Rethinking Human Rights

Critical Approaches to International Politics

  • David Chandler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: Rethinking Human Rights

    1. David Chandler
      Pages 1-15
  3. Universal Rights?

  4. Rights of Empowerment?

  5. Human-Centred Rights?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Barrie Collins
      Pages 157-175
    3. Edward S. Herman, David Peterson
      Pages 196-216
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 217-246

About this book


Rethinking Human Rights brings together a team of authors from fields as diverse as political theory, peace studies, international law and media studies - concerned with a new international agenda of human rights promotion. The collection presents an original and tightly argued critique of current trends and deals with a range of questions concerning the implication of human rights approaches for humanitarian aid, state sovereignty, international law, democracy and political autonomy.


democracy human rights intervention peace studies political theory sovereignty

Editors and affiliations

  • David Chandler
    • 1
  1. 1.Brunel UniversityUK

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