ISBN 9788130923673,Human Rights, Revolution And Reform In The Muslim World

Human Rights, Revolution And Reform In The Muslim World



Viva Books Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9788130923673

ISBN-10 813092367X


Number of Pages 460 Pages
Language (English)

Human rights

Do human rights inform the nature of politics in the Muslim world today? If so, how? And perhaps more fundamentally, why? Linking these questions in a provocative way, Anthony Tirado Chase persuasively rejects popular arguments that there is an incompatibility between human rights and Islam.Chase uses a range of local developments as his point of departure, in the process stressing the importance of focusing on the diverse Muslim world rather than on one of its parts. He carefully supports his assertions with examples from contentious "on the ground" debates. Adopting a comprehensive view of human rights, he offers a fresh take on the debates over democracy, free expression, and social rights in Muslim-majority states, as well as on the role of movements within those states in shaping what constitutes global human rights.
About the Author

Anthony Tirado Chase is associate professor of diplomacy and world affairs at Occidental College. He is coeditor of Human Rights in the Arab World: Independent Voices.
Table of Contents:
Human Rights and the Muslim World A Selective History The Transnational Context Human Rights: From Abstraction to Reality An Antifoundational Understanding of Human Rights Political Rights: Democracy and Free Expression Social Rights: Sexual Orientation Human Rights, Revolution, and Reform in the Muslim World