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Civil Rights

  • By: Robert Lepenies
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

Civil rights are a subject of concern both nationally and globally, and they are the most basic legal guarantees a state must bestow for its citizens to possess the status of free and equal citizens. Historically, the ascent of the concept ...

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