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What Are Freedoms For

Author : John H. Garvey
ISBN : 067431929X
Genre : Law
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We generally suppose that it is our right to freedom which allows us to make the choices that shape our lives. The right to have an abortion is called "freedom of choice" because, it is said, a woman should be free to choose between giving birth and not doing so. Freedom of speech protects us whether we want to salute the flag or burn it. There is a correlative principle: one choice is as good as another. Freedom is not a right that makes moral judgments. It lets us do what we want. John Garvey disputes both propositions. We should understand freedom, he maintains, as a right to act, not a right to choose; and furthermore, we should view freedom as a right to engage in actions that are good and valuable. This may seem obvious, but it inverts a central principle of liberalism--the idea that the right is prior to the good. Thus friendship is a good thing; and one reason the Constitution protects freedom of association is that it gives us the space to form friendships. This book casts doubt on the idea that freedoms are bilateral rights that allow us to make contradictory choices: to speak or remain silent, to believe in God or to disbelieve, to abort or to give birth to a child. Garvey argues that the goodness of childbearing does not entail the goodness of abortion; and if freedom follows from the good, then freedom to do the first does not entail the freedom to do the second. Each action must have its own justification. Garvey holds that if the law is to protect freedoms, it is permissible--indeed it is necessary--to make judgments about the goodness and badness of actions. The author's keen insights into important rights issues, communicated with verve and a variety of both real and hypothetical cases, will be of interest to all who care about the meaning of freedoms.

Universal Declaration Of Human Rights Booklet Arabic Language

Author : United Nations
ISBN : 9216000325
Genre : Political Science
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Business Sense

Author : Dan R. E. Thomas
ISBN : 9780029324448
Genre : Business & Economics
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In this detailed "operating manual" for managers, Thomas, who has devoted 20 years to studying the strategies, structures, and systems of successful companies, explains and illustrates how to choose the right business, create the right strategy, design the right organizational structure, implement the right systems, and get the right people. 50 drawings.

Unequal Freedoms

Author : John McMurtry
ISBN : 155193003X
Genre : Competition
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Published Under the Garamond Imprint The intelligent citizen's complete guide to the theory and practice of the global market.

Navigational Rights And Freedoms And The New Law Of The Sea

Author : Donald R. Rothwell
ISBN : 9041114998
Genre : Law
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Navigational rights and freedoms have been central to the development of the law of the sea since the original debates over whether the seas were 'open' or 'closed' to maritime traffic. The 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea recognises the legitimate rights of coastal states to proclaim sovereignty and assert jurisdiction over vast areas of maritime space. In return, maritime states are given a range of navigational rights over waters ranging from the territorial sea through to the high sea. The new regime of the law of the sea created by the Convention presents an opportunity to review developments in the law of navigational rights and freedoms. This book assesses the navigational regime established by the 1982 Convention, with emphasis given to the continuing importance of the freedom of the seas. Navigation in the territorial sea and international straits is reviewed, especially in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore, and the Torres Strait. Archipelagic navigation from the perspective of two claimant states, Indonesia and the Philippines, and a user state, South Korea, is also considered. The interaction of environmental concerns with navigational rights is an important feature of the current law of the sea regime with relevant conventions assessed and the role of the International Maritime Organization in developing navigational standards considered. Both European and Canadian practice in the protection of sensitive marine environments and the impact upon navigational rights is also considered. Finally, the roles of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and the International Maritime Organization in dispute resolution are reviewed, before a concluding consideration of the future for navigational rights and freedoms in the twenty-first century.

Freedom Of Speech

Author : Eric Barendt
ISBN : 9780191021749
Genre : Law
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This is a fully revised and updated new edition of the classic work first published in 1985. There have been many important developments since the first edition, including enactment of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in Canada in 1982, the impact of the European Human Rights Convention, and the consideration by English courts of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. Social and cultural changes mean that free speech claims are being made in novel contexts: to challenge the validity of bans on tobacco advertising, to publish 'kiss and tell' stories about celebrities, and to resist attempts to regulate the Internet. Barendt considers the meaning and scope of freedom of speech. How far do free speech and expression clauses protect pornography, commercial advertising, and public meetings on the streets? Does this freedom cover desecration of a national flag? Does it include nude dancing? Eric Barendt discusses the legal protection of free speech in countries including England, the United States (including recent decisions of the United States Supreme Court), Canada, Germany, and under the European Human Rights Convention. He examines the varied approaches of different legal systems and constitutional traditions to balancing free speech and freedom of the press against rights to reputation and privacy, and to copyright and explores the case law in light of the philosophical and political arguments for free speech guarantees.

Democracy Rights And Freedoms

Author : Dan Lyons
ISBN : 0820445134
Genre : Philosophy
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Democracy, rights and freedoms - we treat these words as sacred, but our society has changed, and the value of these concepts may be changing as well. This analysis of the logic of actions, freedoms, powers and rights examines the arrival of a new American - the Kidult. Increasing traits of childishness and heedlessness, accompanied by advanced technology for dummies, produce half-educated vandals such as Oklahoma bomber Timothy McVeigh. Wide freedoms, coupled with technology's downhill tendencies, can put society - and democracy - in danger. This conservative (but not right-wing) book suggests that democracy, rights and freedoms are not absolute goods, but should be valued by their likely results in our situation.

The Future Of Academic Freedom

Author : Louis Menand
ISBN : 0226520048
Genre : Education
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Nine prominent academics, including Richard Rorty, Henry Louis Gates, Ronald Dworkin, and Evelyn Fox Keller, debate the impact of current controversies in the university--such as multi-culturalism and speech codes--on the academic tradition of free inquiry. UP.

Freedom S Law

Author : Ronald Dworkin
ISBN : 0198265573
Genre : Constitutional law
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Written by the world's best-known political and legal theorist, Freedom's Law: The Moral Reading of the American Constitution is a collection of essays that discuss almost all of the great constitutional issues of the last two decades, including abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, homosexuality, pornography, and free speech. Professor Dworkin offers a consistently liberal view of the Constitution and argues that fidelity to it and to law demands that judges make moral judgments.He proposes that we all interpret the abstract language of the Constitution by reference to moral principles about political decency and justice. His `moral reading therefore brings political morality into the heart of constitutional law. The various chapters of this book were originally published separately and are now drawn together to provide the reader with a rich, full-length treatment of Dworkin's general theory of law.

Rationality And Freedom

Author : Amartya Sen
ISBN : 0674013514
Genre : Philosophy
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Rationality and freedom are among the most profound and contentious concepts in philosophy and the social sciences. In this, the first of two volumes, Amartya Sen brings clarity and insight to these difficult issues.

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