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Human Rights, Human Wrongs By Edited by Nicholas Owen

Human Rights, Human Wrongs
by Edited by Nicholas Owen

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This book, based on the prestigious Oxford Amnesty Lecture series, focuses on human rights abuses, and the ways in which they are interpreted. The collection includes contributions by Tzvetan Todorov, Michael Ignatieff, Peter Singer, Gitta Sereny, Susan Sontag, and Eva Hoffman, with commentaries on their essays by Niall Fergusson, Timothy Garton Ash, John Broome, Hermione Lee and others.
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Human Rights, Human Wrongs: Oxford Amnesty Lectures 2001 by Edited by Nicholas Owen

This 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.

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About Edited by Nicholas Owen


Nicholas Owen is University Lecturer in Politics and Fellow of The Queen's College, Oxford

Table of Contents


1. Tzvetan Todorov ; 2. Michael Ignatieff ; 3. Gayatri Spivak ; 4. Peter Singer ; 5. Gitta Sereny ; 6. Geoffreu Bindman ; 7. Susan Sontag ; 8. Eva Hoffman

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GOR001737712
Human Rights, Human Wrongs: Oxford Amnesty Lectures 2001 by Edited by Nicholas Owen
Edited by Nicholas Owen
Oxford Amnesty Lectures
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2003-01-30
370
0192802194
9780192802194
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