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The Transition from Dumb to Smart Power

Randall Williams

in The Divided World: Human Rights and Its Violence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665419
eISBN:
9781452946290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665419.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This concluding chapter focuses on the concept of “smart power”. At the 2009 U.S. Senate confirmation hearing, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton laid out her thoughts for how to advance U.S. ... More


Conscience Denied: Amnesty International and the Antirevolution of the 1960s

Randall Williams

in The Divided World: Human Rights and Its Violence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665419
eISBN:
9781452946290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665419.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter provides an analysis of Amnesty International’s 1964 disqualification of South African Nelson Mandela as prisoner of conscience. Despite having initially adopted Mandela as a victim of ... More


Who Claims Modernity?: The International Frame of Sexual Recognition

Randall Williams

in The Divided World: Human Rights and Its Violence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665419
eISBN:
9781452946290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665419.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter discusses how the foundational oppositionality between decolonizing praxis and human rights has been reconfigured since the early 1960s, as one formerly colonized nation after another ... More


Combat Theory: Anti-imperialist Analytics since Fanon

Randall Williams

in The Divided World: Human Rights and Its Violence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665419
eISBN:
9781452946290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665419.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter revisits the unique theorization of “violence” that Frantz Fanon articulated in his book, The Wretched of the Earth, as a way of reckoning with contemporary conditions of imperialist ... More


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