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Since the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, rights have become the dominant language of the public good around the globe. In Canada, rights have become the trump card in every argument from family life to Parliament Hill, but the notorious fights for aboriginal rights and for the linguistic heritage of French-speaking Canadians have steered Canada into a full-blown rights revolution. This revolution is not only deeply controversial, but is being watched around the world. Are group rights to land and language jeopardizing individual rights? Has the Charter of Rights empowered ordinary Canadians or just enriched constitutional lawyers? When everyone asserts their rights, what happens to responsibilities? Michael Ignatieff confronts these questions head-on in The Rights Revolution, defending the supposed individualism of rights language against all comers.

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Since the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, rights have become the dominant language of the public good around the globe. This revolution is being watched around the world. Are group rights to land and language jeopardizing individual rights? When everyone asserts their rights, what happens to responsibilities? Michael Ignatieff confronts these questions head-on in The Rights Revolution, defending the supposed individualism of rights language against all comers.

About the Author

Michael Ignatieff is the director of the Carr Center of Human Rights Policy at Harvard University. His books include Blood and Belonging; Virtual War: Kosovo and Beyond; Isaiah Berlin: A Life and the Booker-shortlisted novel Scar Tissue.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780887846564
Author:
Ignatieff, Michael
Publisher:
House of Anansi Press
Location:
110 Spadina Ave, #801
Subject:
French language
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Human Rights
Subject:
Language policy
Subject:
Droits de l'homme
Subject:
Franðcais
Subject:
Politique linguistique
Subject:
Indiens d'Amâerique
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
Academic: Political Science
Subject:
Law-Human Rights
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Human Rights
Subject:
POL035010
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
CBC Massey Lectures Series
Series Volume:
no.150.
Publication Date:
20000901
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
172
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 7.2 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Since the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, rights have become the dominant language of the public good around the globe. This revolution is being watched around the world. Are group rights to land and language jeopardizing individual rights? When everyone asserts their rights, what happens to responsibilities? Michael Ignatieff confronts these questions head-on in The Rights Revolution, defending the supposed individualism of rights language against all comers.
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