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The human right to dominate

Author: Nicola Perugini; Neve Gordon
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press. copyright 2015.
Series: Oxford studies in culture & politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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La 4e de couverture indique : "What if human rights were used to oppress or even harm the very populations they were intended to protect? In "The Human right to dominate", Nicola Perugini and Neve Gordon challenge readers to reconsider everything that they think they know about human rights, arguing against the popular assumption that increased human rights lead to a greater degree of freedom. The book explores the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicola Perugini; Neve Gordon
ISBN: 9780199365005 0199365008 9780199365012 0199365016
OCLC Number: 933291677
Description: 1 vol. (x-200 p.) : ill., cartes, couv. ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments ; Introduction: Human Rights as Domination ; Chapter 1: The Paradox of Human Rights ; Chapter 2: The Threat of Human Rights ; Chapter 3: The Human Right to Kill ; Chapter 4: The Human Right to Colonize ; Conclusion: What Remains of Human Rights? ; Notes ; Bibliography ; Index
Series Title: Oxford studies in culture & politics.
Responsibility: Nicola Perugini and Neve Gordon.

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The Human Right to Dominate investigates the Israel/Palestine conflict to account for how human rights - generally conceived as a counter-hegemonic instrument for righting historical injustices - are  Read more...

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The tight relationship between human rights and the sovereign state has elicited significant critical attention (Agamben, 1998; Arendt [1951] 1968; Douzinas, 2000; cf. Cohen, 2012), and Perugini and Read more...

 
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