“Community and Collective Rights is a book that makes clear what it wants to do and does it. Some books read like collections of essays related to a general field of inquiry...This is a different kind of book, though, which presents a thorough, cohesive investigation of a single topic. Regardless of whether one agrees with the author's conclusions, the theoretical framework is a formidable attempt to tackle a complex problem...Newman's ambitious account challenges us to reconsider the basis of our views regarding the moral status, responsibilities, and claims of collectivities.
Broadly speaking, the book should be of interest to scholars with an appetite for questions at the intersection of law and philosophy. Indeed, the book reads even more like a work in political morality than one might expect from the title...The book also should be of interest to legal scholars with an interest generally in questions about group rights, or in specific controversies that fall within this arena, as it is packed with illustrative examples drawn from international and domestic law.” – Stephen A. Simon,
Law and Politics Book Review, Volume 22, No.10
“...Newman has written an intellectually complex and challenging account of the manner by which we can identify those collectivities that hold moral rights, a framework that should have broad theoretical appeal.
...Community and Collective Rights...deserves a place on the bookshelves of all scholars investigating the moral status of groups and their relations to the individuals that constitute those groups.” – R.D. Robb,
Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, Vol. XXV, No. 2
“Community and Collective Rights is a rigorous and convincing defence of the rights of groups as groups rather than as a set of aggregated individual rights [and] a rewarding read that deserves careful attention.” – Andrew Woolford,
Canadian Journal of Law and Society