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Third World Protest: Between Home and the World

Rahul Rao


If boundaries protect us from threats, how should we think about the boundaries of states in a world where threats to human rights emanate from outside and within the state and from the state itself? Beginning from the premise that attitudes towards boundaries are predicated on assumptions about the locus of threats to vital interests, this book probes beneath two major normative orientations towards boundaries—cosmopolitanism and nationalism—which structure thinking on questions of public policy and identity. In so far as the Third World is concerned, hegemonic versions of both orientations a ... More

Keywords: cosmopolitanism, communitarianism, nationalism, boundaries, threats, human rights, protest, Third World, postcolonial

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199560370
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560370.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rahul Rao, author
Lecturer, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
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