In This Review
Human Rights in the Americas: The Struggle for Consensus

Human Rights in the Americas: The Struggle for Consensus

Edited by Alfred Hennelly and John Langan

Georgetown University Press, 1982, 291 pp.
Human Rights and Basic Needs in the Americas

Human Rights and Basic Needs in the Americas

Edited by Margaret E. Crahan

Georgetown University Press, 1982, 343 pp.

Reflecting a strong philosophical and theological orientation, the contributors to these two volumes, some from North America and others from Latin countries, analyze the definition of human rights and their relationship to other social, political and economic desiderata. They also attempt to extend the relationship of human rights to basic human needs beyond the political realm.