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Human rights in the twentieth century

Author: Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Series: Human rights in history.
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"Has there always been an inalienable 'right to have rights' as part of the human condition, as Hannah Arendt famously argued? The contributions to this volume examine how human rights came to define the bounds of universal morality in the course of the political crises and conflicts of the twentieth century. Although human rights are often viewed as a self-evident outcome of this history, the essays collected here  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Cross-cultural studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann
ISBN: 9780521194266 0521194261 9780521142571 0521142571
OCLC Number: 651917357
Description: xii, 351 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: genealogies of human rights / Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann --
Part I. The Emergence of Human Rights Regimes: gt1. The end of civilization and the rise of human rights: the mid-twentieth century disjuncture / Mark Mazower; 2. The 'human rights revolution' at work: displaced persons in post-war Europe / G. Daniel Cohen; 3. 'Legal diplomacy': law, politics, and the genesis of postwar European human rights / Mikael Rask Madsen --
Part II. Postwar Universalism and Legal Theory: 4. dtPersonalism, community, and the origins of human rights / Samuel Moyn; 5. René; Cassin: Les droit de l'homme and the universality of human rights, 1945-1966 / Glenda Sluga; 6. Rudolf Laun and the human rights of Germans in occupied and early West Germany / Lora Wildenthal --
Part III. Human Rights, State Socialism, and Dissent: 7. Embracing and contesting: the Soviet Union and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948-1958 / Jennifer Amos; 8. Soviet rights-talk in the post-Stalin era / Benjamin Nathans; 9. Charter 77 and the Roma: human rights and dissent in socialist Czechoslovakia / Celia Donert --
Part IV. Genocide, Humanitarianism, and the Limits of Law: 10. Toward world law? Human rights and the failure of the legalist paradigm of war / Devin O. Pendas; 11. 'Source of embarrassment': human rights, state of emergency, and the wars of decolonization / Fabian Klose; 12. The United Nations, humanitarianism, and human rights: war crimes/genocide trials for Pakistani soldiers in Bangladesh, 1971-1974 / A. Dirk Moses --
Part V. Human Rights, Sovereignty, and the Global Condition: 13. African nationalists and human rights, 1940s-1970s / Andreas Eckert; 14. The International Labour Organization and the globalization of rights, 1944-1970 / Daniel Roger Maul; 15. 'Under a magnifying glass': the international human rights campaign against Chile in the seventies / Jan Eckel.
Series Title: Human rights in history.
Responsibility: [edited by] Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann.
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