EU Human Rights Policies: A Study in Irony

EU Human Rights Policies: A Study in Irony

by Andrew Williams
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199268967

ISBN-13: 9780199268962

Pub. Date: 05/15/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The EU's human rights policies are plagued by double standards: it applies radically different approaches in its external and internal operations. In this book, Andrew Williams reveals the nature and scope of this bifurcation and the resultant discrimination, and argues that the ironical condition revealed undermines both the EU's commitment to human rights and

Overview

The EU's human rights policies are plagued by double standards: it applies radically different approaches in its external and internal operations. In this book, Andrew Williams reveals the nature and scope of this bifurcation and the resultant discrimination, and argues that the ironical condition revealed undermines both the EU's commitment to human rights and its moral credibility.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199268962
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/15/2004
Series:
Oxford Studies in European Law Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1. Introduction
2. Development Policy and Human Rights
3. Accession to the EU and Human Rights
4. The Scope of Internal-external Incoherence
5. Explaining Incoherence: the Orthodox Arguments
6. The Invention of Human Rights in the EU
7. European Identity and Human Rights
8. Conclusion

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