Saturday, January 12, 2008

Human Rights in Civic Education

By: John J. Patrick, Professor Emeritus, Indiana University

Title: Human Rights in Civic Education

Authors: John J. Patrick, Professor Emeritus, Indiana University

Full Document: (attached)

Publish: Presented to the Conference on Democracy Promotion and International Cooperation, Sponsored by the Center for Civic Education and the Bundeszentrale fur Politische Bildung in Denver, Colorado, September 25-29, 2006

Abstract: During the second half of the twentieth century, the ideas of human rights and representative democracy, in tandem, became prominent throughout the world. The flagrant abuse of human rights anywhere often became a matter of abiding concern everywhere, and the advancement of democracy and civil liberty was avidly promoted by some countries and celebrated by many others. The advocacy and admiration of human rights and representative democracy continue unabated in most parts of our world today. Most governments in the nationstates of our world claim to be representative democracies, list human rights in their constitutions, and acknowledge the legitimacy of international interest in the rights of individuals, even if some nation-states do it grudgingly or superficially.

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