Group Rights

978-1-85506-402-7
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360 pages, notes, Key Issues

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Group Rights

Stapleton, Julia, editors

The idea of unitary states has been greatly eroded by the rise of group consciousness in the twentieth century. Consequently, it has been argued that groups, as well as individuals, are subjects of “rights.” The articles in this book illustrated the different kinds of groups that have been accorded rights, the various threats to which the doctrine of group rights has been a response, and the reservations that its protagonists have elicited. Contributors include Michael Oakeshott, F. W. Maitland, G. D. C. Cole, Ernest Barker, F. A. Hayek, and contemporary political thinkers.