Human rights in Asia: A reassessment of the Asian values debate

Avonius, Leena and Kingsbury, Damien 2008, Human rights in Asia: A reassessment of the Asian values debate, 1st ed. ed.. Edited by Avonius, Leena and Kingsbury, Damien, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, N. Y..

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Title Human rights in Asia: A reassessment of the Asian values debate
Author(s) Avonius, Leena
Kingsbury, DamienORCID iD for Kingsbury, Damien
Editor(s) Avonius, Leena
Kingsbury, DamienORCID iD for Kingsbury, Damien
Publication date 2008
Total pages 254
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication New York, N. Y.
Summary "This book offers a critical reassessment of the "Asian values" debate, which dominated the human rights discourse in the late 1990s, and a reappraisal of the human rights situation in Asia since then. In this book Asian and non-Asian scholars contextualize the "Asian values" debate and examine in what ways the issues raised then continue to trouble Asian societies. Human rights are seen both in the context of political developments in individual Asian countries as well as in relation to global issues such as the Global War on Terror. The book challenges the reader to critically examine human rights rhetoric and practice both in Asia and globally."--BOOK JACKET.
Notes Introduction / Damien Kingsbury and Leena Avonius -- 1. Universalism and Exceptionalism in "Asia" / Damien Kingsbury -- 2. Asia Values? Why Not, But How? / Jau-hwa Chen -- 3. Human Rights from the Left: The Early Chinese Democracy Movement / Lauri Paltemaa -- 4. Chinese Values and Human Rights / Ann Kent -- 5. From Marsinah to Munir: Grounding Human Rights in Indonesia / Leena Avonius -- 6. From "Asian Values" to Singapore Exceptionalism / Laurence Wai-Teng Leong -- 7. Human Rights in Thailand: Rhetoric or Substance on "Asian Values" / Naruemon Thabchumpon -- 8. "Asian Values," Gender, and Culture-Specific Development / Paivi Koskinen -- 9. The Nation-State and Its Violence: Debates in Post-Cold War Japan / Mikako Iwatake -- 10. Walking the Line between the "War on Terror" and the Defense of Human Rights / Reetta Toivanen.
"This book is based on papers presented at a seminar "Asian values versus human rights revisited" that was organized at the Renvall Institute, University of Helsinki in May 2007"--Pref.
ISBN 9780230606395
Edition 1st ed.
Language eng
Field of Research 160607 International Relations
Socio Economic Objective 0 Not Applicable
HERDC Research category A7 Edited book
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