The Resource Keeping faith with human rights, Linda Hogan, (electronic resource)

Keeping faith with human rights, Linda Hogan, (electronic resource)

Label
Keeping faith with human rights
Title
Keeping faith with human rights
Statement of responsibility
Linda Hogan
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Human rights are one of the great civilizing projects of modernity. From their formal promulgation in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 to their subsequent embrace by the newly independent states of Africa, human rights have emerged as the primary discourse of global politics and as an increasingly prominent category in the international and domestic legal system. In the theological realm, the concept of human rights has all but replaced its antecedent, natural rights, while in the world of Christian social engagement the language of human rights has become the lingua franca of political action. But within theological circles, human rights continue to be both controversial and contested. Some skeptics contend that human rights reflect individualism, secularity, and Western political imperialism in disguise. Hogan, though, thinks human rights language is worth defending and tries to re-envision it. Avoiding claims of universal values, she draws on the constructivist strand of political philosophy to argue that human rights are best conceived in a three-fold manner: requirements for human flourishing; reflecting the needs of the community; and as emancipatory politics
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Cataloging source
P@U
Dewey number
323
Index
no index present
LC call number
JC571
LC item number
.H595 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Keeping faith with human rights, Linda Hogan, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The crisis of legitimacy and meaning : political and philosophical perspectives -- The crisis of legitimacy and meaning : theological perspectives -- Ethical formations : constructing the subject of human rights -- Situated knowledge, embedded universalism, plural foundations -- Resisting culturalist frameworks : porous communities, constructed tradition -- Building a durable culture of human rights
Control code
ocn914434945
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781626162341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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.b33259422
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)914434945
  • ebl1626162344

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