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Human Rights and Democracy

Human Rights and Democracy

The Precarious Triumph of Ideals

by Professor of Government Todd Landman
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Publication Date: 30/10/2013
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The 20th century has been described as the bloodiest in human history, but it was also the century in which people around the world embraced ideas of democracy and human rights as never before, constructing social, political and legal institutions seeking to contain human behaviour. Todd Landman offers an optimistic, yet cautionary tale of these developments, drawing on the literature, from politics, international relations and international law. He celebrates the global turn from tyranny and violence towards democracy and rights but also warns of the precariousness of these achievements in the face of democratic setbacks and the undermining of rights commitments by many countries during the so-called 'War on Terror'.
ISBN:
9781849663465
9781849663465
Category:
Human rights
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
30-10-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
192
Dimensions (mm):
234x156x20mm
Weight:
0.46kg

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