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Human Rights

Human Rights

A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Andrew Clapham
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0198706162
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 216
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Today it is usually not long before a problem gets expressed as a human rights issue. Indeed, human rights law continues to gain increasing attention internationally, and must move quickly in order to keep up with a social world that changes so rapidly. This Very Short Introduction, in its second edition, brings the issue of human rights up to date, considering the current controversies surrounding the movement. Discussing torture and arbitrary detention in the context of counter terrorism, Andrew Clapham also considers new challenges to human rights in the context of privacy, equality and the right to health. Looking at the philosophical justification for rights, the historical origins of human rights and how they are formed in law, Clapham explains what our human rights actually are, what they might be, and where the human rights movement is heading. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction

Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Andrew Clapham
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 216
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What are our human rights? What are their philosophical justifications and historical origins? Focusing on highly topical issues such as torture, arbitrary detention, privacy, and discrimination, this Very Short Introduction will help readers to understand for themselves the controversies and complexities behind this vitally relevant issue.

Law: A Very Short Introduction

Law: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Raymond Wacks
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191579572
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 192
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Law underlies our society - it protects our rights, imposes duties on each of us, and establishes a framework for the conduct of almost every social, political, and economic activity. The punishment of crime, compensation of the injured, and the enforcement of contracts are merely some of the tasks of a modern legal system. It also strives to achieve justice, promote freedom, and protect our security. The result is a system that, while it touches all of our daily lives, is properly understood by only a few, with its impenetrable jargon, obsolete procedures, and interminable stream of Byzantine statutes and judgments of the courts. This clear, jargon-free Very Short Introduction aims to redress that balance, as it introduces the essentials of law and legal systems in a lively, accessible, and stimulating manner. Explaining the main concepts, terms, and processes of the legal system, it focuses on the Western tradition (the common law and the civil law), but also includes discussions of other legal systems, such as customary law and Islamic law. And it looks to the future too, as globalization and rapid advances in technology place increasing strain on our current legal system. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Democracy: A Very Short Introduction

Democracy: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Bernard Crick
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 019280250X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 130
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No political concept is more used, and misused, than that of democracy. Looking at key case studies, this explores the history of the doctrine and practice of democracy, and of the usages and practices associated with it in the modern world.

Conscience: A Very Short Introduction

Conscience: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Paul Strohm
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019956969X
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 133
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Where does our conscience come from, and how reliable is it? Exploring its deep historical roots, Paul Strohm considers what conscience has meant to successive generations. Using examples from popular culture and contemporary politics he demonstrates that conscience is as important today as it ever has been.

Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction

Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Richard Bellamy
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0192802534
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 133
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Interest in citizenship has never been higher. But what does it mean to be a citizen in a modern, complex community? Richard Bellamy approaches the subject of citizenship from a political perspective and, in clear and accessible language, addresses the complexities behind this highly topical issue.

Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction

Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: David DeGrazia
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 9780192853608
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 131
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Do animals have moral rights? If so what does this mean? What sorts of mental lives do animals have, and how should we understand their welfare? This fascinating introduction to the rights of animals addresses these perplexing questions, and explores their implications in contexts such as food consumption, zoos, and research.

Family Law

Family Law

A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Jonathan Herring
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199668523
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 144
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What is a family? What makes someone a parent? What rights should children have? In this Very Short Introduction Jonathan Herring provides an insight not only into what the law is, but why it is the way it is. It also looks at the future to consider what families will look like in the years ahead, and what new dilemmas the courts may face.

International Relations: A Very Short Introduction

International Relations: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Paul Wilkinson
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 0192801570
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 144
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Covers topics such as foreign policy, the world economy, and globalization, showing how many disciplines come together in the study of international events. This book explains the theories underlying the subject of International Relations and uses them to investigate issues of foreign policy, arms control, the environment, and world poverty.

The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: William Doyle
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 0192853961
  • Category: History
  • Page: 135
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'[William Doyle] writes on the French Revolution with more understanding, balance and clarity than any other historian, living or dead.' -Prof. Tim Blanning, University of Cambridge