Human Rights in a Posthuman World: Critical Essays

Front Cover
Oxford University Press, 2007 - Political Science - 249 pages
"This work reflects on the contemporary human condition in a 'posthuman' and 'mechanistic' world, almost overwhelmed by security concerns, terror and its politics, and technoscience." "Exploring the role of human rights and development in such a world, Baxi contends that any serious analysis of human rights theory and practice must confront two critical realities. Firstly, that the new world economic and military orders, along with the continuing wars of and on 'terror', adversely impact global social and human development policies and programmes. Secondly, that emergent technologies, especially artificial intelligence, biotechnologies, and nano-technologies, generating the discourse of the posthuman, have serious implications for human rights." --Book Jacket.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Amartya Sen and Human Rights
The Uncanny Idea of Development
The Development of The Right to

3 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2007)

Upendra Baxi Professor of Law at the School of Law, University of Warwick. He was formerly Professor of Law in the Faculty of Law and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Delhi and the University of South Gujarat.

Bibliographic information