human rights and revolutions

Download Book Human Rights And Revolutions in PDF format. You can Read Online Human Rights And Revolutions here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Human Rights And Revolutions

Author : Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
ISBN : 0742555143
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 73. 89 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 985
Read : 1143

Get This Book


Now in a revised and updated edition with added original chapters, this acclaimed book provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the complex links between revolutionary struggles and human rights. Covering events as far removed from one another as the English Civil War, the Parisian upheavals of 1789, Latin American independence struggles, and protests in late twentieth-century China, the contributors explore the paradoxes of revolutions that have both helped spur new advances in thinking about human rights and produced regimes that commit a range of abuses. Exploring the changes over time in conceptions of human rights in Western and non-Western contexts, this work offers a unique window into the history of the modern world and a fresh context for understanding today's pressing issues.

The French Revolution And Human Rights

Author : Lynn Hunt
ISBN : 0312108028
Genre : History
File Size : 46. 57 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 550
Read : 825

Get This Book


A rich collection of 38 primary documents covering the issue of rights and citizenship in Revolutionary France. There is an extensive introductory essay which provides the context for the documents and discusses the controversies over citizenship and rights in Enlightenment and Revolutionary France. Many of the documents have never been published before in English and they allow the students to read and analyse firsthand the many debates over human rights engendered by the French Revolution.

The Human Rights Revolution

Author : Akira Iriye
ISBN : 9780195333145
Genre : History
File Size : 86. 75 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 721
Read : 1200

Get This Book


This volume explores the place of human rights in history, providing an alternative framework for understanding the political and legal dilemmas that these conflicts presented, with case studies focusing on the 1940s through the present.

Democratic Enlightenment

Author : Jonathan Israel
ISBN : 9780199668090
Genre : History
File Size : 78. 9 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 768
Read : 1074

Get This Book


Jonathan Israel's radical new account of the late Enlightenment highlights forgotten currents and figures. Running counter to mainstream thinking, he demonstrates how a group of philosophe-revolutionnaires provided the intellectual powerhouse of the French Revolution, and how their ideas connect with modern Western democracy.

The Rights Revolution

Author : Michael Ignatieff
ISBN : 9780887847622
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 31. 74 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 160
Read : 884

Get This Book


Since the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, human rights have become the dominant language of the public good around the globe. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Canada. The long-standing fights for aboriginal rights, the linguistic heritage of French-speaking Canadians, and same-sex marriage have steered the country into a full-blown “rights revolution” — one that is being watched carefully around the world. Are group rights jeopardizing individual rights? When everyone asserts his or her rights, what happens to collective responsibility? Can families survive and prosper when each member has rights? Is rights language empowering individuals while weakening community? These essays, taken from Michael Ignatieff's famous Massey Lectures, addresses these questions and more, arguing passionately for the Canadian approach to rights that emphasizes deliberation rather than confrontation, compromise rather than violence. In a new afterword, the author explores Canada’s political achievements and distinctive stance on rights, and offers penetrating commentary on more recent world events.

Reclaiming American Virtue

Author : Barbara J. Keys Keys
ISBN : 9780674726031
Genre : History
File Size : 21. 45 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 196
Read : 1159

Get This Book


The American commitment to promoting human rights abroad emerged in the 1970s as a surprising response to national trauma. In this provocative history, Barbara Keys situates this novel enthusiasm as a reaction to the profound challenge of the Vietnam War and its aftermath. Instead of looking inward for renewal, Americans on the right and the left looked outward for ways to restore America's moral leadership. Conservatives took up the language of Soviet dissidents to resuscitate the Cold War, while liberals sought to dissociate from brutally repressive allies like Chile and South Korea. When Jimmy Carter in 1977 made human rights a central tenet of American foreign policy, his administration struggled to reconcile these conflicting visions. Yet liberals and conservatives both saw human rights as a way of moving from guilt to pride. Less a critique of American power than a rehabilitation of it, human rights functioned for Americans as a sleight of hand that occluded from view much of America's recent past and confined the lessons of Vietnam to narrow parameters. From world's judge to world's policeman was a small step, and American intervention in the name of human rights would be a cause both liberals and conservatives could embrace.

Sharing The Prize

Author : Gavin Wright
ISBN : 9780674076440
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 20. 38 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 987
Read : 824

Get This Book


Southern bus boycotts and lunch counter sit-ins were famous acts of civil disobedience but were also demands for jobs in the very services being denied blacks. Gavin Wright shows that the civil rights struggle was of economic benefit to all parties: the wages of southern blacks increased dramatically but not at the expense of southern whites.

The Unfinished Revolution

Author : Minky Worden
ISBN : 9781609803889
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 79. 8 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 256
Read : 1069

Get This Book


“It’s a time of change in the world, with dictators toppling and new opportunities rising, but any revolution that doesn’t create equality for women will be incomplete. The time has come to realize the full potential of half the world’s population.” —Christiane Amanpour, from the foreword The Unfinished Revolution tells the story of the global struggle to secure basic rights for women and girls, including in the Middle East where the Arab Spring raised high hopes, but the political revolutions are so far insufficient to guarantee progress. Around the world, women and girls are trafficked into forced labor and sex slavery, trapped in conflict zones where rape is a weapon of war, prevented from attending school, and kept from making deeply personal choices in their private lives, such as whom and when to marry. In many countries, women are second-class citizens by law. In others, religion and traditions block freedoms such as the right to work, study or access health care. Even in the United States, women who are victims of sexual violence often do not see their attackers brought to justice. More than 30 writers—Nobel Prize laureates, leading activists, top policymakers, and former victims—have contributed to this anthology. Drawing from their rich personal experiences, they tackle some of the toughest questions and offer bold new approaches to problems affecting hundreds of millions of women. This volume is indispensable reading, providing thoughtful analysis from a never-before assembled group of advocates. It shows that the fight for women’s equality is far from over. As Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate says, “Women are not free anywhere in this world until all women in the world are free.”

Inventing Human Rights A History

Author : Lynn Hunt
ISBN : 0393069729
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 88. 36 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 135
Read : 517

Get This Book


“A tour de force.”—Gordon S. Wood, New York Times Book Review How were human rights invented, and how does their tumultuous history influence their perception and our ability to protect them today? From Professor Lynn Hunt comes this extraordinary cultural and intellectual history, which traces the roots of human rights to the rejection of torture as a means for finding the truth. She demonstrates how ideas of human relationships portrayed in novels and art helped spread these new ideals and how human rights continue to be contested today.

We The People Volume 3

Author : Bruce Ackerman
ISBN : 9780674416499
Genre : Law
File Size : 25. 30 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 694
Read : 836

Get This Book


The Civil Rights Revolution carries Bruce Ackerman's sweeping reinterpretation of constitutional history into the era beginning with Brown v Board of Education. Laws that ended Jim Crow and ensured equal rights at work, in schools, and in the voting booth gained congressional approval only after the American people mobilized their support.

Top Download:

Best Books