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From the Margins of Globalization: Critical Perspectives on Human Rights (Global Encounters: Studies in Comparative Political Theory) [Paperback]

Neve Gordon , Étienne Balibar , Andreas E. Feldman , Ran Greenstein , Alan Keenan , Mohammad Khatami , Audrey Macklin , Ruchama Marton , Mulela Margaret Munalula , Vasuki Nesiah , Helena Olea , Alicia Yamin
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October 14, 2004 0739108786 978-0739108789
'Either you are with us or you are with the Terrorists!' President Bush exclaimed in a joint session of Congress ten days after the September 11 attacks. Even though the war on terrorism and the discourse surrounding it were ostensibly unleashed to protect freedom and enhance democracy, they have actually empowered authoritarian elements of state power and relegated human rights to the margins of the political arena. InFrom the Margins of Globalization: Critical Perspectives on Human Rights, Neve Gordon assembles work of leading intellectuals and rights activists from around the globe. While highlighting the importance of human rights, each essay in this volume also encourages a critical perspective, stretching, as it were, the conception of human rights beyond its current borders. Whether it's Iranian premier, Mohammad Khatami, writing on the clash of civilizations, Ytienne Balibar thinking through universalism, racism, and sexism, or Ruchama Marton discussing the relation between human rights and psychiatry, this book comprises a challenge to some of the dominant worldviews circulating in the west. Anyone studying human rights or globalization in the fields of anthropology, philosophy, political science, political theory, economy and sociology should have a copy of this volume.

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This volume, part of the series Global Encounters: Studies in Comparative Political Theory, assembles nine essays by leading activists on topics such as development and economic rights; globalization and the rights of stateless people; health rights, migrant workers and women's health. (National Catholic Reporter)

About the Author

Neve Gordon is Lecturer, Department of Politics and Government, Ben-Gurion University.

Product Details

  • Series: Global Encounters: Studies in Comparative Political Theory
  • Paperback: 339 pages
  • Publisher: Lexington Books (October 14, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0739108786
  • ISBN-13: 978-0739108789
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,080,948 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Neve Gordon teaches in the Department of Politics and Government at Ben-Gurion University, Israel. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and the Watson Institute at Brown University. During the first intifada, he was the director of Physicians for Human Rights - Israel. Gordon is the co-editor of Torture: Human Rights, Medical Ethics and the Case of Israel, the editor of From the Margins of Globalization: Critical Perspectives on Human Rights, and most recently the author of Israel's Occupation. His writings have appeared in numerous scholarly journals as well as in publications like The Guardian, The Nation, Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, Chronicle of Higher Education and The National Catholic Reporter.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Hate-filled Anti- Western and Anti- American polemic April 24, 2008
These essays are the world seen upside down. They are a collection of anti- American and anti- Western hate- messages. They combine voices which champion radical Islam and Marxism with the latter ideology being the more prevalent one in the volume.
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