The Democracy Makers: Human Rights and the Politics of Global Order

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Nicolas Guilhot looks at how the U.S. government, the World Bank, political scientists, NGOs, think tanks have appropriated the movements for democracy and human rights. His work charts the various symbolic and political meanings that have developed around the movement for human rights and democracy as well their strategic importance for the West. Guilhot suggests that these shifting meanings reflect the transformation of a progressive, emancipatory movement into an industry, dominated by "experts," rather than grassroots ...

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The Democracy Makers: Human Rights and the Politics of Global Order
2005, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231131247

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