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dc.contributor.authorLandman, Todd
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T12:58:18Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.submitted2018-05-18 23:55
dc.date.submitted2020-03-14 03:00:32
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T12:46:04Z
dc.identifier649960
dc.identifierOCN: 868980102
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/30140
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/37950
dc.description.abstractCombines an overview of the key theoretical models of democracy and human rights with a state-of-the-art survey which reports on trade-offs between achievements, set-backs and challenges in some of the world's 'hotspots'. The 20th century has been described as the bloodiest in human history, but it was also the century in which people around the world embraced ideas of democracy and human rights as never before, constructing social, political and legal institutions seeking to contain human behaviour. Todd Landman offers an optimistic, yet cautionary tale of these developments, drawing on the literature, from politics, international relations and international law. He celebrates the global turn from tyranny and violence towards democracy and rights but also warns of the precariousness of these achievements in the face of democratic setbacks and the undermining of rights commitments by many countries during the so-called ‘War on Terror'.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPA Political science & theory
dc.subject.otherPolitical Science
dc.subject.otherAuthoritarianism
dc.subject.otherDemocracy
dc.subject.otherDemocratization
dc.subject.otherHuman rights
dc.titleHuman Rights and Democracy
dc.title.alternativeThe Precarious Triumph of Ideals
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedByf75587da-2374-4722-9d42-9fffa7fa3f92
oapen.relation.isFundedByKnowledge Unlatched
oapen.relation.isbn9781849663458, 9781849663465
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.place.publicationLondon
oapen.grant.number103412
oapen.grant.programKU Pilot
dc.number103412
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