Keeping faith with human rights /
|Main Creator:||Hogan, Linda, 1964- author.|
Human rights are one of the great civilizing projects of modernity. From their formal promulgation in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 to their subsequent embrace by the newly independent states of Africa, human rights have emerged as the primary discourse of global politics and as an increasingly prominent category in the international and domestic legal system. In the theological realm, the concept of human rights has all but replaced its antecedent, natural rights, while in the world of Christian social engagement the language of human rights has become the lingua franca of political action. But within theological circles, human rights continue to be both controversial and contested. Some skeptics contend that human rights reflect individualism, secularity, and Western political imperialism in disguise. Hogan, though, thinks human rights language is worth defending and tries to re-envision it. Avoiding claims of universal values, she draws on the constructivist strand of political philosophy to argue that human rights are best conceived in a three-fold manner: requirements for human flourishing; reflecting the needs of the community; and as emancipatory politics.
Moral traditions series.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-227) and index.
Physical description: vii, 240 pages ; 24 cm.
9781626162327 (hc : alk. paper)
1626162328 (hc : alk. paper)
9781626162334 (pb : alk. paper)
1626162336 (pb : alk. paper)
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