Human Rights Interventions

Human Rights as Battlefields

Changing Practices and Contestations

Editors: Blouin-Genest, Gabriel, Doran, Marie-Christine, Paquerot, Sylvie (Eds.)

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  • Offers a new conceptual framework to understand human rights in their changing political dimension
  • Documents key case studies/contexts in which human rights are expressed in terms of political battlefields
  • Examines the ambivalence and limitations of such theoretical/conceptual apparatus
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This book examines human rights as political battlefields, spaces that are undergoing constant changes in which political conflicts are expressed by a translation process within networks of interactions. This translation, in turn, contributes to modifying the scope and understanding of human rights. Ultimately, these battlefields express the legitimacy encounter of different versions of human rights in contemporary political practices. The volume thus challenges both the tendency to minimize the changing nature of human rights as well as the struggles emerging from the use of human rights discourses as a legitimization tool. By shifting the focus on what stakeholders do instead of solely on the origin, nature or foundations of human rights, the authors reveal that human rights are not static objects: they are constantly transformed and, as such, affect the horizon of universal rights. 

About the authors

Gabriel Blouin-Genest is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Virginia Tech, USA.
Marie-Christine Doran is Associate Professor of Comparative Politics at the School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa, Canada.
Sylvie Paquerot is Associate Professor of Political and Legal Studies at the School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa, Canada.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: Becoming Human Rights Subjects Through New Practices

    Blouin-Genest, Gabriel (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Human Rights as Battlefields: Power Relations, Translations and Transformations—A Theoretical Framework

    Blouin-Genest, Gabriel (et al.)

    Pages 15-30

  • The Gender of Human Rights: The French Debate Over “les droits de l’Homme”

    Bosvieux-Onyekwelu, Charles

    Pages 31-51

  • The Right to Water: The Political Function of Human Rights as an Expression of the Contradictions in Globalization

    Paquerot, Sylvie

    Pages 53-75

  • Politics of Neutrality, Human Rights and Armed Struggles: The Turkey Example

    Kamiloglu, Ozan

    Pages 77-98

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Rights as Battlefields
Book Subtitle
Changing Practices and Contestations
Editors
  • Gabriel Blouin-Genest
  • Marie-Christine Doran
  • Sylvie Paquerot
Series Title
Human Rights Interventions
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91770-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91770-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91769-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 288
Topics