Human Rights, Human Wrongs
Oxford Amnesty Lectures 2001
Edited by Nicholas Owen
Normal Price: $50.95
Your Price: $45.86 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $5.09! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.29 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas
Human Rights, Human Wrongs by Nicholas Owen
Book DescriptionThis edited collection, based on the 2001 Oxford Amnesty Lectures, focuses on human rights abuses and the way in which these are interpreted. The contributors are Tzvetan Todorov, Michael Ignatieff, Gayatri Spivak, Peter Singer, Gitta Sereny, Geoffrey Bindman, Susan Sontag, and Eva Hoffman, with commentaries on their essays from Niall Fergusson, Timothy Garton Ash, Hermione Lee, and others. The issues explored in the talks include the right of the international community to military intervention in human rights abuses, the ethical and legal difficulties in bringing rights abusers to justice, the human tendency towards racist attitudes, the impact of postcolonialism, and the way in which human evil is represented in photography. A main theme throughout explores the implications of constructing crude dichotomies of heroes and villains, whose motivations are often left unexplored. The aim is to do justice to the moral complexity of the situations into which those caught up in violent or destabilizing events are placed, while retaining a commitment to action as well as understanding in support of human rights.
Buy Human Rights, Human Wrongs book by Nicholas Owen from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780192802194
(197mm x 129mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Oxford Paperbacks
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 30-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Customers who bought this also bought...
Books By Author Nicholas Owen
British Left and India, Hardback (November 2007)
Tracing the complex and troubled relationship between the British Left and the nationalist movement in India in the years before Indian independence, Nicholas Owen's study looks at the failure of British and Indian anti-imperialists to create the kind of powerful alliance that the Empire's governors had always feared.
Diana, Hardback (July 2007)» View all books by Nicholas Owen
The outpouring of public emotion at the tragic early death of Diana, Princess of Wales has lived on in the memories of not just the entire British nation but billions of people across the world.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Human Rights, Human Wrongs book by Nicholas Owen and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Nicholas Owen
Nicholas Owen is University Lecturer in Politics and Fellow of The Queen's College, Oxford
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.