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Universal Human Rights in a World of Difference

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ISBN-10: 0521707552

ISBN-13: 9780521707558

Edition: 2008

Authors: Brooke A. Ackerly

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From the diverse and often competing insights of feminist and womens human rights activists, Brooke Ackerly provides an analysis of human rights which challenges existing human rights practices while expanding existing norms. Taking the theoretical work of feminists, post-colonial and post-modern critical theorists, she develops a universal theory of human rights that is attentive to the politics of epistemology, diversity and disagreement but open to the practical challenges they pose. Her theory sets out human rights as at once a research ethic, a tool for criticism of injustice and a call to recognize our obligations to promote justice through our actions. This book will be of great…    
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/26/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 388
Size: 5.94" wide x 8.98" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

BROOKE ACKERLEY is an assistant professor in Political Science at Vanderbilt University. JACQUI TRUE is a lecturer in International Politics at thenbsp;University of Auckland, New Zealand.

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