Analyzes Asian perspectives on human rights in terms of cultural traditions, grassroots and regional organizations, and economic constraints on the expression of rights. The book asks: are human rights western in their inception, are they universal or do they differ by region and culture.
Table of Contents
PART ONE INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES 1 Global Change and Human Rights: Asian Perspectives in Comparative Context, 2 The Asian Region and the International Human Rights Movement, PART TWO ASIAN CULTURAL TRADITIONS AND BUMAN RIGHTS 3 Islam, Islamic Law and the Dilemma of Cultural Legitimacy for Universal Human Rights, Traditional Values and Universal Human Rights: Caste in India, A Buddhist Response to the Nature of Human Rights, PART THREE GROUP CONFLICT AND BUMAN RIGHTS Ethnicity, Ethnic Conflict and Human Rights in Malaysia, Human Rights NGOs in Indonesia and Malaysia,8 Human Rights as Dynamic Process: The Case of India's Untouchables, 9 Human Rights in Mass-Based Ethnic Conflict: South Asian Examples of Dilemmas of Definition, Monitoring and Protection, 10 Protection of Religious Minorities and Women: The Impact of Islamic Law in Pakistan, 11 Human Rights and the New Industrial Working Class in Bangladesh, PART FOUR FOR FURTHER RESEARCH 12 Human Rights in South and Southeast Asia: A Selective Bibliography
Claude Welch (Author) , Virginia Leary (Author)