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Human Rights in Asia, edited by Thomas W.D. Davis, Brian Galligan

Human Rights in Asia, edited by Thomas W.D. Davis, Brian Galligan
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Human Rights in Asia
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edited by Thomas W.D. Davis, Brian Galligan
This book presents the work of a dozen scholars from Asia and Australasia and draws upon their knowledge of particular countries or aspects of the politics of rights that help in understanding rights in Asia. Does the increasing prominence of Asia also mark a new era for human rights in the region? This timely book uncovers the political drivers behind both recent regional and country-based changes to the recognition, promotion, and protection of rights. Human Rights in Asia focuses on the relationships between political regimes, institutions and cultures, and external actors, such as international organisations, NGOs, and business. The contributing authors provide important discussions on Burma, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and the Phillipines. Thematic chapters then go on to frame these individually focused contributions, by examining the international pressure to 'normalise' rights regimes, and the relationship between Islam and rights in the region
Table Of Contents
1. Human rights in Asia : institutions, norms and politics -- 2. Muslim debates on human rights and freedom of religion -- 3. International networks and human rights in Indonesia -- 4. Human rights discourse in post-Marcos Philippines -- 5. Political accountability and human rights in Singapore -- 6. Contesting human rights in Malaysia -- 7. Ambivalent about human rights : Thai democracy -- 8. The challenge for human rights in Cambodia -- 9. Human rights coalitions in Myanmar -- 10. The politics of human rights in India -- 11. China's human rights in 'the Asian century' -- 12. Human rights in Asia : comparative reflections
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