Volume 2 (2002)


Issue 1

Horror Unmasked: Truth or Fiction?

By Lars Buur and Eric Harper

A Country Unmasked: Inside South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission by Alex Boraine. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. 448pp.

Keywords: South Africa; truth and reconciliation; democratization

Opening the Dichotomy of Universalism and Relativism

By Chih-yu Shih

Negotiating Culture and Human Rights edited by Linda S. Bell, Andrew J. Nathan and Ilan Peleg. New York: Columbia University Press, 2001. 428pp.

East Meets West: Human Rights and Democracy in East Asia by Daniel A. Bell. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000. 369pp.

Keywords: universality; cultural relativism; East Asia; diversity; democracy

Explaining Rwanda's 1994 Genocide

By Paul Magnarella

When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda by Mahmood Mamdani. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2001. 364pp.

Genocide in Rwanda: A Collective Memory edited by John A. Berry and Carol Pott Berry. Washington, DC: Howard University Press, 1999. 201pp.

Keywords: Rwandan genocide; colonialism; anthropology; collective memory

Kosovo and Beyond: Is Humanitarian Intervention Transforming International Society?

By Roberto Belloni

The Kosovo Tragedy: The Human Rights Dimensions edited by Ken Booth. Portland: Frank Cass, 2001.

Saving Strangers: Humanitarian Intervention in International Society by Nicholas J. Wheeler. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. 352pp.

Keywords: humanitarian intervention; Serbia; Yugoslavia; Kosovo; international relations theory


Issue 2

The Global and the Local: Reconciling Universal Human Rights and Cultural Diversity

By Amy Eckert

Human Rights and Global Diversity edited by Simon Caney and Peter Jones. Portland, OR: Frank Cass & Co., 2001. 173 pp.

Cultural Pluralism and Dilemmas of Justice by Monique Deveaux. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2000. 205 pp.

Keywords: universality; cultural relativism, diversity

Defending the Universality and Timelessness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: A View from the 'Developing World'

By Shaista Shameem

Human Rights: Concepts, Contests, Contingencies edited by Austin Sarat and Thomas R. Kearns. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2001. 144pp.

Keywords: universality; developing countries; universal declaration of human rights

Between God and Democracy

By Andrew Fagan

Understanding Human Rights Principles edited by Jeffrey Jowell and Jonathan Cooper. Portland, OR: Hart Publishers, 2001. 201pp.

The Idea of Human Rights: Four Inquiries by Michael J. Perry. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. 162pp.

Keywords: democracy, equality, human dignity, nihilism, secularism

Searching for Justice in an Unjust World

By Sharon Healey

Stay the Hand of Vengeance by Jonathan Gary Bass. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000. 368pp.

For Humanity: Reflections of a War Crimes Prosecutor by Richard Goldstone. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000. 152pp.

Keywords: war crimes tribunals; crimes against humanity; reconciliation

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