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A genealogy of the torture taboo, Jamal Barnes

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A genealogy of the torture taboo
Title
A genealogy of the torture taboo
Statement of responsibility
Jamal Barnes
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book examines the historical genealogy of the torture taboo. The dissonance between the absolute prohibition against torture and its widespread violation raises important questions about the torture taboo in world politics. Does the torture taboo matter? Or are political realists correct in arguing that power politics rules? [The author] argues that despite the torture taboo’s violation, it still matters, and paradoxically, its strength can be seen by studying its violation. States hide, deny, re-define and outsource their torture, as well as torture without leaving marks to avoid being stigmatised as a norm violating state. Tracing a genealogy of the torture taboo from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century Barnes shows how the taboo has developed over time, and how violations have played an important role in that development. Through six historical and contemporary case studies, it is argued that the taboo’s humanitarian pressures do not cease when states violate the norm, but continue to shape actors in unexpected ways."--
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Barnes, Jamal
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8593
LC item number
.B356 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Routledge studies in human rights
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Torture
  • Torture
  • Human rights
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
  • Human rights
  • Torture
  • Torture
Label
A genealogy of the torture taboo, Jamal Barnes
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Abolishing torture -- The taboo and the fear of regression -- The Nuremburg trials and the Universal Declaration -- Decolonisation and the UN Convention Against Torture -- The politics of the definition of torture -- Torture and the "War on Terror" -- Conclusion
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351977746
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)982187793
  • (OCoLC)ocn982187793
Label
A genealogy of the torture taboo, Jamal Barnes
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Abolishing torture -- The taboo and the fear of regression -- The Nuremburg trials and the Universal Declaration -- Decolonisation and the UN Convention Against Torture -- The politics of the definition of torture -- Torture and the "War on Terror" -- Conclusion
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351977746
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)982187793
  • (OCoLC)ocn982187793

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