The Human Rights Paradox: Universality and Its Discontents

The Human Rights Paradox: Universality and Its Discontents

by Steve J. Stern
     
 

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By identifying and embracing the paradox that human rights are at once a transcendent value belonging to all and a reality forged by particular people rooted in specific places, The Human Rights Paradox advances a new way to understand the history, contemporary politics, advocacy, and future prospects of human rights.
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By identifying and embracing the paradox that human rights are at once a transcendent value belonging to all and a reality forged by particular people rooted in specific places, The Human Rights Paradox advances a new way to understand the history, contemporary politics, advocacy, and future prospects of human rights.

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“A deeply penetrating critique of dominant trends in the human rights literature. This volume poses a persuasive challenge to those scholars who overlook the uneven and nonlinear development of human rights.”—Victor Peskin, author of International Justice in Rwanda and the Balkans

“The contributors illustrate well the complexity of analyzing specific situations and defining strategies for action, as well as the relevance of context, history, and politics.”—Susana Kaiser, University of San Francisco

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299299743
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
04/23/2014
Series:
Critical Human Rights Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
948,238
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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