Human Rights in Turkey: A Comparative Perpsective on Violation and Resolution

Straw, D. 2010. Human Rights in Turkey: A Comparative Perpsective on Violation and Resolution. PhD thesis University of Leicester Department of Sociology

TitleHuman Rights in Turkey: A Comparative Perpsective on Violation and Resolution
TypePhD thesis
AuthorsStraw, D.
Abstract

This study attempts to explain the emergence and possible resolution of the issue of human rights violation in modern Turkey. Underpinned by a portrayal of human rights in their relation to the development of capitalism and the social philosophy of natural law, a theoretical framework of economic self-interest and an emotional 'social imagination' is constructed. Being a contemporary variation on Adam Smith's understanding of self-love and sympathy, this theory develops a ‘world economy’ based view of ‘cosmopolitan responsibility’ for the institutionalisation of human rights. Empirically, a comparative analysis of the emergence of social dislocation and related inter-ethnic tension during the decline of the Ottoman Empire serves to illuminate further analyses of the social character of modern Turkey, and the challenges inherent in resolving the human rights violations of which the country contemporarily stands accused.

Year2010
Web address (URL)https://figshare.le.ac.uk/articles/thesis/Human_Rights_in_Turkey_A_Comparative_Perspective_on_Violation_and_Resolution/10097576

Related outputs

Human Rights violation in Turkey: Rethinking Sociological Perspectives
Straw, D. 2013. Human Rights violation in Turkey: Rethinking Sociological Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan.

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