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Prisoners of freedom : human rights and the African poor

Author: Harri Englund
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006.
Series: California series in public anthropology, 14.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Investigates how ideas of freedom impede struggles against poverty and injustice in emerging democracies. Reaching beyond a narrow focus on the national elite, this book shows how foreign aid and  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harri Englund
ISBN: 0520249232 9780520249233 0520249240 9780520249240 9780520249233 9780520249240
OCLC Number: 62341482
Description: xi, 247 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The situation of human rights --
Rights as freedoms --
The hidden lessons of civic education --
Watchdogs unleashed? --
Legal aid for abused labor --
Crimes of exploitation --
Human rights and moral panics --
Redeeming freedom.
Series Title: California series in public anthropology, 14.
Responsibility: Harri Englund.
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