Democracy Human rights Globalization Political aspects. ISBN: 088254859X ISBN: 0715387073 Publication & Distribution: New York On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners.
John Headley's lucid study of the intellectual origins of human rights and democracy in the European tradition rewards the careful reader. The two sections on the United States described above arc in brief, isolated sections, and have little to do with the rest of the book. The scholarship and theoretical sophistication make this book a must-read for all thoughtful people, especially those concerned with political theory and globalization. ―Bruce Mazlish, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This is an important book.
John Headley argues that the Renaissance and the Reformation provided the effective curren The Europeanization of the World puts forward a defense of Western civilization and the unique gifts it has bequeathed to the world-in particular, human rights and constitutional democracy-at a time when many around the globe equate the West with hubris and thinly veiled imperialism. John Headley argues that the Renaissance and the Reformation provided the effective currents for the development of two distinctive political ideas. Headley traces the development and implications of this first idea from antiquity to the present. He examines the English revolution of 1688 and party government in Britain and America into the early nineteenth century. And he challenges the now-common stance in historical studies of moral posturing against the West.
The Europeanization of the Worldputs forward a defense of Western civilization and the unique gifts it has bequeathed to the world-in particular, human rights . . Headley contends that these unique ideas are Western civilization's most precious export, however presently distorted. Certainly European culture has its dark side-Auschwitz is but one example. His argument locates most that is unique about these themes emerging during the Renaissance and found fully rendered only in Europe. Toward the end of the book in a rather underdeveloped section, Headley points out that since the 1960s, many American academics have scorned and rejected these previously prized European values. To them Europe is unexceptional.
The Europeanization of the World puts forward a defense of Western civilization and the unique gifts it has bequeathed to the world-in particular, human rights and constitutional democracy-at a time when many around the globe equate the West with hubris and thinly veiled imperialism.
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For those seeking to better comprehend this much-emphasised humanistic tradition, its inheritance, and its impact on universalistic human rights values, a useful starting point from a narrative historical perspective is John Headley’s The Europeanization of the World: On the Origins of Human Rights and Democracy.
Note: Contents data are machine generated based on pre-publication provided by the publisher. Contents may have variations from the printed book or be incomplete or contain other coding . Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Democracy. Globalization - Political aspects.