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Global Basic Rights

Charles R. Beitz and Robert E. Goodin

Abstract

Politically, as well as philosophically, concerns with human rights have permeated many of the most important debates on social justice worldwide for fully a half-century. Henry Shue’s 1980 book on Basic Rights proved to be a pioneering contribution to those debates, and one that continues to elicit both critical and constructive comment. This book brings together many of the most influential contemporary writers in political philosophy and international relations to explore some of the most challenging theoretical and practical questions that Shue’s work provokes. These range from the questio ... More

Keywords: Henry Shue, Basic Rights, political philosophy, international relations, poverty, international terrorism, climate change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199604388
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199604388.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles R. Beitz, editor
Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics, Princeton University

Robert E. Goodin, editor
Distinguished Professor of Social and Political Theory and Philosophy, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University and University of Essex