Examines the evolution of collective human rights in international relations and argues that the concept of human rights must integrate group rights based on race/ethnicity, gender, class, and sexuality.
Taking Suffering Seriously examines the evolution and development of the concept of collective human rights in international relations. Focusing on the tension between the rights of the individual member of society and the collective rights of certain groups, Felice argues that the protection of human dignity requires an expansion of our understanding of human rights to include those collective group rights often violated by state and global structures. He advocates a third way, between liberalism and Marxism, to move toward a world in which decision-making is based on norms of meeting basic human needs and true equality.
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About the Author
William F. Felice is Assistant Professor, International Relations and Global Affairs, Eckerd College.
Table of Contents
PART I: THE POLITICS OF COLLECTIVE HUMAN RIGHTS
1. Conceptualizing Collective Human Rights
2. Ethnicity/Race, Gender, and Sexuality
3. The Right to Self-Determination
4. The Morality of the Depths: The Right to Development as an Emerging Principle of International Law
5. Collective Human Rights in a "World Society": Challenging State Sovereignty
PART II: THE THEORY OF COLLECTIVE HUMAN RIGHTS
6. Liberal Theory and Collective Human Rights
7. Marxist Theory and Collective Human Rights
8. Poststructuralist, Postmodernist, and Post-Marxist Theories and Collective Human Rights
9. The Case for Collective Human Rights
A. "Universal Declaration of the Rights of Peoples"
B. The "African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights"
C. "Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women"