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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.

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


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780192802194
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publisher Imprint: Oup Oxford
  • Depth: 25
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 21 mm
  • Weight: 381 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0192802194
  • Publisher Date: 03 Apr 2003
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Height: 196 mm
  • No of Pages: 368
  • Series Title: Oxford Amnesty Lectures
  • Sub Title: The Oxford Amnesty Lectures 2001
  • Width: 130 mm


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