The Politics of Justice and Human Rights: Southeast Asia and Universalist Theory

The Politics of Justice and Human Rights: Southeast Asia and Universalist Theory

ISBN-10:
0521003474
ISBN-13:
9780521003476
Pub. Date:
11/28/2010
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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The Politics of Justice and Human Rights: Southeast Asia and Universalist Theory

This book makes a major contribution to the theory and practice of human rights, engaging in particular with the "Asian values" debate. It is especially concerned with the tension between a universal regime of human rights and its ability to accommodate diversity. Incorporating original fieldwork from Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, the book also draws out the significance of Southeast Asian developments for international human rights discourse. It is likely to become a definitive account of political discussions of human rights in Southeast Asia and an important contribution to the development of human rights theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521003476
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/28/2010
Series: Cambridge Asia-Pacific Studies Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: 1. Asian values, state elites and human rights; 2. Critical evaluation of the Asian values discourse; 3. The real Asian values debate; Part II: 4. Human rights: political reality, philosophical problem; 5. Human rights as incompletely theorised argument; 6. The return of politics and human rights; Conclusion.

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