Human rights in global politics

Human rights in global politics. Edited by Tim Dunne and Nicholas J. Wheeler New York, United States: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Title Human rights in global politics
Place of Publication New York, United States
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Publication year 1999
Sub-type Edited book
Open Access Status
ISBN 9781139171298
Language eng
Editor Tim Dunne
Nicholas J. Wheeler
Start page xi
End page 337
Total number of pages 352
Formatted Abstract/Summary
There is a stark contradiction between the theory of universal human rights and the everyday practice of human wrongs. This timely volume investigates whether human rights abuses are a result of the failure of governments to live up to a universal human rights standard, or whether the search for moral universals is a fundamentally flawed enterprise which distracts us from the task of developing rights in the context of particular ethical communities. In the first part of the book chapters by Ken Booth, Jack Donnelly, Chris Brown, Bhikhu Parekh and Mary Midgley explore the philosophical basis of claims to universal human rights. In the second part, Richard Falk, Mary Kaldor, Martin Shaw, Gil Loescher, Georgina Ashworth and Andrew Hurrell reflect on the role of the media, global civil society, states, migration, non-governmental organisations, capitalism, and schools and universities in developing a global human rights culture.
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