The human right to dominate

Nicola Perugini, Neve Gordon

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"What if human rights were used to oppress or even harm the very populations they were intended to protect? In The Human Right to Dominate, Nicola Perugini and Neve Gordon challenge readers to reconsider everything that they think they know about human rights, arguing against the popular assumption that increased human rights lead to a greater degree of freedom. The book explores the subjective and politicized nature of human rights in the context of the Israel/Palestine conflict, demonstrating instances in which human rights can be used as a tool for oppression and illustrating the ways that human rights can be interpreted to justify colonialism, warfare, and even lethal violence against civilians."--Back cover.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages200
ISBN (Electronic)0199365008, 0199365016, 0199365032, 0199365040, 9780199365005, 9780199365012
StatePublished - 2015

Publication series

NameOxford studies in culture and politics
PublisherOxford University Press


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