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Rights pp 1-11 | Cite as

Introduction

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

Abstract

The language of rights has formed part of our moral, legal and political vocabulary for many centuries. The history of that language has not been one of unimpeded growth but it is probably true that it has achieved a wider currency in our own age than at any previous time. Rights are now claimed to more things and for a wider range of beings than ever before.

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© Peter Jones 1994

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