✿ [EPUB] ✷ Rights as Weapons By Clifford Bob ❥ – Heartforum.co.uk An in depth look at the historic and strategic deployment of rights in political conflicts throughout the worldRights are usually viewed as defensive concepts representing mankind's highest aspiration An in depth look at the historic and strategic deployment of rights in political conflicts throughout the worldRights are usually viewed as defensive concepts representing mankind's highest aspirations to protect the vulnerable and uplift the downtrodden But since the Enlightenment political combatants have also used rights belligerently to batter despised communities demolish existing institutions and smash opposing ideas Delving into a range of historical and contemporary Rights as MOBI :Ä conflicts from all areas of the globe Rights as Weapons focuses on the underexamined ways in which the powerful wield rights as aggressive weapons against the weakClifford Bob looks at how political forces use rights as rallying cries naturalizing novel claims as rights inherent in humanity absolutizing them as trumps over rival interests or community concerns universalizing them as transcultural and transhistorical and depoliticizing them as concepts beyond debate He shows how powerful proponents employ rights as camouflage to cover ulterior motives as crowbars to break rival coalitions as blockades to suppress subordinate groups as spears to puncture discrete policies and as dynamite to explode whole societies And he demonstrates how the targets of rights campaigns repulse such assaults using their own rights like weapons denying the abuses they are accused of constructing rival rights to protect themselves portraying themselves as victims rather than violators and repudiating authoritative decisions against them This sophisticated framework is applied to a diverse range of examples including nineteenth century voting rights movements; the American civil rights movement; nationalist populist and religious movements in today's Europe; and internationalized conflicts related to Palestinian self determination animal rights gay rights and transgender rightsComparing key episodes in the deployment of rights Rights as Weapons opens new perspectives on an idea that is central to legal and political conflicts.
- 280 pages
- Rights as Weapons
- Clifford Bob
- 15 September 2015 Clifford Bob