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Perry, Michael J.

Overview
Works: 37 works in 315 publications in 5 languages and 18,440 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: KF4749, 342.73085
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Most widely held works about Michael J Perry
 
Most widely held works by Michael J Perry
The idea of human rights : four inquiries by Michael J Perry( )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 3,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by a 1988 trip to El Salvador, Michael J. Perry's new book is a personal and scholarly exploration of the idea of human rights. Perry is one of our nation's leading authorities on the relation of morality, including religious morality, to politics and law. He seeks, in this book, to disentangle the complex idea of human rights by way of four probing and interrelated essays. The initial essay, which is animated by Perry's skepticism about the capacity of any secular morality to offer a coherent account of the idea of human rights, suggests that the first part of the idea of human rights - the premise that every human being is "sacred" or "inviolable"--Is inescapably religious. Responding to recent criticism of 'rights talk', Perry explicates, in his second essay, the meaning and value of talk about human rights. In his third essay, Perry asks a fundamental question about human rights: Are they universal? In addressing this question, Perry disaggregates and criticizes several different varieties of "moral relativism" and then considers the implications of these different relativist positions for claims about human rights. Perry turns to another fundamental question about human rights in his final essay: Are they absolute? Perry concludes that even if no human rights, understood as moral rights, are absolute or unconditional, some human rights, understood as international legal rights, are - and indeed, should be - absolute. The Idea of Human Rights: Four Inquiries will appeal to students of many disciplines, including (but not limited to) law, philosophy, religion, and politics
Religion in politics : constitutional and moral perspectives by Michael J Perry( )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Arabic and held by 2,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not every liberal democracy is constitutionally committed to an ideal of nonestablishment. Even in the absence of such a constitutional requirement, however, fundamental political-moral questions remain. Is it morally appropriate for citizens - in particular, legislators and other public officials - to present religious arguments about the morality of human conduct in public political debate? Is it morally appropriate for them to rely on such arguments in making a political choice? In addressing these and other questions, Perry criticizes recent work by Kent Greenawalt, John Rawls, and John Finnis
Morality, politics, and law : a bicentennial essay by Michael J Perry( )

37 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Italian and held by 2,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addressing the proper relation of moral and religious belief to politics and law, especially constitutional law, Perry here discusses whether a common moral foundation exists that is capable of providing, in a diverse social system like ours, consistent guidelines for handling divisive political, policy, religious and constitutional disputes. His study represents a distinctive position in the vast and growing literature on the moral foundations of liberal political and legal life
We the people : the Fourteenth Amendment and the Supreme Court by Michael J Perry( )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 2,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is the Supreme Court usurping American politics? In this book eminent legal scholar Michael J. Perry addresses this grave question, specifically inquiring into which of several major constitutional conflicts centered on the Fourteenth Amendment - conflicts over racial segregation, race-based affirmative action, sex-based discrimination, homosexuality, abortion, and physician-assisted suicide - have been resolved as they should have been."--Jacket
Love and power : the role of religion and morality in American politics by Michael J Perry( )

24 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Constitution in the courts : law or politics? by Michael J Perry( )

25 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 1,919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With insightful and balanced answers to these questions, The Constitution in the Courts: Law or Politics makes a major contribution to one of the most fundamental controversies in modern American politics and law. It is essential reading for lawyers, judges, and scholars and students of law, political science and political philosophy
The Constitution, the courts, and human rights : an inquiry into the legitimacy of constitutional policymaking by the judiciary by Michael J Perry( Book )

