Toward a Theory of Human Rights by Michael J. Perry
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Toward a Theory of Human Rights
By Michael J. Perry

Toward a Theory of Human Rights

Religion, Law, Courts

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Toward a Theory of Human Rights by Michael J. Perry

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Neither the morality of human rights nor its relation to the law of human rights is well understood. In this book, Michael Perry addresses three large issues. There is undeniably a religious ground - indeed, more than one religious ground - for the morality of human rights. But is there a secular ground for the morality of human rights? What is the relation between the morality of human rights and the law of human rights? Perry here addresses the controversial issues of capital punishment, abortion, and same-sex unions. What is the proper role of courts, in a liberal democracy, in protecting - and therefore in interpreting - constitutionally entrenched human rights? In considering this question, special attention is paid to the Supreme Court and how it should rule on issues such as capital punishment and abortion. Toward a Theory of Human Rights makes a significant contribution both to human rights studies and to constitutional theory.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521684224
ISBN-10: 0521684226
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Political Morality of Liberal Democracy by Michael J. Perry Political Morality of Liberal Democracy, Paperback (February 2012)

This important new work elaborates and defends an account of the political morality of liberal democracy.

Constitutional Rights, Moral Controversy, and the Supreme Court by Michael J. Perry Constitutional Rights, Moral Controversy, and the Supreme Court, Paperback (December 2010)

This book examines the Supreme Court's proper role in adjudicating moral controversies that implicate constitutional rights.

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Toward a Theory of Human Rights makes a significant contribution both to human rights studies and to constitutional theory.

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Author Biography - Michael J. Perry

Michael J. Perry currently holds a Robert W. Woodruff Chair at Emory University, where he teaches in the law school. Perry is the author of over sixty articles and essays. He is also the author of nine books, including Love and Power: The Role of Religion and Morality in American Politics (1991), The Idea of Human Rights (1998), We the People: The Fourteenth Amendment and the Supreme Court (1999), and Under God? Religious Faith and Liberal Democracy (2003).

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