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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1,851 words

As a focus of moral, political, and legal theory, the concept of rights has assumed an ever-increasing importance in recent ...

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
861 words

Legitimate claims, liberties, or powers—originally conceived in terms of individual protections against the government but now widely invoked wherever political, ...

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
303 words

Conflict over rights, positive and natural, is endemic in the publishing industries. In common-law tradition, where there is a ...

Rights, critique of

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The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Law
Length:
1,702 words

Australia has a written Constitution that does not include a comprehensive Bill of Rights or Charter of Rights. Various proposals ...

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Oxford Companion to Australian Politics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
2,079 words

Rights are entitlements or claims which have an imperative quality—they demand recognition, though they do not always receive it. The ...

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
680 words

In their strongest sense, rights are justified claims to the protection of persons' important interests. When the rights are effective, ...

rights, limitations on

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
785 words

Most rights, including fundamental human rights, are subject to varying limitations. The right to life, the most basic ...

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Richard Falk

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1,861 words

As a focus of moral, political, and legal theory, the concept of rights has assumed an ever-increasing importance. This significance ...

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The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
3,297 words

A right is a power that is or can be claimed by (or on behalf of) a being to engage ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
rights of man rights held to be justifiably belonging to any person; human rights. The phrase is associated with the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, adopted by the ... More

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