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Human rights in global politics

Author: Timothy Dunne; Nicholas J Wheeler
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
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"There is a stark contradiction between the theory of universal human rights and the everyday practice of human wrongs. This timely volume investigates whether human rights abuses are a result of the failure of governments to live up to a universal human rights standard, or whether the search for moral universals is a fundamentally flawed enterprise which distracts us from the task of developing rights in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Dunne; Nicholas J Wheeler
ISBN: 0521641381 9780521641388 052164643X 9780521646437
OCLC Number: 39523589
Description: xi, 337 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: human rights and the fifty years' crisis / Tim Dunne and Nicholas J. Wheeler --
Three tyrannies / Ken Booth --
The social construction of international human rights / Jack Donnelly --
Universal human rights: a critique / Chris Brown --
Non-ethnocentric universalism / Bhikhu Parekh --
Towards an ethic of global responsibility / Mary Midgley --
The challenge of genocide and genocidal politics in an era of globalisation / Richard Falk --
Transnational civil society / Mary Kaldor --
Global voices: civil society and the media in global crises / Martin Shaw --
Refugees: a global human rights and security crisis / Gil Loescher --
The silencing of women / Georgina Ashworth --
Power, principles and prudence: protecting human rights in a deeply divided world / Andrew Hurrell --
Learning beyond frontiers / Ken Booth and Tim Dunne.
Responsibility: edited by Tim Dunne and Nicholas J. Wheeler.
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Leading scholars evaluate the philosophical basis of human rights, and the development of a global human rights culture.  Read more...

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"Human Rights in Global Politics...distinguishes itself ...by its solid theoretical and practical approach to analyzing human rights at the end of the century." William Felice, Recent Books on Read more...

 
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