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Author Bobbio, Norberto, 1909-2004.

Title The age of rights / Norberto Bobbio ; translated by Allan Cameron
Published Cambridge, UK : Polity Press ; Oxford, OX, UK ; Cambridge, MA, USA : Blackwell Publishers, 1996


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Description xix, 168 pages ; 23 cm
Summary "In this important new book, Norberto Bobbio provides a valuable clarification and defence of human rights. He argues that the development of human rights is an historical sign of progress in a world marked by the proliferation of cruel wars, the arms trade, pollution, famine and almost universal pessimism." "Drawing widely on the work of Kant, Locke, Beccaria and Paine, Bobbio argues that the French Revolution is a crucial event in moulding our ideas and attitudes today. He suggests that the proclamation of rights does not necessarily mean that those rights are actually enforced." "He carefully traces the development of human rights through various 'generations' - libertarian, social, ecological - and argues that the recognition and effective protection of human rights are the foundations of modern democratic institutions. Human rights, democracy and peace are the three essential components of the same historic movement."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Translation of: L'età dei diritti
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Originally published in Italian
Subject Human rights.
Author Cameron, Allan, 1952-
LC no. 95046386
ISBN 0745613845 (hb : acid-free paper)
0745615953 (paperback: acid-free paper)
9780745615950 (paperback)
Other Titles Età dei diritti. English