Human rights and the borders of suffering : the promotion of human rights in international politics / M. Anne Brown.

Author
Brown, M. Anne [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : Manchester University Press, c2002.
Description
vii, 232 p. ; 24cm.

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Subject(s)
Series
New approaches to conflict analysis [More in this series]
Summary note
Starting with the realities of abuse rather than the liberal architecture of rights, this text casts human rights as a language for probing the political dimensions of suffering.Three case studies are explored - Tiananmen Square, East Timor and the circumstances of indigenous Australians.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (212-220) and index.
Contents
  • The Question of Human Rights
  • Opening up conceptions of rights
  • Human rights promotion and the 'foreign analogy'
  • The construction of human rights: dominant approaches
  • The social contract
  • The international domain
  • The pursuit of grounds
  • Some theorists
  • The 'Asian Way' debate
  • Dialogue
  • China--the Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989
  • The story
  • The political context--'the state'
  • The students
  • Responses
  • East Timor
  • The history
  • East Timor in Indonesia: the human rights situation
  • Incorporation reversed
  • Self-determination
  • The status of Indigenous Australians
  • Aboriginal health in Australia--current conditions
  • 'The great Australian silence'
  • Commonwealth Indigenous health policy--1970s-2000s
  • Self-determination and citizenship.
Other title(s)
University press scholarship online.
ISBN
0719061059
LCCN
^^2002072529
OCLC
49901799
RCP
H - S
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