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Liberalism, Human Rights, and Human Dignity

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 August 2014

Neil Mitchell
University of New Mexico
Rhoda E. Howard
McMaster University
Jack Donnelly
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Do international standards regarding human rights require the existence of a liberal regime? This was the thrust of Rhoda Howard and Jack Donnelly's essay in the September 1986 issue of this Review. Neil Mitchell takes vigorous issue with this contention, arguing first and foremost that Howard and Donnelly have not defined liberalism satisfactorily. Howard and Donnelly present a spirited rejoinder.

Copyright © American Political Science Association 1987

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