Nationalism and Human Rights: In Theory And Practice In The Middle East, Central Europe, And The…

Hardcover | February 15, 2012

EditorGrace ChengForeword byZehra F. Kabasakal Arat

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This collection of essays explores the relationship between nationalism and human rights by probing from various angles the nature of nationalism and the normative orientation of human rights. By critically addressing the tension between nationalism and human rights that is presumed in much of the existing literature, the essays in this volume confront the question of how we should construe human rights: as a normative challenge to the excesses of modernity, particularly those associated with the modern nation-state, or as an adjunct of globalization, with its attendant goal of constructing a universal civilization based on neoliberal economic principles and individual liberty.

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This collection of essays explores the relationship between nationalism and human rights by probing from various angles the nature of nationalism and the normative orientation of human rights. By critically addressing the tension between nationalism and human rights that is presumed in much of the existing literature, the essays in thi...

Grace Chengis an associate professor of Political Science at Hawai`i Pacific University in Honolulu. Her research is in comparative politics and comparative and international political theory, with particular focus in comparative perspectives on international norms.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:206 pages, 8.63 × 5.65 × 0.72 inPublished:February 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Foreword; Z.Arat
1. The Relationship between Nationalism and Human Rights: An Introduction to the Dimensions of the Debate; G.Cheng
2. Human Rights as a Security Challenge: An Examination of Turkish Nationalist Discourse on Minority Rights Reformations; B.Ç.Tekin
3. All in the Name of Human Rights: Australian Nationalism and Multiculturalism, 1980-1990; T.Whitford
4. Migrants at Home: The Impact of Israeli Land Policy and Patrilocal Residence on Palestinian Women in Israel; L.Abou-Tabickh

5. National Rights, Minority Rights, and Ethnic Cleansing; O.Dahbour
6. Cosmopolitan Citizenship as a Thin Concept: Who is Willing to Die for Humanity?; F.Kartal
7. The Contradictions of Human Rights and Sovereignty: Contemporary Dilemmas of Postwar Historical Practice; G.Cheng
8. Taming the Nation-State: Human Rights and Peoples; M.Avila
9. Conclusion: Nationalism versus Human Rights; F.Türkmen