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The Resource Modern isonomy : democratic participation and human rights protection as a system of equal rights : an essay, Gerald Stourzh ; translated by Gerald Stourzh and Cynthia Peck-Kubaczek

Modern isonomy : democratic participation and human rights protection as a system of equal rights : an essay, Gerald Stourzh ; translated by Gerald Stourzh and Cynthia Peck-Kubaczek

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Modern isonomy : democratic participation and human rights protection as a system of equal rights : an essay
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Modern isonomy
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democratic participation and human rights protection as a system of equal rights : an essay
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Gerald Stourzh ; translated by Gerald Stourzh and Cynthia Peck-Kubaczek
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"In Modern Isonomy distinguished political theorist Gerald Stourzh develops the idea of "isonomy" or a system of equal rights for all, as an alternative to the concept of "democracy." The ideal for Stourzh is a state, and indeed a world, in which individual rights, including the right to participate in politics equally, are clearly defined, and possessed by all, as the core of a real democratic system. Stourzh begins with ancient Greek thought contrasting isonomy--which is associated with the rule of the many--with oligarchies and monarchies, pursuing the implications of these different forms for the rights accorded to individuals. He moves on through history to discuss the American experiment with the development of representative democracy as well as the French revolution, after which the idea that rights should not be influenced by the status of the individual became the bedrock of a democratic system. But progress on the creation and protection of individual rights for all has been uneven. Democratic systems themselves often limit the scope of rights, particularly rights to participate in the political system. Stourzh brings this learned exploration forward to the discussions of human rights and democracy in the postwar period, with the end of the colonial empires and the fall of fascist dictatorships. He demonstrates how deeply intertwined equal rights for all, under law, as a concept and practice are with the development of democracy. He then explores the challenges to the idea of equal rights posed by economic inequality and the demands of the "security state" and concludes with a discussion of universal human rights which, under his idea of isonomy, will require bodies superior to nation-states to enforce"--
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Stourzh, Gerald
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non fiction
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Peck-Kubaczek, Cynthia
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  • Equality before the law
  • Civil rights
  • Human rights
  • Democracy
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Modern isonomy : democratic participation and human rights protection as a system of equal rights : an essay, Gerald Stourzh ; translated by Gerald Stourzh and Cynthia Peck-Kubaczek
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Contents
Isonomy in Greek antiquity -- Gradations : hierarchy in this world and the other world -- Equalizations : ways toward modern isonomy in America and in France -- Democracy with adjectives -- The six components of modern isonomy -- Conclusion : the two focal points of modern isonomy
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on1253438813
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23 cm
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x, 169 pages
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9780226811932
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)1253438813
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Modern isonomy : democratic participation and human rights protection as a system of equal rights : an essay, Gerald Stourzh ; translated by Gerald Stourzh and Cynthia Peck-Kubaczek
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Isonomy in Greek antiquity -- Gradations : hierarchy in this world and the other world -- Equalizations : ways toward modern isonomy in America and in France -- Democracy with adjectives -- The six components of modern isonomy -- Conclusion : the two focal points of modern isonomy
Control code
on1253438813
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 169 pages
Isbn
9780226811932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1253438813

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