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Human Rights in Global Politics

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Tim Dunne, Nicholas J. Wheeler, Ken Booth, Jack Donnelly, Chris Brown, Bhikhu Parekh, Mary Midgley, Richard Falk, Mary Kaldor, Martin Shaw, Gil Loescher, Georgina Ashworth, Andrew Hurrell
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  • Date Published: March 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521646437

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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 brings together leading scholars to evaluate this paradox. The contributors ask 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. The book evaluates the philosophical basis of human rights, and reflects on the structures that affect the development of a global human rights culture.

    • Study of a hot topic - human rights - by leading scholars
    • Covers both the philosophical and practical aspects of the subject, and looks at the gap between states' rhetoric and the reality of their actions
    • Will be of interest to IR scholars, political theorists and philosophers, and lawyers and others working in the human rights field
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    "Human Rights in Global Politics...distinguishes itself its solid theoretical and practical approach to analyzing human rights at the end of the century." William Felice, Recent Books on Ethics and International Affairs

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521646437
    • length: 352 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: human rights and the fifty years' crisis Tim Dunne and Nicholas J. Wheeler
    Part I. Theories of Human Rights:
    1. Three tyrannies of human rights Ken Booth
    2. The social construction of international human rights Jack Donnelly
    3. Universal human rights: a critique Chris Brown
    4. Non-ethnocentric universalism Bhikhu Parekh
    5. Towards an ethic of global responsibility Mary Midgley
    Part II. The Practices of Human Wrongs:
    6. The challenge of genocide and genocidal politics in an era of globalisation Richard Falk
    7. Transnational civil society Mary Kaldor
    8. Global voices: civil society and the media in global crises Martin Shaw
    9. Refugees: a global human rights and security crisis Gil Loescher
    10. The silencing of women Georgina Ashworth
    11. Power, principles and prudence: protecting human right in a divided world Andrew Hurrell
    12. Conclusion: learning beyond frontiers Ken Booth and Tim Dunne.

  • Editors

    Tim Dunne, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth

    Nicholas J. Wheeler, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth


    Tim Dunne, Nicholas J. Wheeler, Ken Booth, Jack Donnelly, Chris Brown, Bhikhu Parekh, Mary Midgley, Richard Falk, Mary Kaldor, Martin Shaw, Gil Loescher, Georgina Ashworth, Andrew Hurrell

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