Usman Mahar

  • Imagine that you are in charge of shipping people to a concentration camp under the Nazi rule. You do not want innocent people to be placed in those ghastly conditions or worse yet, be exterminated. Howbeit, it is not your job to think or worry about that. Your job is to manage the transportation ...

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  • A ‘culture’ is often seen as a rigid system with relatively fixed components highlighted in traditions, values, norms etc. Where, even ways of greeting, meeting and eating become unconscious and mundane motor reactions, to be carried out as a form of protocol. The ‘agent’ ...

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  • While only states — both authoritarian and democratic— hold the monopoly over ‘legitimate’ violence, the business of human rights works according to the principles of the market. Of course, it is not as simple as that. There are mechanisms and processes — especially in ...

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