Human Rights and the Borders of Suffering: The Promotion of Human Rights in International Politics

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INDEX
Note: an ‘n’ after a page number denotes a footnote.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) 170–1
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commission 165
Aboriginal Australians see Indigenous Australians
Aboriginal Medical Services 183, 187–8, 195
Aboriginal Tent Embassy 175
abuse 7, 43, 56, 79, 159, 201, 209–10
causes 14, 65, 81
social structure 13, 34, 63, 203
state 34, 86, 121, 126, 149, 162–3, 201, 202–3
cultural specificity 77–8
defined 4
economic 81, 144, 202
legal mechanisms 107, 205–6
patterns of 13, 123, 128, 209
recognition of 15, 126, 206–7
as basis of human rights 79–80
responses to 11, 15, 95, 122–3, 159, 211
difficulties of 8, 9
international 12, 202–3
long-term dialogue 90–1
role of state 86, 101, 107, 121–3, 149, 159, 201, 205–6
systemic 202
and Aboriginal health 162–3
China 121, 126
East Timor 130, 143, 144
see also suffering
activism 34, 79
Aditjondro, George 148
Alfonsin, Raoul 159
Amnesty International 164
anthropology 59–60, 78–9
Apodeti 133, 136, 139, 140
Argentina 159
‘Asian Way’ debate 6, 98
abuse 77, 79–80, 81
colonialism 78–9
community 80–1, 201
cultural arguments 78–9
East–West dichotomies 79–81
economic verses civil rights 76, 81
explained 76, 78
human rights recognition 79–80, 81
individualism 76, 80–1
origins of 76–7
perceptions of 76, 77, 79
political issues 77, 78, 79
universalism–relativism debate 79, 80, 81, 82
Western assumptions of superiority 77–8, 81
Asia Watch 45
ATSIC (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission) 170–1
Australia 167–8
and East Timor 134, 142, 152
support for integration 136, 142
see also Indigenous Australian health
authoritarianism 76, 104–5
BAKIN 138–9
Beijing Spring 95, 97, 102–3, 110, 118
criticisms of students’ motives 111–12, 113, 114, 120
by Liu Xiaobo 116, 120
demands 94, 100, 101, 113, 114
participation and accountability 112, 115, 117
democracy, understanding of 111, 113, 117–19, 120

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • I - The Question of Human Rights 1
  • 1 - Opening Up Conceptions of Rights 3
  • 2 - The Construction of Human Rights- Dominant Approaches 19
  • 3 - The Pursuit of Grounds 56
  • II - Case Studies 90
  • 4 - China – The Tiananmen Square Massacre of 1989 93
  • 5 - East Timor 128
  • 6 - The Status of Indigenous Australians 162
  • 7 - Conclusion 198
  • References 212
  • Index 221
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