Reading some of the literature might lead to an overly pessimistic assessment of the state of human rights in the world today.
By Oskari Mantere. Conventionally, mainstream scholars of politics and international relations (IR) have believed that they pursue “scientific” and objective … More
By Oskari Mantere. Reviewed work: Sundhya, P. (2011) Decolonising International Law: Development, Economic Growth and the Politics of Universality. Cambridge; … More
By Oskari Mantere. Arguably, the two most important developments of twentieth-century history are decolonisation – which rendered the empires of … More
By Oskari Mantere. Almost by definition, international law is universal. This belief seems nearly tautological, thus true to the point … More
By Oskari Mantere. When historians became interested in the history of human rights in the 1990s and early 2000s, they … More
By Oskari Mantere. Michael Ignatieff’s The Ordinary Virtues takes the reader on a safari through some of the most fragile … More
By Oskari Mantere. Since the end of the Cold War, there has been a proliferation of interest in the history … More