Mirrors of Justice

Author: Kamari Maxine Clarke
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521195373
Format: PDF
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Mirrors of Justice is a groundbreaking study of the meanings of and possibilities for justice in the contemporary world. The book brings together a group of both prominent and emerging scholars to reconsider the relationships between justice, international law, culture, power, and history through case studies of a wide range of justice processes. The book's eighteen authors examine the ambiguities of justice in Europe, Africa, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, and Melanesia through critical empirical and historical chapters. The introduction makes an important contribution to our understanding of the multiplicity of justice in the twenty-first century by providing an interdisciplinary theoretical framework that synthesizes the book's chapters with leading-edge literature on human rights, legal pluralism, and international law.

Seeking Meaning Seeking Justice in a Post Cold War World

Author: Judith Keene
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004361677
Format: PDF, ePub
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Seeking Meaning, Seeking Justice in the Post-Cold War World, edited by Judith Keene and Elizabeth Rechniewski, addresses the diverse modes by which the Cold War is being re-assessed, with major focus on countries on the periphery of Cold War confrontation.

Political Power Reconsidered

Author: Maximilian Lakitsch
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643904932
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Around the world, people have been expressing their discontent with political situations, demanding rights, wanting change, and attacking governmental institutions and their actors. Greek, Spanish, and Turkish authorities have arrested protesters and fired tear gas. Egyptian and Syrian governments have turned off the Internet. People have occupied public spaces in Manhattan. Mass demonstrations and protest activities have taken place against corrupt regimes and unjust justice systems. This book is based on articles presented at the State of Peace Conference in 2013. These essays all consider the question of political power by discussing various manifestations of civic discontent and state responses. (Series: Dialog: Contributions to Peace Research - Vol. 66)

Meaning and Power in the Language of Law

Author: Janny H. C. Leung
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108378021
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Legal practitioners, linguists, anthropologists, philosophers and others have all explored fundamental challenges presented by language in formulating, interpreting and applying laws. Building on centuries of interaction between legal practice and jurisprudence, the modern field of 'law and language', or 'forensic linguistics', brings insights in linguistics and related fields to bear on topics including legal drafting and translation, statutory interpretation, expert evidence on language use and dynamics of courtroom interaction. This volume presents an interlocking series of research studies engaged with different legal jurisdictions and socio-political contexts as well as with the more abstract notion of 'law'. Together the chapters, written by international leaders in their fields, highlight recent directions in research and investigate in particular how law expresses yet also conceals power relations in its crafted use of words and in the gaps and silence between those words.

Fictions of Justice

Author: Kamari Maxine Clarke
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521889103
Format: PDF
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This book explores how notions of justice are negotiated through everyday micropractices and grassroots contestations of those practices.

A Companion to Moral Anthropology

Author: Didier Fassin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118290585
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A Companion to Moral Anthropology is the first collective consideration of the anthropological dimensions of morals, morality, and ethics. Original essays by international experts explore the various currents, approaches, and issues in this important new discipline, examining topics such as the ethnography of moralities, the study of moral subjectivities, and the exploration of moral economies. Investigates the central legacies of moral anthropology, the formation of moral facts and values, the context of local moralities, and the frontiers between moralities, politics, humanitarianism Features contributions from pioneers in the field of moral anthropology, as well as international experts in related fields such as moral philosophy, moral psychology, evolutionary biology and neuroethics

Surrendering to Utopia

Author: Mark Goodale
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804771219
Format: PDF
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Surrendering to Utopia is a critical and wide-ranging study of anthropology's contributions to human rights. Providing a unique window into the underlying political and intellectual currents that have shaped human rights in the postwar period, this ambitious work opens up new opportunities for research, analysis, and political action. At the book's core, the author describes a "well-tempered human rights"—an orientation to human rights in the twenty-first century that is shaped by a sense of humility, an appreciation for the disorienting fact of multiplicity, and a willingness to make the mundaneness of social practice a source of ethical inspiration. In examining the curious history of anthropology's engagement with human rights, this book moves from more traditional anthropological topics within the broader human rights community—for example, relativism and the problem of culture—to consider a wider range of theoretical and empirical topics. Among others, it examines the link between anthropology and the emergence of "neoliberal" human rights, explores the claim that anthropology has played an important role in legitimizing these rights, and gauges whether or not this is evidence of anthropology's potential to transform human rights theory and practice more generally.

Global Civil Society 2011

Author: H. Seckinelgin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230303803
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Global Civil Society 2011 combines activist and academic accounts of contemporary struggles to promote, negotiate and deliver justice in a global frame without a central authority. In their engagement with cultural diversity and their networked communication the contributors rethink and remake justice beyond the confines of the nation state.

Human Rights at the Crossroads

Author: Mark Goodale
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195371844
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Human Rights at the Crossroads brings together preeminent and emerging voices within human rights studies to think creatively about problems beyond their own disciplines, and to critically respond to what appear to be intractable problems within human rights theory and practice. It provides an integrative and interdisciplinary answer to the existing academic status quo, with broad implications for future theory and practice in all fields dealing with the problems of human rights theory and practice.

The Great Cold War

Author: Gordon S. Barrass
Publisher: Stanford Security Studies
ISBN:
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The Great Cold War seeks to demystify the events of the Cold War by exploring new revelations that have emerged over the past two decades, some of them once closely guarded secrets. This new material—from archives, biographies, oral history, conferences and the author's own extensive interviews with people who were inside the system—has enabled the author to take a fresh and truly revealing look at what really happened on both sides during the cold war—from the big picture to the precipitation and resolution of specific crises.