Rights and the Politics of Recognition in Africa

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This timely volume shows that, despite the global spread of neo-liberal economic ideology, the need remains to understand variations in cultural values and political institutions. Are human rights claims prompted by similar values and aspirations? And even if human rights are universal, what are the consequences of claiming them in different historical, cultural and material realities? How does liberal individualism suit different traditions that value sociability, negotiation and conviviality? The contributors to this book ...

Rights and the Politics of Recognition in Africa 2004, Zed Books, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781842772836

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