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The Politics of Justice and Human Rights: Southeast Asia and Universalist Theory Anthony J. Langlois

The Politics of Justice and Human Rights: Southeast Asia and Universalist Theory

Anthony J. Langlois

Published November 12th 2001
ISBN : 9780521807852
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This book makes a major contribution to the theory and practice of human rights, engaging in particular with the Asian values debate. It is especially concerned with the tension between a universal regime of human rights and its ability toMoreThis book makes a major contribution to the theory and practice of human rights, engaging in particular with the Asian values debate. It is especially concerned with the tension between a universal regime of human rights and its ability to accommodate diversity. Incorporating original fieldwork from Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, the book also draws out the significance of Southeast Asian developments for international human rights discourse. It is likely to become a definitive account of political discussions of human rights in Southeast Asia and an important contribution to the development of human rights theory.