The Politics of Human Rights in East Asia

The Politics of Human Rights in East Asia

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Refugees fleeing East Timor. Tiananmen Square in China. The killing fields in Cambodia. Freedom of speech in Singapore. The subject of human rights in Asia is a hotly debated one. In The Politics of Human Rights in East Asia, the authors survey the human rights records and attitudes of each country. The countries covered are: China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore. Kenneth Christie covers Southeast Asia and Denny Roy covers Northeast Asia. They conclude with a discussion of the Association of East Asian Nation's (ASEAN) role and suggestions for the future. Throughout, they examine the competing meaning of human rights in the Western versus the non-Western context and place the role of human rights within the framework of each country's history and political and economic more

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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 140.2 x 221.7 x 24.9mm | 622.06g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745314198
  • 9780745314198

Review quote

'A highly constructive contribution to this important debate' -- The Commonwealth Lawyer 'A readable, informed overview of human rights conditions in the region, full of interesting and informative material on contemporary human rights conditions' -- Global Dialogueshow more

About Kenneth Christie

Paul Rogers is Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University where he teaches courses on international security and political violence. He lectures at universities and defence colleges in several countries and his publications include 26 books. He regularly appears on radio and more

Table of contents

1. Introduction: Human Rights in East Asia Section 1: Southeast Asia: Kenneth Christie 2. Singapore, Malaysia, and ASEAN 3. Myanmar and Vietnam 4. Indonesia 5.Thailand and the Philippines 6. Cambodia Section 2: Northeast Asia: Denny Roy 7. China 8. Taiwan 9. Japan 10. North and South Korea Indexshow more