Development and Rights: Negotiating Justice in Changing Societies

Development and Rights: Negotiating Justice in Changing Societies

by Christian Lund
     
 

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This collection of essays hand explores a major undercurrent of the debate on rights, namely the question of universalism and cultural relativism. It also explores how rights are claimed and contested, vindicated and politicized and, in different ways, transform social practice.

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This collection of essays hand explores a major undercurrent of the debate on rights, namely the question of universalism and cultural relativism. It also explores how rights are claimed and contested, vindicated and politicized and, in different ways, transform social practice.

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Nine essays explore the question of universalism and cultural relativism of rights, refuse to adopt either stance absolutely, and advocate less extreme positions. They also consider how rights are claimed and contested, vindicated and politicized, and how they transform social practice in different ways. The case studies, most from Africa, focus on the legal dimensions and how people in concrete circumstances engage in political struggles that are framed partly in terms of rights. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781135260897
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/23/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
File size:
2 MB

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