The Left and Rights

A Conceptual Analysis of the Idea of Socialist Rights

Author: Tom Campbell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415555920

Category: Political Science

Page: 253

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The book presents an analysis of the concept of rights and provides an illuminating expression of socialist ideals. The author outlines an analysis of fundamental human rights compatible with historical relativism and applies this to the political right of freedom of expression and the economic right to work. Finally he deploys the proposed analysis of socialist rights to explain the ambivalence of socialist thinkers towards welfare rights in contemporary capitalist states and to analyze the logic of assertions that welfare law is often counter-productive.
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The New Criminology

For a Social Theory of Deviance

Author: Ian Taylor,Paul Walton,Jock Young

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134966679

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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A major contribution to criminology in which Taylor, Walton and Young provide a framework for a fully social theory of crime.
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The Left and Rights Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 50

A Conceptual Analysis of the Idea of Socialist Rights

Author: Tom Campbell,

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135025738

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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The book presents an analysis of the concept of rights and provides an illuminating expression of socialist ideals. The author outlines an analysis of fundamental human rights compatible with historical relativism and applies this to the political right of freedom of expression and the economic right to work. Finally he deploys the proposed analysis of socialist rights to explain the ambivalence of socialist thinkers towards welfare rights in contemporary capitalist states and to analyze the logic of assertions that welfare law is often counter-productive.
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Theory of Liberty, Legitimacy, and Power

New Directions in the Intellectual and Scientific Legacy of Max Weber

Author: Vatro Murvar

Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 279

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New trends in development theory

essays in development and social theory

Author: Peter Wallace Preston

Publisher: Routledge Kegan & Paul

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

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British Book News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

Page: N.A

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Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.
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British Book News

Author: H. R. F. Keating

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780711202498

Category: Best books

Page: 320

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New Right

Politics, Markets and Citizenship

Author: N.A

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349188646

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Page: 220

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The Blackwell Dictionary of Modern Social Thought

Author: William Outhwaite

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470999012

Category: Social Science

Page: 856

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Modern social thought ranges widely from the social sciences to philosophy, political theories and doctrines, cultural ideas and movements, and the influence of the natural sciences. Provides an authoritative overview of the main themes of social thought. Long essays and entries give full coverage to each topic. Covers major currents of thought, philosophical and cultural trends, and the individual social sciences from anthropology to welfare economics. New edition updates about 200 entries and includes new entries, suggestions for further reading, and a bibliography of all sources cited within the text.
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Social work and social philosophy

a guide for practice

Author: Chris L. Clark,Stewart Asquith

Publisher: Routledge/Thoemms Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 148

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A Philosophical History of Rights

Author: Gary Herbert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351534696

Category: Philosophy

Page: 362

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Since the seventeenth century, concern in the Western world for the welfare of the individual has been articulated philosophically most often as a concern for his rights. The modern conception of individual rights resulted from abandonment of ancient, value-laced ideas of nature and their replacement by the modern, mathematically transparent idea of nature that has room only for individuals, often in conflict. In A Philosophical History of Rights, Gary B. Herbert traces the historical evolution of the concept and the transformation of the problems through which the concept is defined. The volume examines the early history of rights as they existed in ancient Greece, and locates the first philosophical inquiry into the nature of rights in Platonic and Aristotelian accounts. He traces Roman jurisprudence to the advent of Christianity, to the divine right of kings. Herbert follows the historical evolution of modern subjective rights, the attempts by Locke, Rousseau, Kant, Fichte, and Hegel to mediate rights, to make them sociable. He then turns to nineteenth-century condemnation of rights in the theories of the historical school of law, Benthamite utilitarianism, and Marxist socialism. Following World War II, a newly revived language of rights had to be constructed, to express universal moral outrage over what came to be called crimes against humanity. The contemporary Western concern for rights is today a concern for the individual and a recognition of the limits beyond which a society must not go in sacrificing the individual's welfare for its own conception of the common good. In his conclusion, Herbert addresses the postmodern critique of rights as a form of moral imperialism legitimizing relations of dominance and subjection. In addition to his historical analysis of the evolution of theories of rights, Herbert exposes the philosophical confusions that arise when we exchange one concept of rights for another and continue to cite historical antecedents for contemporary attitudes that are in fact their philosophical antithesis. A Philosophical History of Rights will be of interest to philosophers, historians, and political scientists.
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Oxford Handbook of Political Behavior

Author: Hans-Dieter Klingemann

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199270125

Category: Political Science

Page: 992

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Assembles the world's leading scholars on public opinion and political behaviour to describe the state-of-the-art research on the beliefs, values and behaviours of contemporary politics.
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The Communist Manifesto

Author: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 9387944204

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Using Political Ideas

Author: Barbara Goodwin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470025522

Category: Political Science

Page: 446

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"Comprehensive, and covers the main ideologies in an interesting way . . . takes a critical and engaging perspective . . . framed in the context of debates around the meaning and purpose of theoretical enquiry . . . a more rewarding read than its competitors." --Madeleine Davis, Department of Politics, Queen Mary, University of London. "This book is pitched at a good level for bright and interested undergraduates . . . the combination of ideologies and concepts in one book is a major selling point." --Professor Paul Taggart, Professor of Politics, University of Sussex "Pulls off the enviable coup of being scholarly and yet not scary as well as providing genuinely fresh insights for the more familiar reader." --Dr Peter Handley, School of Political, Social, and International Studies, University of East Anglia "An outstandingly useful text . . . I look forward to a fifth edition being made available" --Mark Donovan, Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Cardiff Using Political Ideas is a unique blend of political philosophy, political theory and history of political thought. It combines a critique of the major ideologies of recent and contemporary society with an analysis of the ideas that form the very stuff of political debate. By exposing the interplay between ideas and ideologies, it shows why political opponents often speak at cross-purposes and why rational agreement is so hard to achieve in politics. The fifth edition of this well respected and widely known text will be welcomed by all those interested in questions such as: * Is equality more important than personal freedom? * Does the majority have the right to dictate to the minority in multicultural society? * Is nationalism a progressive force in the world? With a new chapter on the political ideologies of the twenty-first century, and greater emphasis on contemporary issues such as multiculturalism, citizenship and identity throughout the book, this new edition is the ideal starting point for students and anyone else who needs an introduction to political thought.
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