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The Human Rights Paradox

The Human Rights Paradox

Universality and Its Discontents

  • Author: Steve J. Stern,Scott Straus
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
  • ISBN: 0299299732
  • Category: History
  • Page: 266
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Human rights are paradoxical. Advocates across the world invoke the idea that such rights belong to all people, no matter who or where they are. But since humans can only realize their rights in particular places, human rights are both always and never universal. The Human Rights Paradox is the first book to fully embrace this contradiction and reframe human rights as history, contemporary social advocacy, and future prospect. In case studies that span Africa, Latin America, South and Southeast Asia, and the United States, contributors carefully illuminate how social actors create the imperative of human rights through relationships whose entanglements of the global and the local are so profound that one cannot exist apart from the other. These chapters provocatively analyze emerging twenty-first-century horizons of human rights—on one hand, the simultaneous promise and peril of global rights activism through social media, and on the other, the force of intergenerational rights linked to environmental concerns that are both local and global. Taken together, they demonstrate how local struggles and realities transform classic human rights concepts, including “victim,” “truth,” and “justice.” Edited by Steve J. Stern and Scott Straus, The Human Rights Paradox enables us to consider the consequences—for history, social analysis, politics, and advocacy—of understanding that human rights belong both to “humanity” as abstraction as well as to specific people rooted in particular locales.

Routledge Handbook on Human Rights and the Middle East and North Africa

Routledge Handbook on Human Rights and the Middle East and North Africa

  • Author: Anthony Tirado Chase
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1317613767
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 522
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Recent events such as ‘Iran’s Green Revolution’ and the ‘Arab Uprisings’ have exploded notions that human rights are irrelevant to Middle Eastern and North African politics. Increasingly seen as a global concern, human rights are at the fulcrum of the region’s on-the-ground politics, transnational intellectual debates, and global political intersections. The Routledge Handbook on Human Rights and the Middle East and North Africa: emphasises the need to consider human rights in all their dimensions, rather than solely focusing on the political dimension, in order to understand the structural reasons behind the persistence of human rights violations; explores the various frameworks in which to consider human rights—conceptual, political and transnational/international; discusses issue areas subject to particularly intense debate—gender, religion, sexuality, transitions and accountability; contains contributions from perspectives that span from global theory to grassroots reflections, emphasising the need for academic work on human rights to seriously engage with the thoughts and practices of those working on the ground. A multidisciplinary approach from scholars with a wide range of expertise allows the book to capture the complex dynamics by which human rights have had, or could have, an impact on Middle Eastern and North African politics. This book will therefore be a key resource for students and scholars of Middle Eastern and North African politics and society, as well as anyone with a concern for Human Rights across the globe.

Conflicted Memory

Conflicted Memory

Military Cultural Interventions and the Human Rights Era in Peru

  • Author: Cynthia E. Milton
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
  • ISBN: 0299315002
  • Category: History
  • Page: 296
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Reveals and analyzes how Peru's military elite have engaged in a cultural campaign--via memoirs, novels, films, museums--to shift public memory and debate about the nation's recent violent conflict and their part in it.

Human Rights, Transitional Justice, and the Reconstruction of Political Order in Latin America

Human Rights, Transitional Justice, and the Reconstruction of Political Order in Latin America

  • Author: Michelle Frances Carmody
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319783939
  • Category: History
  • Page: 244
  • View: 9970
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In Argentina and elsewhere in Latin America, decades after the fall of authoritarian regimes in the 1970s, transitional justice has proven to be anything but transitional—it has become a cornerstone of state policy and a powerful tool of state formation. Contextualizing cultural and political shifts in Argentina after the 1976 military coup with comparisons to other countries in the Southern Cone, Michelle Frances Carmody argues that incorporating human rights practices into official policy became a way for state actors to both build the authority of the state and manage social conflict, a key aim of post-Cold War democracies. By examining the relationship between transitional justice and the Latin American political order, this book illuminates overlooked dimensions of state formation in the age of human rights.

