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    Defensive relativism: universalism, sovereignty, and the postcolonial predicament

    Cowell, Frederick (2014) Defensive relativism: universalism, sovereignty, and the postcolonial predicament. In: Dahwan, N. (ed.) Decolonizing Enlightenment: Transnational Justice, Human Rights and Democracy in a Postcolonial World. Politik und Geschlecht 24. Leverkusen, Germany: Budrich Press, pp. 261-275. ISBN 9783847400561.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Do norms of justice, human rights and democracy enable disenfranchised communities? Or do they simply reinforce relations of domination between those who are constituted as dispensers of justice, rights and aid, and those who are coded as receivers? Critical race theorists, feminists and queer and postcolonial theorists confront these questions and offer critical perspectives.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): postcolonialism, feminist studies, transnational justice, cosmopolitanism
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2016 11:51
    Last Modified: 03 Mar 2016 11:51
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/14589

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