Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Humanitarianism and Human Rights
A World of Differences?

$29.99 (P)

Part of Human Rights in History

Michael Barnett, Samuel Moyn, Jeffrey Flynn, Charles R. Beitz, Stephen Hopgood, Alan Lester, Fabian Klose, Bronwyn Leebaw, Aisling Swaine, Miriam Ticktin, Ilana Feldman, Bertrand Taithe
View all contributors
  • Date Published: October 2020
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108819206

$ 29.99 (P)
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook


Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • This book explores the fluctuating relationship between human rights and humanitarianism. For most of their lives, human rights and humanitarianism have been distant cousins. Humanitarianism focused on situations in faraway places dealing with large-scale loss of life that demanded urgent attention whilst human rights advanced the cause of individual liberty and equality at home. However, the twentieth century saw the two coming much more directly into dialogue, particularly following the end of the Cold War, as both began working in war zones and post-conflict situations. Leading scholars probe how the shifting meanings of human rights and humanitarianism converge and diverge from a variety of disciplinary perspectives ranging from philosophical inquiries that consider whether and how differences are constructed at the level of ethics, obligations, and duties, to historical inquiries that attempt to locate core differences within and between historical periods, and to practice-oriented perspectives that suggest how differences are created and recreated in response to concrete problems and through different kinds of organised activities with different goals and meanings.

    • Unpacks and interrogates the relationship between human rights and humanitarianism
    • Explores different notions of humanity and the tensions and conflicts that this can create
    • Provides a philosophical and practical consideration of global ethics
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    'The fraught relationship between humanitarianism and human rights is brilliantly illuminated in this excellent collection. Many of the key figures in the contemporary discourse feature in the theoretical section of the book, but the strength of the volume rests equally on a series of well-crafted practical studies. Very highly recommended.' Chris Brown, Emeritus Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science

    'A volume like this one was needed, expected and long overdue. It raises important questions, explores crucial issues, and provides useful answers on the vexata quaestio of the worlds of difference between humanitarianism and human rights. Scholars intertwine their multiple disciplinary optics, approaches and expertise in a fruitful dialogue.' Davide Rodogno, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

    'As the rise of nationalism and counter-terrorism measures threaten to stall or set-back progress made over the last century towards a universalization of human rights and humanitarian norms, this book offers a collection of rich, sometimes opposing, perspectives on the evolution and meaning of these ideals. It provides much needed intellectual sustenance to inform critical thinking and debate on how to uphold norms of humanity in these challenging times.' Fiona Terry, Head of the ICRC's Centre for Operational Research and Experience (CORE)

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2020
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108819206
    • length: 340 pages
    • dimensions: 150 x 230 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction. World of differences? Michael Barnett
    Part I. Differences or Distinctions?:
    1. Human rights and humanitarianization: from separation to intersection Samuel Moyn
    2. Suffering and status Jeffrey Flynn
    3. Humanitarianism and human rights in morality and practice Charles R. Beitz
    4. For a fleeting moment: the short, happy, life of humanism Stephen Hopgood
    Part II. Practices:
    5. Humanitarian governance and the circumvention of revolutionary human rights in the British Empire Alan Lester
    6. Humanitarian intervention as an entangled history of humanitarianism and human rights Fabian Klose
    7. Mobilizing emotions: shame, victimhood, and agency Bronwyn Leebaw
    8. At odds? Human rights and humanitarian approaches to violence against women during conflict Aisling Swaine
    9. Innocence: shaping the concept and practice of humanity Miriam Ticktin
    10. Reckoning with time: vexed temporalities in human rights and humanitarianism Ilana Feldman
    11. Between the border and a hard place: negotiating protection and humanitarian aid after the genocide in Cambodia, 1979-1999 Bertrand Taithe
    Conclusion. Practices of humanity Michael Barnett
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Editor

    Michael N. Barnett, George Washington University, Washington DC
    Michael N. Barnett is University Professor of International Affairs and Political Science at the George Washington University, Washington DC. He has written critically acclaimed books on global ethics, humanitarian intervention, and humanitarianism, including Eyewitness to a Genocide: The United Nations and Rwanda (2002) and Empire of Humanity (2012) and edited Paternalism Beyond Borders (2016).

    Contributors

    Michael Barnett, Samuel Moyn, Jeffrey Flynn, Charles R. Beitz, Stephen Hopgood, Alan Lester, Fabian Klose, Bronwyn Leebaw, Aisling Swaine, Miriam Ticktin, Ilana Feldman, Bertrand Taithe

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×
warning icon

Turn stock notifications on?

You must be signed in to your Cambridge account to turn product stock notifications on or off.

Sign in Create a Cambridge account arrow icon
×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×