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Universal rights down to earth, Richard Thompson Ford

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Universal rights down to earth
Title
Universal rights down to earth
Statement of responsibility
Richard Thompson Ford
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The idea of universal rights--rights shared by all, regardless of nationality, creed, wealth, or geography--has a powerful grip on the way many people feel about justice and global politics. No one should be subjected to torture or disappearance, to starvation or sex trafficking, to economic exploitation or biased treatment under the law. But when it comes to actually enforcing these rights, the results rarely resemble the ideal. In this bold new book, legal expert Richard Thompson Ford reveals how attempts to apply "universal" human rights principles to specific cultures can hinder humanitarian causes and sometimes even worsen conditions for citizens. Ford explores cases ranging from food distribution to the poor in India to sex work in Japan, illustrating how a rights-based approach to these problems often impedes more effective pragmatic measures. The bad news is that improving lives worldwide isn't as easy as making a declaration. But the good news, as Ford demonstrates, is that if we are clear-eyed and culturally aware, it can be done.--From publisher description
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Summary
The idea of universal rights--rights shared by all, regardless of nationality, creed, wealth, or geography--has a powerful grip on the way many people feel about justice and global politics. No one should be subjected to torture or disappearance, to starvation or sex trafficking, to economic exploitation or biased treatment under the law. But when it comes to actually enforcing these rights, the results rarely resemble the ideal. In this bold new book, legal expert Richard Thompson Ford reveals how attempts to apply "universal" human rights principles to specific cultures can hinder humanitarian causes and sometimes even worsen conditions for citizens. Ford explores cases ranging from food distribution to the poor in India to sex work in Japan, illustrating how a rights-based approach to these problems often impedes more effective pragmatic measures. The bad news is that improving lives worldwide isn't as easy as making a declaration. But the good news, as Ford demonstrates, is that if we are clear-eyed and culturally aware, it can be done.--From publisher description
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10020430
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ford, Richard T.
Dewey number
323
Index
index present
LC call number
JC571
LC item number
.F629 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Amnesty International global ethics series
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  • Human rights
  • Human rights
  • Human rights
  • Human rights
Target audience
adult
Label
Universal rights down to earth, Richard Thompson Ford
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 127-132) and index
Contents
Rights in theory -- Rights in practice -- Conclusion
Control code
2011038042
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
141 p.
Isbn
9780393079005
Lccn
2011038042
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn711051790
Label
Universal rights down to earth, Richard Thompson Ford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 127-132) and index
Contents
Rights in theory -- Rights in practice -- Conclusion
Control code
2011038042
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
141 p.
Isbn
9780393079005
Lccn
2011038042
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn711051790

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