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Cruelty or Humanity: Challenges, Opportunities and Responsibilities

Stuart Rees


Discrimination, unjust economic policies and violent regimes continue in the 21st century. This book exposes politicians' cruel motives and the resulting outcomes. The book begins with an overview of the role of cruelty in politics, in the design and implementation of state policies and in non-state responses. Cruel acts and policies are worldwide, though the United Nations has set prohibitions on cruelty which represent global standards. If truths about worldwide cruelties become evident, the elimination of such practices should become a key consideration in any future crafting of policies an ... More

Keywords: discrimination, politicians, power, public action, humanitarianism, unjust economies, violent regimes, equality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781447356974
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447356974.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stuart Rees, author
University of Sydney