Decolonizing Enlightenment

Transnational Justice, Human Rights and Democracy in a Postcolonial World

Edited by Nikita Dhawan

Verlag Barbara Budrich

Decolonizing Enlightenment

Pub Date: April 2014

ISBN: 9783847400561

335 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $57.00

Decolonizing Enlightenment

Transnational Justice, Human Rights and Democracy in a Postcolonial World

Edited by Nikita Dhawan

Verlag Barbara Budrich

Do norms of justice, human rights and democracy enable disenfranchised communities? Or do they simply reinforce relations of domination between those who are constituted as dispensers of justice, rights and aid, and those who are coded as receivers? Critical race theorists, feminists and queer and postcolonial theorists confront these questions and offer critical perspectives.

About the Author

Prof. Dr. Nikita Dhawan is Junior Professor of Political Science (Gender/Postcolonial Studies) at the Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders", Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a.M., Germany.