Religion and the Global Politics of Human Rights

Anno: 2011
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 336 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 234 x 156 mm
Peso: 442 gr.
  • EAN: 9780195343380
pagabile con 18App pagabile con Carta del Docente

Articolo acquistabile con 18App e Carta del Docente

Approfitta delle promozioni attive su questo prodotto:

€ 22,30

€ 26,24

Risparmi € 3,94 (15%)

Venduto e spedito da IBS

22 punti Premium

Disponibile in 10 gg

Questo articolo potrebbe non essere consegnato entro Natale
Quantità:
Descrizione
Are human rights universal or the product of specific cultures? Is democracy a necessary condition for the achievement of human rights in practice? And when, if ever, is it legitimate for external actors to impose their understandings of human rights upon particular countries? In the contemporary context of globalization, these questions have a salient religious dimension. Religion intersects with global human rights agendas in multiple ways, including: whether ''universal'' human rights are in fact an imposition of Christian understandings; whether democracy, the ''rule of the people,'' is compatible with God's law; and whether international efforts to enforce human rights including religious freedom amount to an illicit imperialism. This book brings together leading specialists across disciplines for the first major survey of the religious politics of human rights across the world's major regions, political systems, and faith traditions. The authors take a bottom-up approach and focus particularly on hot-button issues like human rights in Islam, Falun Gong in China, and religion in the former Soviet Union. Each essay examines the interaction of human rights and religion in practice and the challenges they pose for national and international policymakers.