• Authors
  • Peter┬áJones

Part of the Issues in Political Theory book series (IPT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Peter Jones
    Pages 1-11
  3. Peter Jones
    Pages 12-25
  4. Peter Jones
    Pages 26-44
  5. Peter Jones
    Pages 45-71
  6. Peter Jones
    Pages 72-93
  7. Peter Jones
    Pages 94-119
  8. Peter Jones
    Pages 120-145
  9. Peter Jones
    Pages 146-171
  10. Peter Jones
    Pages 172-189
  11. Peter Jones
    Pages 190-220
  12. Peter Jones
    Pages 221-227
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 228-258

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive introduction to contemporary thought about rights. It examines what it is to have a right and what is distinctive about political moralities that give a fundamental place to rights. The varied grounds and implications of claiming rights to liberties, socio-economic rights and democratic rights are considered and the book concludes with an examination of the theoretical objections and the practical difficulties that proponents of rights have to confront.


democracy human rights liberty morality

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1994
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-36136-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-23671-8
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