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Human Rights And Wrongs

Author : Helen Fein
ISBN : 9781317257974
Genre : Political Science
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Human Rights and Wrongs explains the persistence of crimes against humanity since the Holocaust-including slavery, terror, and genocide. Using extended country descriptions and analyses, the book goes beyond case studies to explain such gross human rights violations in terms of an integrated theory of life integrity, giving readers vivid illustrations in addition to a theoretical framework. Distinguished author Helen Fein then asks how we can arrest human wrongs and discusses whether democracy is the answer. She shows the positive links among human rights, freedom, and development and draws out policy recommendations from her findings.

Contemporary Slavery

Author : Annie Bunting
ISBN : 9780774832465
Genre : Social Science
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Contemporary slavery has emerged as a source of fascination and a spur to political mobilization. This volume brings together experts to carefully explore how the language of slavery has been invoked to support a series of government interventions, activist projects, legal instruments, and rhetorical and visual performances. However well-intentioned these interventions might be, they remain subject to a host of limitations and complications. Recent efforts to combat slavery are too often sensationalist, self-serving, and superficial and end up failing the test of speaking truth to power. Bringing about lasting change will require direct challenges to dominant political and economic interests.

Can Globalization Promote Human Rights

Author : Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann
ISBN : 9780271074399
Genre : Business & Economics
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Globalization has affected everyone’s lives, and the reactions to it have been mixed. Legal scholars and political scientists tend to emphasize its harmful aspects, while economists tend to emphasize its benefits. Those concerned about human rights have more often been among the critics than among the supporters of globalization. In Can Globalization Promote Human Rights? Rhoda Howard-Hassmann presents a balanced account of the negative and positive features of globalization in relation to human rights, in both their economic and civil/political dimensions. On the positive side, she draws on substantial empirical work to show that globalization has significantly reduced world poverty levels, even while, on the negative side, it has exacerbated economic inequality across and within countries. Ultimately, she argues, social action and political decision making will determine whether the positive effects of globalization outweigh the negatives. And, in contrast to those who prefer either schemes for redistributing wealth on moral grounds or authoritarian socialist approaches, she makes the case for social democracy as the best political system for the protection of all human rights, civil and political as well as economic.

Ethics In An Age Of Terror And Genocide

Author : Kristen Renwick Monroe
ISBN : 9781400840366
Genre : Social Science
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What causes genocide? Why do some stand by, doing nothing, while others risk their lives to help the persecuted? Ethics in an Age of Terror and Genocide analyzes riveting interviews with bystanders, Nazi supporters, and rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust to lay bare critical psychological forces operating during genocide. Monroe's insightful examination of these moving--and disturbing--interviews underscores the significance of identity for moral choice. Monroe finds that self-image and identity--especially the sense of self in relation to others--determine and delineate our choice options, not just morally but cognitively. She introduces the concept of moral salience to explain how we establish a critical psychological relationship with others, classifying individuals in need as "people just like us" or reducing them to strangers perceived as different, threatening, or even beyond the boundaries of our concern. Monroe explicates the psychological dehumanization that is a prerequisite for genocide and uses her knowledge of human behavior during the Holocaust to develop a broader theory of moral choice, one applicable to other forms of ethnic, religious, racial, and sectarian prejudice, aggression, and violence. Her book fills a long-standing void in ethics and suggests that identity is more fundamental than reasoning in our treatment of others.

