Human Rights in Africa: Cross-Cultural Perspectives / Edition 1

Human Rights in Africa: Cross-Cultural Perspectives / Edition 1

by Abdullahi Ahmed An-naim
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815717954

ISBN-13: 9780815717959

Pub. Date: 08/28/1990

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

This powerful volume challenges the conventional view that the concept of human rights is peculiar to the West and, therefore, inherently alien to the non-Western traditions of third world countries.

This book demonstrates that there is a contextual legitimacy for the concept of human rights. Virginia A. Leary and Jack Donnelly discuss the Western cultural

Overview

This powerful volume challenges the conventional view that the concept of human rights is peculiar to the West and, therefore, inherently alien to the non-Western traditions of third world countries.

This book demonstrates that there is a contextual legitimacy for the concept of human rights. Virginia A. Leary and Jack Donnelly discuss the Western cultural origins of international human rights; David Little, Bassam Tibi, and Ann Elizabeth Mayer explore Christian and Islamic perspectives on human rights; Rhoda E. Howard, Claude E. Welch, Jr., and James C. N. Paul examine human rights in the context of the African nation-state; Kwasi Wiredu, James Silk, and Francis M. Deng offer African cultural perspectives; and Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im and Richard D. Schwartz discuss prospects for a cross-cultural approach to human rights.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815717959
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
08/28/1990
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
399
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1510L (what's this?)

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