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The future of human rights

Author: Upendra Baxi
Publisher: New Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: Oxford India paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd ed. with new prefaceView all editions and formats
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"This monograph critically examines the contemporary discourses on the nature of 'human rights', their histories, the myths that are embedded in them, and contributes an alternative reading of those histories by placing the concerns and interests of the 'people in struggle and communities of resistance' at centre stage. It examines the cold reality that despite the last century being justly being describe as the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Upendra Baxi
ISBN: 9780195690439 0195690435 9780198084969 019808496X
OCLC Number: 191929686
Description: xliv, 339 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. An Age of Human Rights? ---
2. Two Notions of Human Rights: 'Modern' and 'Contemporary' ---
3. The Practices of 'Contemporary' Human Rights? ---
4. Too Many or Too Few Human Rights ---
5. Critiquing Rights: Politics of Identity and Difference ---
6. What is Living and Dead in Relativism? ---
7. Human Rights Movements and Human Rights Markets ---
8. The Emergence of an Alternate Paradigm of Human Rights ---
9. Market Fundamentalisms: Business Ethics at the Altar of Human Rights.
Series Title: Oxford India paperbacks.
Responsibility: Upendra Baxi.

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This is the Oxford India Perennials version of the extensively revised third edition. It focuses on the 'human rights' movement, the myths which surround the Euro-American centered understanding of  Read more...

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