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The Resource Human rights standards : hegemony, law, and politics, Makau Mutua

Human rights standards : hegemony, law, and politics, Makau Mutua

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Human rights standards : hegemony, law, and politics
Title
Human rights standards
Title remainder
hegemony, law, and politics
Statement of responsibility
Makau Mutua
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How are human rights norms made, who makes them, and why? In Human Rights Standards, Makau Mutua traces the history of the human rights projects and critically explores how the norms of the human rights movement have been created. Examining key texts and documents published since the inception of the human rights movement at the end of World War II, he crafts a bracing critique of these works from the hitherto underutilized perspective of the Global South. Attention is focuesd on the deficits of the international order and how that order, which is defined by multiple asymmetries, defines human rights in a manner that exhibits normative gaps and cultural biases. Mutua identifies areas of further norm development and concludes that norm-creating processes must be inclusive and participatory to garner legitimacy across various cleavages and divides. The result is the first truly comprehensive critical look at the making of human rights norms and standards and, as such, will be an invaluable resource for students, scholars, activists, and policymakers interested in this important cycle.--
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Mutua, Makau
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series, James N. Rosenau series in global politics
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  • Human rights
  • International law
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Human rights standards : hegemony, law, and politics, Makau Mutua
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Contents
Norm setting in international law and human rights -- The process of standing setting in human rights -- The multiplication of actors -- The role of NGOs in the creation of norms -- The question of deficits -- New and emerging standards -- A normative critique of human rights
Control code
ocn908311156
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 243 pages
Isbn
9781438459400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)908311156
Label
Human rights standards : hegemony, law, and politics, Makau Mutua
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Norm setting in international law and human rights -- The process of standing setting in human rights -- The multiplication of actors -- The role of NGOs in the creation of norms -- The question of deficits -- New and emerging standards -- A normative critique of human rights
Control code
ocn908311156
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 243 pages
Isbn
9781438459400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)908311156

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