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By Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann

ISBN-10: 0521142571

ISBN-13: 9780521142571

ISBN-10: 0521194261

ISBN-13: 9780521194266

Has there continually been an inalienable 'right to have rights' as a part of the human , as Hannah Arendt famously argued? The contributions to this quantity learn how human rights got here to outline the boundaries of common morality through the political crises and conflicts of the 20 th century. even if human rights are usually seen as a self-evident end result of this historical past, the essays accumulated the following clarify that human rights are a comparatively fresh invention that emerged in contingent and contradictory methods. targeting particular cases in their statement or violation in the past century, this quantity analyzes where of human rights in quite a few arenas of world politics, supplying an alternate framework for knowing the political and felony dilemmas that those conflicts offered. In doing so, this quantity captures the state-of-the-art in a box that historians have only in the near past started to explore.

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