The Liberal Project and Human Rights
The Theory and Practice of a New World Order
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Liberal Project and Human Rights by John Charvet
Book DescriptionThe 'Liberal Project' aims to transform society in accordance with liberal values and practices. This volume argues that the United Nations regime on human rights is an attempt to realise this project on an international level. The authors provide an engaging theoretical and historical context for this argument, defining the concept of liberalism, its origins and evolution, and identify it as a universal value that constitutes the very essence of the international human rights regime. The book explores the possibility of a cross-cultural consensus on the issue being reached, but problems of sovereignty and nationalism are also discussed as potential obstacles to the Liberal Project's completion. This penetrating and insightful work will appeal to a wide range of scholars and students interested in liberalism and human rights from the fields of international relations, law, political theory and political philosophy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521883146
(228mm x 152mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Shows how the UN regime on human rights has transformed national and international society in accordance with liberal values.
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Author Biography - John Charvet
John Charvet is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics. Elisa Kaczynska-Nay is a lawyer and researcher, working on issues of economic development and international law.
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