Human Rights and Empire: The Political Philosophy of Cosmopolitanism 1st Edition
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'A key contribution to the renewal of not only radical theory, but also radical politics' - Slavoj Zizek
'A truly compelling argument ... one of the most original contributions to the question of the moral and legal status of human rights' - Drucilla Cornell
'beautiful and clearly written... the author's combination of erudition, passion and lively style makes the work a contantly fascinating read. ...a worthwhile introduction to the history of political philosophy.' - Cardozo Law Review, March 2008
'Human Rights and Empire represents a valuable and interesting contribution to political and legal theory. The author’s position is unique insofar as he is at once a virulent critic of human rights and one of its most ardent supporters. Whereas there is no shortage of literature on the many failures and hypocrisies of human rights, Human Rights and Empire makes a real and positive contribution by avoiding the trap of seeking solutions by tinkering around the edges. Furthermore, the innovative perspective of the author is brought to life through the vibrancy and colourfulness of his language―infused with passion, frustration, personal experience and humour throughout.' - Thomas Goldup, King's College London, King's Law Journal (20.3) 2009
About the Author
- Publisher : Routledge-Cavendish; 1st edition (May 11, 2007)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 336 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0415427592
- ISBN-13 : 978-0415427593
- Item Weight : 1.1 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.14 x 0.76 x 9.21 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,953,241 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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