Human Rights: The Commons and the Collective

Human Rights: The Commons and the Collective

By: Laura Westra (author)Paperback

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This book will appeal to students and scholars of law, the environment, and political philosophy and anyone interested in human rights and environmental sustainability.

About Author

Laura Westra holds doctorates in both philosophy and jurisprudence, and has taught in the fields of philosophy, ethics, and environmental law at several US, Canadian, and Italian universities.


Foreword / William E. Rees Introduction Part 1: Basic Collective Rights for Law and Morality -- The Theory 1 Individual Rights and Collective Rights in Conflict: The Ecocentric Perspective and the Commons 2 The Common Good and the Public Interest: Jus Cogens Norms and Erga Omnes Obligations in a Lawless World 3 Communities and Collectives: The Interface Part 2: Collective Rights, Globalization, and Democracy -- The Practice 4 Collective Basic Rights Today 5 Globalization, Democracy, and Collective Rights 6 Cosmopolitanism, the Moral Community, and Collective Human Rights Part 3: Toward a New Cosmopolitanism 7 World Law or International Legal Instruments? Toward the Protection of Basic Collective Human Rights Conclusion Notes Works Cited Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780774821186
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 392
  • ID: 9780774821186
  • weight: 560
  • ISBN10: 0774821183

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