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Rethinking Human Rights for the New Millennium

Authors: Fields, A.

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This book invites people to think more deeply about human rights in an attempt to overcome many of the traditional arguments in the human rights literature. Belden Fields argues that human rights should be reconceptualized to combine philosophical, historical, and empirical-practical dimensions. The best way to understand human rights is not as a set of universal abstractions but rather as a set of past and ongoing social practices rooted in the claims and struggles of peoples against what they consider to be political, economic, or social domination. Fields aptly shows how a people's fight for recognition is often closely tied to rights claims and that these connections to identify can help bridge the gulf between universalistic and cultural relativistic arguments in the human rights debate.

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A. BELDEN FIELDS is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Professor Fields is the author of Student Politics in France: A Study of the Union Nationale des Etudiants de France (1970) and Trotskyism and Maoism: Theory and Practice in France and the United States (1988). He is also the author or co-author of several articles, chapters and reviews.

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'This is a provocative book...suitable for advanced students and specialists...highly recommended.' - D. P. Forsythe, Choice


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rethinking Human Rights for the New Millennium
Authors
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-10925-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230109254
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6062-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 260
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