Diversity in the Age of Terrorism

By Eddy Marcel Souffrant.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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Modernity is part of a vocabulary of Western Universals that, in theory and practice, thrives on a comparative. The West is pitted against the imagined other, an alter ego, an alter-native. Some Western theorists of 18th, 19th, and 20th C. left out the other, the alter - native,(although the latter are significant components of the structure of Modernity) in their deliberation of an associated modern socio-political environments.
The silence and theoretical neglect of the other have triggered in turn a reaction against the nefarious consequences of an eviscerated, truncated modernity.
The human rights regime as a modern project challenges the presumption that the modern universal, human rights,is relevant for only a segment of the human global population.
In the wake of the increasing publicity of transnational and intra-national terror, I consider the impact of policies that aim to combat terror as a contemporary form of silence or disregard against the background of the concepts of diversity and human rights.

Keywords: Human Rights, Diversity, Age of Terrorism, Global Ethics, International Affairs

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 7, Issue 6, pp.321-326. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 514.126KB).

Dr. Eddy Marcel Souffrant

Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Center for Professional and Applied Ethics, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Eddy M. Souffrant is an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He teaches Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, and Ethics and International Affairs. He has also research and teaching expertise in the areas of Francophone and Caribbean Philosophy. His current research examines the issues Transnational responsibility and International ethics, Diasporic identity, and Conceptions of Multicultural Identity. He is currently working on a collection of essays that examine globalization and its ramifications. His publications include the following: Formal Transgression: John Stuart Mill's Philosophy of International Affairs. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publ., Inc., 2000, 162 pp., Reflections on Transnationalism: Defining the Refugee Philosophy in the Contemporary World, Volume 9, No. 2 (Fall-Winter 2002), 19-29. Black Philosophy As a Challenge to Liberalism The Quest for Community and Identity, Robert Birt, ed., Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publ., Inc. (2002), 211-228. Transitional Identities: Haiti, the Caribbean, and the Black Atlantic Caribbean Cultural Identities, Glyne Griffith, ed., Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press (2001), 104-122.

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