The Politics of Justice and Human Rights: Southeast Asia and Universalist Theory by Anthony J. LangloisThe Politics of Justice and Human Rights: Southeast Asia and Universalist Theory by Anthony J. Langlois

The Politics of Justice and Human Rights: Southeast Asia and Universalist Theory

byAnthony J. Langlois

Hardcover | November 12, 2001

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This book makes a major contribution to the theory and practice of human rights, engaging in particular with the "Asian values" debate. It is especially concerned with the tension between a universal regime of human rights and its ability to accommodate diversity. Incorporating original fieldwork from Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, the book also draws out the significance of Southeast Asian developments for international human rights discourse. It is likely to become a definitive account of political discussions of human rights in Southeast Asia and an important contribution to the development of human rights theory.
Title:The Politics of Justice and Human Rights: Southeast Asia and Universalist TheoryFormat:HardcoverPublished:November 12, 2001Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521807859

ISBN - 13:9780521807852

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Table of Contents

Part I: 1. Asian values, state elites and human rights; 2. Critical evaluation of the Asian values discourse; 3. The real Asian values debate; Part II: 4. Human rights: political reality, philosophical problem; 5. Human rights as incompletely theorised argument; 6. The return of politics and human rights; Conclusion.

Editorial Reviews

"The book is well-written and will appeal mostly to professional scholars of human righs and Asia and to laypersons with a keen interest in those topics." Choice