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Routledge Handbook on Human Rights and the Middle East and North Africa

Edited by: Anthony Tirado Chase

Print publication date:  November  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138807679
eBook ISBN: 9781315750972
Adobe ISBN: 9781317613763

10.4324/9781315750972
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Book description

Recent events such as ‘Iran’s Green Revolution’ and the ‘Arab Uprisings’ have exploded notions that human rights are irrelevant to Middle Eastern and North African politics. Increasingly seen as a global concern, human rights are at the fulcrum of the region’s on-the-ground politics, transnational intellectual debates, and global political intersections.

The Routledge Handbook on Human Rights and the Middle East and North Africa:

  • emphasises the need to consider human rights in all their dimensions, rather than solely focusing on the political dimension, in order to understand the structural reasons behind the persistence of human rights violations;
  • explores the various frameworks in which to consider human rights—conceptual, political and transnational/international;
  • discusses issue areas subject to particularly intense debate—gender, religion, sexuality, transitions and accountability;
  • contains contributions from perspectives that span from global theory to grassroots reflections, emphasising the need for academic work on human rights to seriously engage with the thoughts and practices of those working on the ground.

A multidisciplinary approach from scholars with a wide range of expertise allows the book to capture the complex dynamics by which human rights have had, or could have, an impact on Middle Eastern and North African politics. This book will therefore be a key resource for students and scholars of Middle Eastern and North African politics and society, as well as anyone with a concern for Human Rights across the globe.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Human Rights and the Middle East and North Africa Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Political legitimacy, contingency, and rights in the Middle East and North Africa Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Economic rights in the Middle East and North Africa Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Cultural rights in the Middle East and North Africa Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Genocide in the contemporary Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The ISIS crisis and the broken politics of the Arab World Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The impact of the AKP on human rights in Turkey Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The politics of human rights in Iran since the Green Movement Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Narrating law Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The United States and Israeli violations of international humanitarian law Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Rival transnational advocacy networks and Middle East politics at the U.N. Human Rights Council Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Redefining rights Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Human rights, youth, and technology Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Rights, refugees, and the case of Syria Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Colliding rights and wrongs Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Turning back the clock Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Women’s rights in the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Arab uprisings and the future of human rights  Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Shari`ah and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Islam, the principle of subjectivity, and individual human rights Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The OIC, human rights, and religion Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Rhetoric versus reality Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Core transitional justice debates in the Middle East and beyond Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Courts as a tool in transitions Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Lessons on transitioning from authoritarianism Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The impact of impunity on violating cultural rights in Morocco Download PDF
Chapter  27:  International human rights at 70 Download PDF
Chapter  28:  On the local relevance of human rights Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Israel/Palestine, human rights and domination Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The quest for constructive criticism Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Making human rights ‘universals’ from the ground up? Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Reflections on three decades of human rights work in the Arab Region Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Egypt 2011–15 Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Reflections on human rights before and after the Arab Spring Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Human rights, law and politics Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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