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Rights As Weapons: Instruments of Conflict, Tools of Power

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ISBN-10: 0691166048

ISBN-13: 9780691166049

Edition: 2019

Authors: Clifford Bob

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An in-depth look at the historic and strategic deployment of rights in political conflicts throughout the world Rights are usually viewed as defensive concepts representing mankind's highest aspirations to protect the vulnerable and uplift the downtrodden. But since the Enlightenment, political combatants have also used rights belligerently, to batter despised communities, demolish existing institutions, and smash opposing ideas. Delving into a range of historical and contemporary conflicts from all areas of the globe, Rights as Weapons focuses on the underexamined ways in which the powerful wield rights as aggressive weapons against the weak. Clifford Bob looks at how political forces use…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2019
Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr
Binding: Cloth Text 
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English