17 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and Japanese and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that the Supreme Court should continue to take a strong lead in the protection of human rights in constitutional policy decisions
Toward a theory of human rights : religion, law, courts by Michael J Perry( Book )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neither the morality of human rights nor its relation to the law of human rights is well understood. In this book, Perry addresses three large issues: - There is undeniably a religious ground for the morality of human rights. But is there a nonreligious (secular) ground for the morality of human rights? - What is the relation between the morality of human rights and the law of human rights? Perry here addresses the controversial issues of capital punishment, abortion, and same-sex unions. - What is the proper role of courts, in a liberal democracy, in protecting - and therefore in interpreting - constitutionally entrenched human rights? In considering this question, special attention is paid to the Supreme Court and how it should rule on hot button issues such as capital punishment and abortion. Toward a Theory of Human Rights makes a significant contribution both to human rights studies and to constitutional theory
Under God? : religious faith and liberal democracy by Michael J Perry( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The proper role of religious faith in the public life of a liberal democracy is one of the most important and controversial issues in the United States today. In this new book, Michael J. Perry argues that political reliance on religious faith violate neither the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution nor, more broadly, the morality of liberal democracy. Nonetheless, Perry argues, religious believers sometimes have good reasons to be wary about relying on religious beliefs in making political decisions. Along the way, Perry thoughtfully addresses three subjects at the center of fierce contemporary political debate: school vouchers, same-sex marriage, and abortion."--Jacket
Constitutional rights, moral controversy, and the Supreme Court by Michael J Perry( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Swedish and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If a majority of the justices of the Supreme Court believes that a law violates the Constitution, it does not necessarily follow that the Court should rule that the law is unconstitutional. In cases in which it is argued that a law violates the Constitution, the Supreme Court must decide which of two importantly different questions it should address: (1) Is the challenged law unconstitutional? (2) Is the lawmakers' judgment that the challenged law is constitutional a reasonable judgment?"--Provided by publisher
The political morality of liberal democracy by Michael J Perry( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this important new work in political and constitutional theory, Michael J. Perry elaborates and defends an account of the political morality of liberal democracy: the moral convictions and commitments that in a liberal democracy should govern decisions about what laws to enact and what policies to pursue. The fundamental questions addressed in this book concern (1) the grounding, (2) the content, (3) the implications for one or another moral controversy and (4) the judicial enforcement of the political morality of liberal democracy. The particular issues discussed include whether government
Human rights in the constitutional law of the United States by Michael J Perry( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the period since the end of the Second World War, there has emerged what has never before existed: a truly global morality--specifically, a global political morality. That morality, which I call "the morality of human rights", consists both of a fundamental imperative, which serves as the normative ground of human rights, and of various human rights--of various rights, that is, recognized by the great majority of the countries of the world as human rights"--
Critique and construction : a symposium on Roberto Unger's Politics by Critique and construction( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A global political morality : human rights, democracy, and constitutionalism by Michael J Perry( Book )

13 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In A Global Political Morality, Michael John Perry addresses several related questions in human rights theory, political theory, and constitutional theory. He begins by explaining what the term 'human right' means and then elaborates and defends the morality of human rights, which is the first truly global morality in human history. Perry also pursues the implications of the morality of human rights for democratic governance and for the proper role of courts - especially the US Supreme Court - in protecting constitutionally entrenched human rights. The principal constitutional controversies discussed in the book are capital punishment, race-based affirmative action, same-sex marriage, physician-assisted suicide, and abortion"--
Daylighting requirements for display-screen equipment by Michael J Perry( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New ways of predicting discomfort glare. by Michael J Perry( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still running : a tribute to Maria Pearson, Yankton Sioux( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Holes and Quantum Mechanics by Michael J Perry( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using liquid crystal spatial light modulators for closed loop tracking and beam steering with phase holograpy by Michael J Perry( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Optical Phased Array (OPA) technology offers advantages in the reduction of size, weight, and power of optical steering devices. Nematic liquid crystal (LC) spatial light modulators (SLMs) have been studied as a potential candidate for building non-mechanical OPAs. They can steer a laser beam and split the beam into multiple beams. This thesis builds upon the prior research showing each split beam can be individually controlled, including variation in intensity. A closed loop tracking scenario shows the flexibility of the SLM by tracking and stabilizing an incoming beam. Results show that applying a phase grating to the SLM has limitations with diffraction and fringing when the SLM is divided into sub-apertures during beam splitting, forcing trade-offs in performance. An iterative Fourier transform algorithm is proposed to overcome the limitations by creating a phase hologram that steers and splits the beam without subdividing the SLM, seeking to minimize the aforementioned effects by allowing more efficient use of the LC array. Results show the beam can be split and steered by a phase hologram and is compared to simulation and the phase grating technique
Religious liberty at the dawn of a new millennium by Law & Society Annual Symposium( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Morality, politics, and law : a bicentennial essay
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Religion in politics : constitutional and moral perspectivesMorality, politics, and law : a bicentennial essayWe the people : the Fourteenth Amendment and the Supreme CourtLove and power : the role of religion and morality in American politicsThe Constitution in the courts : law or politics?Toward a theory of human rights : religion, law, courtsUnder God? : religious faith and liberal democracyConstitutional rights, moral controversy, and the Supreme CourtThe political morality of liberal democracy
Alternative Names
Perry, Michael

Perry, Michael John 1945-

ペリィ, M. J

ペリィ, マイケル J.

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