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Excusing Crime

Jeremy Horder

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199225781
eISBN:
9780191715174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225781.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book examines the gradual emancipation of the individual in national and international law and the changing social attitudes towards personal choice in constituting identity. It demonstrates ... More


Personal Freedom, Personal Responsibility, and their Democratic Reconciliation

THOMAS M. FRANCK

in The Empowered Self: Law and Society in the Age of Individualism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199248094
eISBN:
9780191707766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248094.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations, Human Rights and Immigration

This study has focused on the emerging right of individuals autonomously to design their personal identities by deliberately and freely selecting from among a range of options. It has sought to ... More


The Empowered Self: Law and Society in the Age of Individualism

Thomas Franck

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199248094
eISBN:
9780191707766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248094.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations, Human Rights and Immigration

This book examines the gradual emancipation of the individual in national and international law and the changing social attitudes towards personal choice in constituting identity. It demonstrates ... More


THEMATIC THREADS

LLOYD WHITESELL

in The Music of Joni Mitchell

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195307993
eISBN:
9780199864003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307993.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter takes a sweeping view of poetic themes, focusing on a favorite thematic preoccupation — personal freedom — as explored by way of potent symbols of confinement, the journey quest, ... More


Individualism and the Emotions

Theodore Zeldin

in France 1848–1945: Volume Two: Intellect, Taste and Anxiety

Published in print:
1977
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198221258
eISBN:
9780191678424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221258.003.0016
Subject:
History, European Modern History

For most of this period, France was distinguished among nations for the personal freedom enjoyed by the individual and for a considerable amount of mutual tolerance. Private liberty was one of the ... More


Problems of Restraint and Time

Judith Farbey, R. J. Sharpe, and Simon Atrill

in The Law of Habeas Corpus

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199248247
eISBN:
9780191725241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248247.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter considers the possibility of using habeas corpus to question the legality of a number of restraints less severe than actual custody. It argues that to avoid ‘watering down’ the remedy of ... More


Liberty for All: Reclaiming Individual Privacy in a New Era of Public Morality

Elizabeth Price Foley

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109832
eISBN:
9780300134995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109832.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

In the opening chapter of this book, the author writes, “The slow, steady, and silent subversion of the Constitution has been a revolution that Americans appear to have slept through, unaware that ... More


The Place of Capitalism in Pursuit of Human Rights in Globalized Relationships of States

Mohsen al Attar and Ciaron Murnane

in Globalization, International Law, and Human Rights

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198074151
eISBN:
9780199080830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074151.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The world economy is firmly within the grip of capitalist economic ideology, specifically its competitive predisposition, while collective global consciousness is dominated by a unified commitment to ... More


The Counterculture: Left Meets Right

Rebecca E. Klatch

in A Generation Divided: The New Left, the New Right, and the 1960s

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217133
eISBN:
9780520922341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217133.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter analyzes how and why the counterculture divided activists within SDS and YAF, at the same time that it brought the worlds of the left and right together. It explains that the use of ... More


The ambiguity of democracy

Katherine Fierlbeck

in Globalizing Democracy: Power, Legitimacy and the Interpretation of Democratic Ideas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719049958
eISBN:
9781781701416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719049958.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter explores some of the philosophical debates underlying democracy. It also describes the current controversies within the field of democratic theory. Accountability is an integral aspect ... More


“Man Is Neither Wood Nor Stone”: Top-Down Moral Education in Douglass’s Liberalism

Nicholas Buccola

in The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass: In Pursuit of American Liberty

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787113
eISBN:
9780814725405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787113.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines Douglass's understanding of the proper role of the state in educating its citizens in a way that is supportive of freedom and virtue. Douglass recognized the importance of ... More


“American” Individualism, Variations on a Theme: or, Self-Reliance, Transformed!

AnaLouise Keating

in Transformation Now!: Toward a Post-Oppositional Politics of Change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037849
eISBN:
9780252095115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037849.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter investigates and revises conventional models of individualism and personal selfhood. Given the central roles Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau have played in constructing an ... More


Zhuangzi and the Happy Fish

Roger T. Ames and Takahiro Nakajima (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846831
eISBN:
9780824868185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846831.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This volume of essays constitutes an attempt by a community of international scholars to provide their own exegesis of one of the most frequently rehearsed anecdotes of the Zhuangzi that is often ... More


Ethical dilemmas in caring for people with complex disabilities

Keith Andrews

in Ethics: Contemporary challenges in health and social care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347558
eISBN:
9781447302216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347558.003.0016
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter examines ethical dilemmas in caring for people with complex disabilities. Complex disabilities can result in a diverse range and combination of physical, cognitive, and behavioural ... More


Respecting Patient Autonomy: From Non-Interference to Empathy

Jodi Halpern

in From Detached Concern to Empathy: Humanizing Medical Practice

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195111194
eISBN:
9780190267728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195111194.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the moral implications of implementing empathy versus patient autonomy. Patients' rights have evolved to include, among other things, the right for the patient to refuse ... More


Feminism Without Freedom

Ellen Willis

in No More Nice Girls: Countercultural Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680795
eISBN:
9781452949000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680795.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the debate over whether the demands for independence, personal and sexual freedom, the right to pursue happiness that have set the tone of feminism’s second wave are the cutting ... More


Under the Cuban Flag Notions of Indigeneity at the End of the Nineteenth Century

Peter Hume

in Displacements and Transformations in Caribbean Cultures

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032184
eISBN:
9780813038766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032184.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses how narratives of national sovereignty, personal freedom, and pro-indigenous movements were appropriated and deployed, for the benefit of the U.S. imperialist thrust and ... More


Staging the Doi Moi Generation and the Treasures of Vietnamese Tradition

Catherine Diamond

in Communities of Imagination: Contemporary Southeast Asian Theatres

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835842
eISBN:
9780824871840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835842.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter analyzes the rapid social change in Ho Chi Minh City (HCM City) in the aftermath of doi moi (renovation), the opening up of Vietnam's economy to global market forces in the mid-1980s. ... More


Privacies of Reading

Patricia Meyer Spacks

in Privacy: Concealing the Eighteenth-Century Self

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226768601
eISBN:
9780226768618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768618.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses the privacies of reading and some major concerns regarding private reading in England during the eighteenth century. It suggests that the right or privilege of privacy can be ... More


Conclusion: Frederick Douglass in the American Mind

Nicholas Buccola

in The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass: In Pursuit of American Liberty

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787113
eISBN:
9780814725405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787113.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This concluding chapter reflects on the debates over Douglass's legacy. Most interpreters have oversimplified Douglass's views and all attempts to draw contemporary conclusions from his ... More


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