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Author Kurasawa, Fuyuki.

Title The work of global justice : human rights as practices / Fuyuki Kurasawa.

Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  323.09 KURA    DUE 04-01-19 BONUS OFFSITE
Physical description xv, 239 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Cambridge cultural social studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-229) and index.
Contents Introduction: Theorizing the work of global justice -- 1. A message in a bottle: on bearing witness -- 2. The healing of wounds: on forgiveness -- 3. Cautionary tales: on foresight -- 4. The stranger's keeper: on aid -- 5. Cosmopolitanism from below: on solidarity -- Conclusion: Enacting a critical cosmopolitanism.
Summary "Human rights have been generally understood as juridical products, organizational outcomes or abstract principles that are realized through formal means such as passing laws, creating institutions or formulating ideals. In this book, Fuyuki Kurasawa argues that we must reverse this 'top-down' focus by examining how groups and persons struggling against global injustices construct and enact human rights through five transnational forms of ethico-political practice: bearing witness, forgiveness, foresight, aid and solidarity. From these, he develops a new perspective highlighting the difficult social labour that constitutes the substance of what global justice is and ought to be, thereby reframing the terms of debates about human rights and providing the outlines of a critical cosmopolitanism centred around emancipatory struggles for an alternative globalization."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Human rights.
Social justice.
ISBN 0521857244 (hbk.)
0521673917 (pbk.)
9780521857246 (hbk.)
9780521673914 (pbk.)