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From Human Rights to Human Security: Changing Paradigms for Dealing with Inequality in the Asia-Pacific Region

Grant


Scheme


  • Future Fellowships

Abstract


  • This project concerns changing ways of thinking about human rights, through a focus on United Nations Conferences (on Women, Racism, Human Rights, Population, and Human Security). I will consider how selected nation-states in the Asia-Pacific region (Japan, Australia and the Philippines) have participated in these conferences, responded to them, and embedded the principles of human rights in their local systems of governance. The analysis will consider the changing paradigms of human rights, the tensions between universalism and particularism, the gaps between academic and activist language on human rights, and will seek a synthesis which can overcome these tensions.

Date/time Interval


  • 2009 - 2016

Sponsor Award Id


  • FT0992328

Local Award Id


  • 10892

Scheme


  • Future Fellowships

Abstract


  • This project concerns changing ways of thinking about human rights, through a focus on United Nations Conferences (on Women, Racism, Human Rights, Population, and Human Security). I will consider how selected nation-states in the Asia-Pacific region (Japan, Australia and the Philippines) have participated in these conferences, responded to them, and embedded the principles of human rights in their local systems of governance. The analysis will consider the changing paradigms of human rights, the tensions between universalism and particularism, the gaps between academic and activist language on human rights, and will seek a synthesis which can overcome these tensions.

Date/time Interval


  • 2009 - 2016

Sponsor Award Id


  • FT0992328

Local Award Id


  • 10892