attitudes and the “Traditional Medicines Paradox”: Evidence from Ghana and the Philippines

Joan Costa-Font and Azusa Sato

in Social Economics: Current and Emerging Avenues

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035651
eISBN:
9780262337915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035651.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Traditional medicines continue to be widely used worldwide despite the increasing availability of modern medicines. We term this phenomenon the ‘traditional medicines paradox’. We investigate a ... More


Conclusion

Pierre Pestieau and Mathieu Lefebvre

in The Welfare State in Europe: Economic and Social Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198817055
eISBN:
9780191858673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817055.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This final chapter recaps the main problems facing the welfare states in Europe and insists on the need for reform. The acquired right issue but also the opposing views on what should be a welfare ... More


Introduction

Ron Mallon

in The Construction of Human Kinds

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198755678
eISBN:
9780191816796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755678.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Social constructionist accounts explain by appeal to human mental states, decisions, culture, or social practices. Thus understood, social constructionist explanations are common in the social ... More


Social Roles that Matter

Ron Mallon

in The Construction of Human Kinds

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198755678
eISBN:
9780191816796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755678.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Beginning with an account of social roles, Mallon sketches a set of causal pathways that, if realized, could make category constructionist explanations of causally powerful kinds true and whose ... More


Mississippi Missions

Randall Balmer

in Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America, 25th Anniversary edition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199360468
eISBN:
9780190258252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199360468.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents the author's account of the struggle against both the entrenched racism of the old Confederacy and the social apathy that continues to grip American evangelicals in Mississippi. ... More


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