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The endtimes of human rights

Author: Stephen Hopgood
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In a book that is at once passionate and provocative, Stephen Hopgood argues, against the conventional wisdom, that the idea of universal human rights has become not only ill adapted to current realities but also overambitious and unresponsive. A shift in the global balance of power away from the United States further undermines the foundations on which the global human rights regime is based. American decline  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Hopgood
ISBN: 9780801452376 0801452376
OCLC Number: 843037132
Awards: Winner of Choice Magazine 2014 Outstanding Academic Title.
Description: xv, 255 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Moral authority in a godless world --
The church of human rights --
The Holocaust metanarrative --
The moral architecture of suffering --
Human rights and American power --
Human rights empire --
Of gods and nations --
The NeoWestphalian world.
Responsibility: Stephen Hopgood.

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"In a book that is at once passionate and provocative, Stephen Hopgood argues, against the conventional wisdom, that the idea of universal human rights has become not only ill adapted to current realities but also overambitious and unresponsive. A shift in the global balance of power away from the United States further undermines the foundations on which the global human rights regime is based. American decline exposes the contradictions, hypocrisies and weaknesses behind the attempt to enforce this regime around the world and opens the way for resurgent religious and sovereign actors to challenge human rights"--Publisher website.
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