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

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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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