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Vol 22 No 5 May/June 2017

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Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt

Edited by: Patricia Londono, David Eady, A.T.H. Smith, Rt. Hon Lord Eassie
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The Human Right to Dominate


ISBN13: 9780199365012
Published: July 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £64.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9780199365005



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At the turn of the millennium, a new phenomenon emerged: conservatives, who just decades before had rejected the expanding human rights culture, began to embrace human rights in order to advance their political goals. In this book, Nicola Perugini and Neve Gordon account for how human rights - generally conceived as a counter-hegemonic instrument for righting historical injustices - are being deployed to further subjugate the weak and legitimize domination.

Using Israel/Palestine as its main case study, The Human Right to Dominate describes the establishment of settler NGOs that appropriate human rights to dispossess indigenous Palestinians and military think-tanks that rationalize lethal violence by invoking human rights. The book underscores the increasing convergences between human rights NGOs, security agencies, settler organizations, and extreme right nationalists, showing how political actors of different stripes champion the dissemination of human rights and mirror each other's political strategies. Indeed, Perugini and Gordon demonstrate the multifaceted role that this discourse is currently playing in the international arena: on the one hand, human rights have become the lingua franca of global moral speak, while on the other, they have become reconstrued as a tool for enhancing domination.

Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Contents:
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Human Rights as Domination
Chapter 1: The Paradox of Human Rights
Chapter 2: The Threat of Human Rights
Chapter 3: The Human Right to Kill
Chapter 4: The Human Right to Colonize
Conclusion: What Remains of Human Rights?
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Series: Oxford Studies in Culture and Politics

Taking Root: Human Rights and Public Opinion in the Global South ISBN 9780199975044
To be published September 2017
Oxford University Press USA
£64.00
Taking Root: Human Rights and Public Opinion in the Global South ISBN 9780199975051
To be published September 2017
Oxford University Press USA
£16.99
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Published July 2015
Oxford University Press
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The Human Right to Dominate ISBN 9780199365005
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Oxford University Press
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