Human Rights and Empire by Costas Douzinas
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Human Rights and Empire
By Costas Douzinas

Human Rights and Empire

The Political Philosophy of Cosmopolitanism

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Human Rights and Empire by Costas Douzinas

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Erudite and timely, this book is a key contribution to the renewal of radical theory and politics. Addressing the paradox of a contemporary humanitarianism that has abandoned politics in favour of combating evil, Douzinas, a leading scholar and author in the field of human rights and legal theory, considers the most pressing international questions. Asking whether there 'is an intrinsic relationship between human rights and the recent wars carried out in their name?' and whether 'human rights are a barrier against domination and oppression or the ideological gloss of an emerging empire?' this book examines a range of topics, including: * the normative characteristics, political philosophy and metaphysical foundations of our age * the subjective and institutional aspects of human rights and their involvement in the creation of identity and definition of the meaning and powers of humanity * the use of human rights as a justification for a new configuration of political, economic and military power. Exploring the legacy and the contemporary role of human rights, this topical and incisive book is a must for all those interested in human rights law, jurisprudence and philosophy of law, political philosophy and political theory.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415427593
ISBN-10: 0415427592
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Routledge Cavendish
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Philosophy and Resistance in the Crisis by Costas Douzinas Philosophy and Resistance in the Crisis, Paperback (May 2013)

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Cambridge Companion to Human Rights Law by Costas Douzinas Cambridge Companion to Human Rights Law, Hardback (November 2012)

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Author Biography - Costas Douzinas

Costas Douzinas is Professor of Law at Birkbeck College, London and Dean of the Faculty of Arts. He is the author of numerous books on legal theory and human rights.

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