Bread, Justice, and Liberty

Bread, Justice, and Liberty

Grassroots Activism and Human Rights in Pinochet's Chile

  • Author: Alison Bruey
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
  • ISBN: 0299316106
  • Category: History
  • Page: 328
  • View: 2400
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In Santiago's urban shantytowns, a searing history of poverty and Chilean state violence have prompted grassroots resistance movements among the poor and working class from the 1940s to the present. Underscoring this complex continuity, Alison J. Bruey offers a compelling history of the struggle for social justice and democracy during the Pinochet dictatorship and its aftermath. As Bruey shows, crucial to the popular movement built in the 1970s were the activism of both men and women and the coalition forged by liberation-theology Catholics and Marxist-Left militants. These alliances made possible the mass protests of the 1980s that paved the way for Chile's return to democracy, but the changes fell short of many activists' hopes. Their grassroots demands for human rights encompassed not just an end to state terror but an embrace of economic opportunity and participatory democracy for all. Deeply grounded by both extensive oral history interviews and archival research, Bread, Justice, and Liberty offers innovative contributions to scholarship on Chilean history, social movements, popular protest and democratization, neoliberal economics, and the Cold War in Latin America.

Islam, Secularism, and Liberal Democracy

Islam, Secularism, and Liberal Democracy

Toward a Democratic Theory for Muslim Societies

  • Author: Nader Hashemi
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199886520
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 310
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Islam's relationship to liberal-democratic politics has emerged as one of the most pressing and contentious issues in international affairs. In Islam, Secularism, and Liberal Democracy, Nader Hashemi challenges the widely held belief among social scientists that religious politics and liberal-democratic development are structurally incompatible. This book argues for a rethinking of democratic theory so that it incorporates the variable of religion in the development of liberal democracy. In the process, it proves that an indigenous theory of Muslim secularism is not only possible, but is a necessary requirement for the advancement of liberal democracy in Muslim societies.

Making and Unmaking Nations

Making and Unmaking Nations

The Origins and Dynamics of Genocide in Contemporary Africa

  • Author: Scott Straus
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 0801455677
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 408
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In Making and Unmaking Nations, Scott Straus seeks to explain why and how genocide takes place—and, perhaps more important, how it has been avoided in places where it may have seemed likely or even inevitable. To solve that puzzle, he examines postcolonial Africa, analyzing countries in which genocide occurred and where it could have but did not. Why have there not been other Rwandas? Straus finds that deep-rooted ideologies—how leaders make their nations—shape strategies of violence and are central to what leads to or away from genocide. Other critical factors include the dynamics of war, the role of restraint, and the interaction between national and local actors in the staging of campaigns of large-scale violence. Grounded in Straus's extensive fieldwork in contemporary Africa, the study of major twentieth-century cases of genocide, and the literature on genocide and political violence, Making and Unmaking Nations centers on cogent analyses of three nongenocide cases (Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, and Senegal) and two in which genocide took place (Rwanda and Sudan). Straus’s empirical analysis is based in part on an original database of presidential speeches from 1960 to 2005. The book also includes a broad-gauge analysis of all major cases of large-scale violence in Africa since decolonization. Straus’s insights into the causes of genocide will inform the study of political violence as well as giving policymakers and nongovernmental organizations valuable tools for the future.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

  • Author: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher: DVA
  • ISBN: 364110498X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Das Recht auf Rechtfertigung

Das Recht auf Rechtfertigung

Elemente einer konstruktivistischen Theorie der Gerechtigkeit

  • Author: Rainer Forst
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783518293621
  • Category: Constructivism (Philosophy)
  • Page: 413
  • View: 5641
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Kann es im Zeitalter des Pluralismus noch gelingen, eine hinreichend komplexe Theorie politischer und sozialer Gerechtigkeit mit Hilfe eines einzigen normativen Grundsatzes zu begründen? Dieses Buch unternimmt einen solchen Versuch, indem es die wesentlichen Elemente einer 'autonomen' Konstruktion der Gerechtigkeit zusammenträgt. Grundlegend ist dabei ein individuelles, moralisches Grund-Recht auf Rechtfertigung, das in den Kapiteln des ersten Teils in moralphilosophischer Perspektive expliziert wird. Im zweiten Teil werden dann die zentralen Bestandteile politischer und sozialer Gerechtigkeit - hinsichtlich der Grundbegriffe von Freiheit, Demokratie, Gleichheit und Toleranz - analysiert und verknüpft. Sie fügen sich zu einer kritischen, politischen Theorie der Gerechtigkeit, in der die Frage der 'Rechtfertigungsmacht' zentral ist. Dies gilt auch, wie die Beiträge im dritten Teil zeigen, für die Gerechtigkeit auf transnationaler Ebene.

