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The Chinese Challenge: Implications for Human Rights as China rises to world power

Karreskog, Johannes (2008)
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
The essay deals with implications for Human Rights development in light of China's rise to power. It discusses the problem from three perspectives, China's Human Rights commitment, the clash between western and Asian values and China's potential influence. It is mainly an overview and discussion of the problems and complexities involved in the development. From these three perspective two opposing scenarios are constructed, the pessimist and the optimist perspectives. The essay then tries to evaluate which are the more likely outcomes from the two perspectives, claiming that a possible development is the shift in focus from first generation of Human Rights (civil and political rights) to the second generation (social and economic rights).... (More)
The essay deals with implications for Human Rights development in light of China's rise to power. It discusses the problem from three perspectives, China's Human Rights commitment, the clash between western and Asian values and China's potential influence. It is mainly an overview and discussion of the problems and complexities involved in the development. From these three perspective two opposing scenarios are constructed, the pessimist and the optimist perspectives. The essay then tries to evaluate which are the more likely outcomes from the two perspectives, claiming that a possible development is the shift in focus from first generation of Human Rights (civil and political rights) to the second generation (social and economic rights). The essay also lines out how these conclusions relate to normative implications for different actors. (Less)
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author
Karreskog, Johannes
supervisor
organization
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type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
China, Human Rights, Asian Values, Social sciences, Samhällsvetenskaper, Mänskliga rättigheter
language
English
id
1317089
date added to LUP
2008-05-27
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  abstract     = {The essay deals with implications for Human Rights development in light of China's rise to power. It discusses the problem from three perspectives, China's Human Rights commitment, the clash between western and Asian values and China's potential influence. It is mainly an overview and discussion of the problems and complexities involved in the development. From these three perspective two opposing scenarios are constructed, the pessimist and the optimist perspectives. The essay then tries to evaluate which are the more likely outcomes from the two perspectives, claiming that a possible development is the shift in focus from first generation of Human Rights (civil and political rights) to the second generation (social and economic rights). The essay also lines out how these conclusions relate to normative implications for different actors.},
  author       = {Karreskog, Johannes},
  keyword      = {China,Human Rights,Asian Values,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper,Mänskliga rättigheter},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Chinese Challenge: Implications for Human Rights as China rises to world power},
  year         = {2008},
}