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1. Looking at rights

1. Looking at rights  

Andrew Clapham

in Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Nov 2015
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Nov 2015
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9780191785436
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706168.003.0001
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9780198706168
Where does the concept of human rights come from? How has the human rights movement developed such a solid set of obligations that can be applied worldwide? The human rights issue is often ... More
8. Discrimination and equality

8. Discrimination and equality  

Andrew Clapham

in Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Nov 2015
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Nov 2015
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9780191785436
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706168.003.0008
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‘Discrimination and equality’ considers the prohibited grounds of discrimination (based on age, sexuality, religion, nationality, gender, and disability); what new grounds may be emerging; ... More
4. The case for secularism

4. The case for secularism  

Andrew Copson

in Secularism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Aug 2019
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9780191809378
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10.1093/actrade/9780198747222.003.0004
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The secular systems of different states have varied according to the nature of their own particular society and their religious, cultural, and political history. Even so, the same types of ... More
Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction

Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Andrew Clapham

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Nov 2015
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Nov 2015
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9780191785436
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706168.001.0001
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9780198706168
Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction considers the controversies surrounding the human rights movement by focusing on highly topical issues such as torture, arbitrary ... More
7. Food, education, health, housing, and work

7. Food, education, health, housing, and work  

Andrew Clapham

in Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Nov 2015
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Nov 2015
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9780191785436
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706168.003.0007
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9780198706168
‘Human rights’ covers not only civil and political rights such as freedom from torture, slavery, and arbitrary detention, but also economic, social, and cultural rights. Everyone has the ... More
2. Historical development and contemporary concerns

2. Historical development and contemporary concerns  

Andrew Clapham

in Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Nov 2015
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Nov 2015
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9780191785436
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706168.003.0002
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9780198706168
The content of human rights is usually understood by reference to the legal catalogue of human rights we find developed through international texts. ‘Historical development and contemporary ... More
6. Cross-border institutions and systems

6. Cross-border institutions and systems  

Alexander C. Diener and Joshua Hagen

in Borders: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365791
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10.1093/actrade/9780199731503.003.0006
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9780199731503
Cross-border institutions and systems are more important now than they have ever been. There are a number of issues that aren't subject to border controls: the environment, public health, ... More

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