Human Rights A Very Short Introduction

Human Rights  A Very Short Introduction Author Andrew Clapham
ISBN-10 9780191016394
Year 2015-11-26
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher OUP Oxford
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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

Human Rights Author Andrew Clapham
ISBN-10 9780198706168
Year 2016-02-01
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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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
ISBN-10 9780199205523
Year 2007-06-28
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher OUP Oxford
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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.

Animal Rights A Very Short Introduction

Animal Rights  A Very Short Introduction Author David DeGrazia
ISBN-10 0192853600
Year 2002-02-21
Pages 131
Language en
Publisher Oxford Paperbacks
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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.

The United Nations

The United Nations Author Jussi M. Hanhimäki
ISBN-10 9780190222703
Year 2015-05-28
Pages 172
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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The United Nations has been called everything from "the best hope of mankind" to "irrelevant" and "obsolete." In this concise overview, Jussi Hanhimaki sheds light on the current debate over the UN's effectiveness as he provides a clear understanding of how it was originally conceived, how it has come to its present form, and how it must confront new challenges in a rapidly changing world. After a brief history of the UN, the author examines its successes and failures as a guardian of international peace and security, as a promoter of human rights, as a protector of international law, and as an engineer of socioeconomic development.

Conscience A Very Short Introduction

Conscience  A Very Short Introduction Author Paul Strohm
ISBN-10 9780199569694
Year 2011-06-23
Pages 133
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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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.

Family Law

Family Law Author Jonathan Herring
ISBN-10 9780199668526
Year 2014-02
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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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.

Law A Very Short Introduction

Law  A Very Short Introduction Author Raymond Wacks
ISBN-10 9780191062681
Year 2015-09-24
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher OUP Oxford
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Law is at the heart of every society, protecting rights, imposing duties, and establishing a framework for the conduct of almost all social, political, and economic activity. Despite this, the law often seems a highly technical, perplexing mystery, with its antiquated and often impenetrable jargon, obsolete procedures, and endless stream of complex statutes and legislation. In this Very Short Introduction Raymond Wacks introduces the major branches of the law, describing what lawyers do, and how courts operate, and considers the philosophy of law and its pursuit of justice, freedom, and equality. In this second edition, Wacks locates the discipline in our contemporary world, considering the pressures of globalization and digitalisation and the nature of the law in our culture of threatened security and surveillance. 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.

Philosophy of Law

Philosophy of Law Author Raymond Wacks
ISBN-10 9780199687008
Year 2014-02
Pages 150
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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The concept of law lies at the heart of our social and political life, shaping the character of our community and underlying issues from racism and abortion to human rights and international war. The revised edition of this Very Short Introduction examines the central questions about law's relation to justice, morality, and democracy.

Democracy A Very Short Introduction

Democracy  A Very Short Introduction Author Bernard Crick
ISBN-10 9780192802507
Year 2002-10-10
Pages 130
Language en
Publisher Oxford Paperbacks
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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.

Corruption

Corruption Author Leslie Holmes
ISBN-10 9780199689699
Year 2015-04-23
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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Corruption is one of the biggest issues facing the contemporary international community. This volume notes that corruption is as old as humanity itself, and then considers why the international community has only highlighted it as a problem in the past two decades. It explores the phenomenon from several different perspectives, from the cultural differences affecting how corruption is defined, its impact, its various causes, and the possible remedies.

Human Evolution A Very Short Introduction

Human Evolution  A Very Short Introduction Author Bernard Wood
ISBN-10 9780192803603
Year 2005-11-03
Pages 131
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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This introduction traces the history of paleoanthropology from its beginnings in the 18th century to the latest fossil finds. It concentrates on the fossil evidence for human evolution, making reference to the relevant archaeological evidence when appropriate.

Modern France A Very Short Introduction

Modern France  A Very Short Introduction Author Vanessa R. Schwartz
ISBN-10 9780199911998
Year 2011-10-10
Pages 152
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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A lively and informative short volume that shows that France is not a faded glory but rather a place that has defined and shaped the key issues of our contemporary world, such as democracy and universal human rights, the emergence of a culture of consumerist spectacle, the tensions between nationalism and contemporary multiculturalism, and the role of religion in the modern state.

Citizenship A Very Short Introduction

Citizenship  A Very Short Introduction Author Richard Bellamy
ISBN-10 9780192802538
Year 2008-09-25
Pages 133
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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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.

The French Revolution A Very Short Introduction

The French Revolution  A Very Short Introduction Author William Doyle
ISBN-10 9780192853967
Year 2001-08-23
Pages 135
Language en
Publisher Oxford Paperbacks
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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