Human Rights in Africa: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

by Ahmed An-Naim, Abdullahi
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ISBN: 9780815717959


This powerful volume challenges the conventional view that the concept of human rights is peculiar to the West and, therefore, inherently alien to the non-Western traditions of third world countries.

This book demonstrates that there is a contextual legitimacy for the concept of human rights. Virginia A. Leary and Jack Donnelly discuss the Western cultural origins of international human rights; David Little, Bassam Tibi, and Ann Elizabeth Mayer explore Christian and Islamic perspectives on human rights; Rhoda E. Howard, Claude E. Welch, Jr., and James C. N. Paul examine human rights in the context of the African nation-state; Kwasi Wiredu, James Silk, and Francis M. Deng offer African cultural perspectives; and Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im and Richard D. Schwartz discuss prospects for a cross-cultural approach to human rights.

  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Author: Ahmed An-Naim, Abdullahi
  • ISBN: 9780815717959
  • Condition: Used
  • Dimensions: 9.05 x 1.09
  • Number Of Pages: 399
  • Publication Year: 1990

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