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Human Rights: India and the West

Ashwani Peetush and Jay Drydyk


The question of how to arrive at a consensus on human rights norm in a diverse, pluralistic, and interconnected global environment is critical. This volume is a contribution to an intercultural understanding of human rights in the context of India and its relationship to the West. The legitimacy of the global legal, economic, and political order is increasingly premised on the discourse of international human rights. Yet the United Nations’ Declaration of Human Rights developed with little or no consultation from non-Western nations such as India. In response, there has developed an extensive ... More

Keywords: diversity, pluralism, interconnectedness, intercultural understanding, United Nations’ Declaration of Human Rights, cross-cultural analysis, international human rights, global human rights, non-Western, international consensus

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199453528
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453528.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ashwani Peetush, editor
Associate Professor, Philosophy, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario

Jay Drydyk, editor
Professor, Philosophy, Carleton University, Ottawa

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