Die Ambivalenz des Guten

Die Ambivalenz des Guten

Menschenrechte in der internationalen Politik seit den 1940ern

  • Author: Jan Eckel
  • Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • ISBN: 3525300697
  • Category: History
  • Page: 936
  • View: 5168
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Schutz und Verteidigung der Menschenrechte – eine leere Floskel oder ein fundamentales Prinzip verantwortungsvoller Politik?

Habermas

Habermas

Introduction and Analysis

  • Author: David Ingram
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801476013
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 360
  • View: 5177
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"This is a marvelous resource for anyone interested in better understanding the difficult and voluminous work of jurgen Habermas. It is clearly written, comprehensive, and fair-minded in its exegesis; moreover, it provides at the same time a highly intelligent, critical analysis of central themes in the writings of Habermas."---Stephen K. White, James Hart Professor of Politics, University of Virginia "This is a marvelously comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of Habermas's intellectual contribution to contemporary philosophy."---Simone Chambers, University of Toronto The work of Jurgen Habermas (b. 1929) has been highly influential both in philosophy and across many disciplines in the social sciences. David Ingram here provides an accessible introduction to Habermas's complex thought as it has evolved from 1953 to the present, spanning philosophy, religion, political science, social science, and law. One of today's most intriguing thinkers, Habermas is also notably prolific; for students and other readers who wish to navigate the philosopher's more than thirty books, the lucid and precise Habermas: Introduction And Analysis is a Welcome Starting point rich in insights Ingram's book addresses the entire range of Habermas's social theory, including his most recent and widely discussed contributions to religion, freedom and determinism, global democracy, and the consolidation of the European Union. Recognizing Habermas's Position as a highly public intellectual, lngram discusses how Habermas applies his own theory to pressing problems such as abortion, terrorism, genetic engineering, immigration, multiculturalism, separation of religion and state, technology and mass media, feminism, and human rights. He also presents a detailed critical analysis of Habermas's Key claims and arguments

Whither China?

Whither China?

intellectual politics in contemporary China

  • Author: Xudong Zhang,John David Kadvany
  • Publisher: Duke University Press Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 378
  • View: 9604
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Chinese cultural and intellectual politics waned after the Tiananmen Square incident. This volume explores their revitalization in the 1990s.

Deutsch-französische Jahrbücher

Deutsch-französische Jahrbücher

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social science
  • Page: 237
  • View: 5934
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American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: N.A
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The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art

The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 9794
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Moral images of freedom

Moral images of freedom

a future for critical theory

  • Author: Drucilla Cornell
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780847697922
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 177
  • View: 9417
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Moral Images of Freedom resurrects the Kantian project of affirmative political philosophy and traces its oft-forgotten influences found in thinkers like Martin Heidegger, Ernst Cassirer, Frantz Fanon, and Walter Benjamin. As a whole the book attempts to respond to nihilistic claims about the empty purpose of critical theory in a world so utterly captured by violence in all of its worst forms: economic, social, political, and cultural. Instead, this book draws together a sweeping thread of hope in the varied symbolic forms of freedom persistent throughout the work of a broader range of critical theorists and addresses the burning challenge for such work to respond seriously to the need for a decolonization of critical theory itself and a sustained commitment to the possible future of socialism.

Für Marx

Für Marx

  • Author: Louis Althusser
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783518126004
  • Category: Communism
  • Page: 408
  • View: 4845
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Sexus und Herrschaft

Sexus und Herrschaft

Die Tyrannei des Mannes in unserer Gesellschaft

  • Author: Kate Millett
  • Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
  • ISBN: 3462411209
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 496
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»Sexus und Herrschaft« ist Kate Milletts erstes Buch. Es erschien 1969 und machte die Autorin über Nacht berühmt. Übersetzungen in zahlreiche Sprachen folgten. Kate Millett stellt in ihrem Buch die These auf, daß Sexualität ein politisches Instrument ist und der Koitus, die scheinbar intimste Beziehung zwischen den Geschlechtern, dem Patriarchat zur Unterdrückung und Demütigung der Frau dient. Als Beleg für ihre These analysiert sie die Werke von Autoren wie D. H. Lawrence, Henry Miller, Norman Mailer, Jean Genet. Das Buch gehört seit seinem Erscheinen zu den Standardwerken der Frauenbewegung.

Bosnien

Bosnien

  • Author: Joe Sacco
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783037310694
  • Category:
  • Page: 227
  • View: 595
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Das Informationszeitalter

Das Informationszeitalter

Wirtschaft, Gesellschaft, Kultur

  • Author: Manuel Castells
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783825282622
  • Category: Developing countries
  • Page: 600
  • View: 421
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