Human Rights in Thick and Thin Societies: Universality Without Uniformity

Human Rights in Thick and Thin Societies: Universality Without Uniformity

by Seth D. Kaplan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108471213
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/16/2018
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.18(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Seth D. Kaplan is Professorial Lecturer in the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at The Johns Hopkins University. He is Senior Adviser for the Institute for Integrated Transitions and consultant to organizations such as the World Bank, United Nations, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. He is author of two books and over 100 articles, and is co-author of the landmark United Nations - World Bank flagship report, Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict (2018).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The UDHR: flexible universalism; 3. Cultural psychology's contribution; 4. Thick versus thin societies; 5. The limits of Western human rights discourse; 6. Case study: male circumcision in Europe; 7. Case study: Rwanda's Gacaca Courts; 8. Conclusion: a return to basics.

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