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Freedom's Orphans

Engels | Druk: New title | Paperback | 9780691134703 | 248 pagina's

David L. Tubbs, David Tubbs - 9780691134703

 

Engels | Druk: New title | Paperback | 9780691134703 | 248 pagina's

Has contemporary liberalism's devotion to individual liberty come at the expense of our society's obligations to children? Divorce is now easy to obtain, and access to everything from violent movies to sexually explicit material is zealously protected as freedom of speech. But what of the effects on the young, with their special needs and vulnerabilities? Freedom's Orphans seeks a way out of this predicament. Poised to ignite fierce debate within and beyond academia, it documents the increasing indifference of liberal theorists and jurists to what were long deemed core elements of children's welfare. Evaluating large changes in liberal political theory and jurisprudence, particularly American liberalism after the Second World War, David Tubbs argues that the expansion of rights for adults has come at a high and generally unnoticed cost. In championing new lifestyle freedoms, liberal theorists and jurists have ignored, forgotten, or discounted the competing interests of children. To substantiate his arguments, Tubbs reviews important currents of liberal thought, including the ideas of Isaiah Berlin, Ronald Dworkin, and Susan Moller Okin. He also analyzes three key developments in American civil liberties: the emergence of the right to privacy in sexual and reproductive matters; the abandonment of the traditional standard for obscenity prosecutions; and the gradual acceptance of the doctrine of strict separation between religion and public life.

 

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Freedom's Orphans Engels | Druk: New title | Paperback | 9780691134703 | 248 pagina's
TaalEngels
BindwijzePaperback
DrukNew title
Verschijningsdatum2007-07-09
Aantal pagina's248 pagina's
IllustratiesNee
AuteurDavid L. Tubbs | David Tubbs
Co-auteurDavid Tubbs
UitgeverPrinceton University Press
Extra groot lettertypeNee
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum2007-07-09
SubtitelContemporary Liberalism and the Fate of American Children
Thema Qualifier Code1KBB
Thema Subject CodeJPFK



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