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Human Rights as Social Construction by Gregg, Benjamin Greenwood
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Human Rights as Social Construction

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Most conceptions of human rights rely on metaphysical or theological assumptions that construe them as possible only as something imposed from outside existing communities. Most people, in other words, presume that human rights come from nature, God, or the United Nations. This book argues that reliance on such putative sources actually undermines human rights. Benjamin Gregg envisions an alternative; he sees human rights as locally developed, freely embraced, and indigenously valid. Human rights, he posits, can be created by the average, ordinary people to whom they are addressed, and that they are valid only if embraced by those to whom they would apply. To view human rights in this manner is to increase the chances and opportunities that more people across the globe will come to embrace them.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Gregg, Benjamin Greenwood
Published: 02/23/2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107015937
Pages: 272
Weight: 1.15lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.20w x 0.90d
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Color: Blue, Purple, White
Size: 20, 24
Material: 100% Polyester
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