An Introduction To Global Studies

Author : Patricia J. Campbell
ISBN : 9781444329582
Genre : Political Science
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Taking an interdisciplinary approach, An Introduction to Global Studies presents readers with a solid introduction to the complex, interconnected forces and issues confronting today's globalized world. Introduces readers to major theories, key terms, concepts, and notable theorists Equips readers with the basic knowledge and conceptual tools necessary for thinking critically about the complex issues facing the global community Includes a variety of supplemental features to facilitate learning and enhance readers' understanding of the material

Genocidal Nightmares

Author : Abdelwahab El-Affendi
ISBN : 9781628920734
Genre : Political Science
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This book offers a novel and productive explanation of why 'ordinary' people can be moved to engage in destructive mass violence (or terrorism and the abuse of rights), often in large numbers and in unexpected ways. Its argument is that narratives of insecurity (powerful horror stories people tell and believe about their world and others) can easily make extreme acts appear acceptable, even necessary and heroic. As in action or horror movies, the script dictates how the 'hero' acts. The book provides theoretical justifications for this analysis, building on earlier studies but going beyond them in what amount to a breakthrough in mapping the context of mass violence. It backs its argument with a large number of case studies covering four continents, written by prominent scholars from the relevant countries or with deep knowledge of them. A substantial introduction by the UN's Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide demonstrates the policy relevance of this path-breaking work.

Fifty Key Thinkers On The Holocaust And Genocide

Author : Paul R. Bartrop
ISBN : 9781136931383
Genre : Political Science
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This unique volume critically discusses the works of fifty of the most influential scholars involved in the study of the Holocaust and genocide. Studying each scholar’s background and influences, the authors examine the ways in which their major works have been received by critics and supporters, and analyse each thinker’s contributions to the field. Key figures discussed range from historians and philosophers, to theologians, anthropologists, art historians and sociologists, including: Hannah Arendt Christopher Browning Primo Levi Raphael Lemkin Jacques Sémelin Saul Friedländer Samantha Power Hans Mommsen Emil Fackenheim Helen Fein Adam Jones Ben Kiernan. A thoughtful collection of groundbreaking thinkers, this book is an ideal resource for academics, students, and all those interested in both the emerging and rapidly evolving field of Genocide Studies and the established field of Holocaust Studies.

American Book Publishing Record

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ISBN : UOM:39015066180459
Genre : American literature
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Hate Crimes

Author : Barbara Perry
ISBN : 0275995690
Genre : Social Science
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Les Marches De La Mort

Author : Daniel Blatman
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132831061
Genre : Death marches
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Dans les derniers mois de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, alors qu'étaient évacués les camps de concentration, entre 250 000 et 300 000 détenus ont perdu la vie sur les 700 000 qui y étaient encore internés en janvier 1945. Ils ont été massivement massacrés par leurs gardiens à la veille du départ, par les escorteurs des colonnes d'évacués ainsi que par des meurtriers de provenance diverse dont un bon nombre de civils, et ce, souvent sur le territoire de l'Allemagne. Même dans l'histoire du IIIe Reich qui, malgré la brièveté de son existence, a atteint des niveaux de criminalité inédits, on trouve peu d'exemples d'un meurtre de masse aussi féroce, aussi cruel et aussi efficacement mené que celui qui fut perpétré à la veille de son effondrement final. En quoi cette ultime période du conflit durant laquelle se joua le dernier acte du génocide nazi est-elle singulière? S'agit-il d'une phase différente de celle qui avait précédé la fin d'octobre 1944, date à laquelle Himmler donna l'ordre de cesser les massacres à Auschwitz? Relève-t-elle de la politique génocidaire amorcée à l'été 1941? Tout s'explique-t-il par le chaos lié à l'effondrement du régime? La période des marches de la mort se distingue-t-elle des autres étapes du génocide nazi par des traits spécifiques? Ces questions n'avaient quasiment pas été débattues jusqu'à présent malgré l'abondance des travaux scientifiques sur les camps de concentration et le génocide nazi. Cette étude, qui s'appuie sur un abondant matériau d'archives en toutes langues dispersées un peu partout dans le monde, est la première à décrire et à analyser la fin du IIIe Reich sous son aspect le moins connu: sa tentative ultime pour achever sa "mission historique" en liquidant les ennemis de la "race aryenne" et ses adversaires politiques avant son propre anéantissement.

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