Human Rights An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0582438241
ISBN-13: 9780582438248
Edition: 2003
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List price: $75.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 9/30/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 460
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Human rights issues are increasingly coming to the fore in a number of academic debates. This work is aimed at what is an emerging and growing cross-disciplinary market and provides a comprehensive overview of human rights and related issues from a social science perspective.

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Thinking about human rights
Human rights abuses in the world today
The scope of human rights research
Human rights and theoretical traditions
Theorising human rights
What are human rights?
A brief history of human rights theory
Are human rights universal?
Are human rights incontrovertible?
Are human rights subjective?
Ethics and social practice
Modernity and democratisation
The state and human rights theory
Essay questions
Notes
Further information
Regulating human rights
Who protects human rights?
A brief history of human rights regulation
Human rights and world politics
The United Nations
Human rights and the law
Human rights and social movements
The state and human rights regulation
Essay questions
Notes
Further information
Censorship
What is censorship?
A brief history of censorship
Censorship and democracy
The theoretical discourse on censorship
Pornography and obscenity
The state, censorship and human rights
Essay questions
Notes
Further information
Political prisoners
What is a political prisoner?
A brief history of political prisoners
Political policing
Political prisoners and just punishment
Exile and house arrest
'Disappearances' and extra-judicial executions
The state, political prisoners and human rights
Essay questions
Notes
Torture
What is torture?
A brief history of torture
Torture methods
The theoretical discourse on torture
Understanding torturers
Medical involvement in torture
The trade in torture equipment
The state, torture and human rights
Essay questions
Notes
Further information
The death penalty
What is the death penalty?
A brief history of the death penalty
Execution methods
Understanding the death penalty
The theoretical discourse on the death penalty
'Race', class and the death penalty
The experience of Death Row
Medical involvement in the death penalty
The state, the death penalty and human rights
Essay questions
Notes
Further information
Apartheid
What is apartheid?
A brief history of apartheid
Understanding apartheid
Apartheid, caste and social stratification
Gender and apartheid
The state, apartheid and human rights
Essay questions
Notes
Further information
Slavery
What is slavery?
A brief history of slavery
'Race', citizenship and slavery
Understanding slavery
The experience of enslavement
The state, slavery and human rights
Essay questions
Notes
Further information
Genocide
What is genocide?
A brief history of genocide
Understanding genocide
Political genocide
The experience of the concentration camp
The state, genocide and human rights
Essay questions
Notes
Further information
Refugees
What is a refugee?
A brief history of refugees
'Race', citizenship and refugees
Refugees and border controls
Refugees and the media
The experience of displacement
The state, refugees and human rights
Essay questions
Notes
Further information
Conclusion
New directions in human rights research
Women and human rights
Children and human rights
Business and human rights
Poverty and human rights
The environment and human rights
Human rights in a globalised world
Essay questions
Notes
Further information
Appendix
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
Name index
Acts and Conventions index
Subject index

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