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The Human Right to Dominate

Nicola Perugini and Neve Gordon


At the turn of the new millennium, a new phenomenon has emerged: conservatives who just decades before had rejected the expanding human rights culture began to embrace human rights in order to advance their own political goals. This book accounts for how human rights—generally conceived as a counterhegemonic instrument for righting historical injustices—are being deployed to subjugate the weak and legitimize domination. Using Israel/Palestine as its main case study, this book describes the establishment of settler NGOs that appropriate human rights to dispossess indigenous Palestinians and mil ... More

Keywords: human rights, international humanitarian law, international human rights law, Israel, Palestine, postcolonialism, political violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199365012
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199365012.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicola Perugini, author
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Middle East and Italian Studies, Brown University

Neve Gordon, author
Professor of Politics and Government, Ben-Gurion University