Human Rights in a Post Human World: Critical Essays

Paperback | January 5, 2009

byUpendra Baxi

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This work is described by its distinguished author as a sequel to The Future of Human Rights. It is an analysis of the state of human rights in a 'post human' and 'machinistic' world almost overwhelmed by security concerns, 'terrorist threats', and technoscience. It begins with a series ofquestions: Are there now two different realms of human rights: human rights in times of peace and human rights in the 'state of exception'? Does such a distinction affect the nascent jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court? In what way do these impact on global social policy concerningdevelopment? The book goes on to present a critique of approaches towards a theory of human rights proposed by Amartya Sen and Sen's emphasis on the ethical, as opposed to juridical, nature of such rights. Focusing on the human right to development, the author examines why the UN Declaration on theHuman Right to Development has not attracted more attention and goes on to highlight the work of Arjun Sengupta and its implications for the human right to development. It goes on to examine how in the current world scenario the 'emancipatory potential' of human rights may be carried forward intheoretical work and through activism.

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This work is described by its distinguished author as a sequel to The Future of Human Rights. It is an analysis of the state of human rights in a 'post human' and 'machinistic' world almost overwhelmed by security concerns, 'terrorist threats', and technoscience. It begins with a series ofquestions: Are there now two different realms ...

Upendra Baxi is an internationally renowned scholar of constitutional law. He is Professor at the University of Warwick and he was formerly Professor of Law and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Delhi.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:350 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.07 inPublished:January 5, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198061765

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Preface1. Why Theory, Especially of Human Rights?2. Amartya Sen and Human Rights3. Reading Development, Writing Development4. Towards the Development of the Right to Development?5. Human Rights in Times of Terror and the Death of Genocide6. The Post Human and Human RightsIndex of NamesTheme Index