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Title The human rights paradox : universality and its discontents / edited by Steve J. Stern and Scott Straus
Published Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2014]
©2014
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 266 pages)
Series Critical human rights
Critical human rights.
Contents Introduction. Embracing paradox: human rights in a global age / Steve J. Stern and Scott Straus -- Part I. Who makes human rights? -- Human rights history from the ground up: the case of East Timor / Geoff Robinson -- Rights on display: museums and human rights claims / Bridget Conley-Zilkic -- Civilian agency in times of crisis: lessons from Burundi / Meghan Foster Lynch -- Part II. Interrogating classic concepts -- Consulting survivors: evidence from Cambodia, northern Uganda, and other countries affected by mass violence / Patrick Vinck and Phuong Pham -- "Memoria, verdad y justicia": the terrain of post-dictatorship social reconstruction and the struggle for human rights in Argentina / Noa Vaisman -- Rethinking transitional justice: reflections on the paradoxes of accountability efforts in Peru / Jo-Marie Burt -- Part III. New horizons -- The aporias of new technologies for human rights activism / Fuyuki Kurasawa -- The human right to water in rural India: promises and challenges / Philippe Cullet -- A very promising species: from Hobbes to the human right to water / Richard P. Hiskes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Human rights advocacy.
Human rights -- History.
Human rights.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Stern, Steve J., 1951- editor
Straus, Scott, 1970- editor
ISBN 0299299732 (electronic bk.)
1306540321 (electronic bk.)
9780299299736 (electronic bk.)
9781306540322 (electronic bk.)