Human Rights Education Beyond Universalism and Relativism: A Relational Hermeneutic for Global Justice. Fuad Al-Daraweesh, Dale T. Snauwaert

9781137471079Human Rights Education Beyond Universalism and Relativism: A Relational Hermeneutic for Global Justice
Author(s): Fuad Al-Daraweesh & Dale T. Snauwaert
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan  Date: Feb. 2015

Human Rights Education Beyond Universalism and Relativism” transcends the long-standing debate concerning universalism and cultural relativism in the human rights discourse by offering a culturally-sensitive, freestanding conceptualization of human rights. Examining the conflict between universalism and relativism, one of the most controversial issues in the theory of human rights, Al-Daraweesh and Snauwaert ask the question: On what grounds can a conception of human rights and human rights education be both universal in scope and respectful of cultural pluralism? Within the framework of a relational and hermeneutic epistemology, Al-Daraweesh and Snauwaert explore the idea of the fusion of human rights horizons within and across cultures as a means of realizing global justice. 

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