ISHAY HUMAN RIGHTS READER PDF

Bataur This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Chapter 12 Redefining Rights in the New Millennium. Account Options Sign in. Sarah marked it as to-read Apr 20, Micheline Ishay No preview izhay — From Ancient Times to ushay Era of Globalization, Micheline Ishay now presents us with an extraordinarily rich, original, and illuminating compilation of sources on the history and philosophy of human rights. This anthology provides the first comprehensive historical perspective on human rights, covering influential figures, ideals, movements and strategies. Better World Books Ltd Condition: Kait Johnstone marked it as to-read Apr 10, It could be through conference attendance, group discussion or directed reading to name just a few examples.

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As she chronicles the clash of social movements, ideas, and armies that have played a part in this struggle, Ishay illustrates how the history of human rights has evolved from one era to the next through texts, cultural traditions, and creative expression.

Writing with verve and extraordinary range, she develops a framework for understanding contemporary issues from the debate over globalization to the intervention in Kosovo to the climate for human rights after September 11, Ishay structures her chapters around six core questions that have shaped human rights debate and scholarship: What are the origins of human rights?

Why did the European vision of human rights triumph over those of other civilizations? Has socialism made a lasting contribution to the legacy of human rights? Are human rights universal or culturally bound? Must human rights be sacrificed to the demands of national security? Is globalization eroding or advancing human rights? As she explores these questions, Ishay also incorporates notable documents—writings, speeches, and political statements—from activists, writers, and thinkers throughout history.

About the Author Micheline R. It should be required reading for international leaders - killers and reformers alike. A magisterial, well-documented, and convincing analysis. The result is a panoramic view that demands much of the reader but ultimately satisfies through imaginative scholarship and scrupulous detail.

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