Logo

Human Rights and the Borders of Suffering

Large book cover: Human Rights and the Borders of Suffering

Human Rights and the Borders of Suffering
by

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN/ASIN: 0719061059
ISBN-13: 9780719061059
Number of pages: 241

Description:
This book argues for greater openness in the ways we approach human rights and international rights promotion, and in so doing brings some new understanding to old debates. Starting with the realities of abuse rather than the liberal architecture of rights, it casts human rights as a language for probing the political dimensions of suffering.

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Download link
(1.9MB, PDF)

Similar books

Book cover: The Philosophy of Human RightsThe Philosophy of Human Rights
by - De Gruyter Open
The book identifies two major issues that call for conceptual clarification in order to better understand human rights claims: the question of how to justify human rights and the tension between universal normative claims and particular moralities.
(2760 views)
Book cover: Freedom from Want: The Human Right to Adequate FoodFreedom from Want: The Human Right to Adequate Food
by - Georgetown University Press
Worldwide hunger is best addressed as a human rights issue. Kent analyzes the current deplorable state of world hunger and malnutrition, demonstrating how governments, not food shortages or climates or famine, are to blame.
(13551 views)
Book cover: Human Rights and Democracy: The Precarious Triumph of IdealsHuman Rights and Democracy: The Precarious Triumph of Ideals
by - Bloomsbury Academic
The author combines an overview of the key theoretical models of democracy and human rights with a state-of-the-art survey which reports on trade-offs between achievements, set-backs and challenges in some of the world's 'hotspots'.
(5023 views)
Book cover: You'll Learn Not to Cry: Child Combatants in ColombiaYou'll Learn Not to Cry: Child Combatants in Colombia
- Human Rights Watch
Guerrilla in Colombia rely on child combatants, who have committed atrocities and are even made to execute other children. This is the first report published on this issue, it documents how illegal armies have recruited increasing numbers of children.
(12912 views)