Human Rights Politics and Practice

ISBN-10: 0199608288

ISBN-13: 9780199608287

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: Michael Goodhart

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List price: $29.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 2/12/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.112

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Introduction: Human Rights in Politics and Practice
Why Human Rights?
The Politics of Human Rights
The Practice of Human Rights
Human Rights as an Object of Enquiry
About this Book
Human Rights and Politics
Normative and Theoretical Foundations of Human Rights
Introduction
The Emergence of Rights Language
Modern Human Rights
Types of Human Rights: Liberty and Welfare Rights
Group Rights
Human Rights as a Political Project
Conclusion
Feminist and Activist Approaches to Human Rights
Introduction
Cultural Relativism and Universal Human Rights
Feminist and Activist Approaches to Human Rights
Conclusion
Human Rights in International Relations
Introduction
Theoretical Issues and Context
Key Controversies
Findings: Human Rights and State Practice
Conclusion
Human Rights in International Law
Introduction
Historical Evolution of International Human Rights Law
Sources of International Human Rights Law
Monitoring and Enforcing International Human Rights Law
Conclusion
Human Rights in Comparative Politics
Introduction
The Logic of Comparison
The Sources of Human Rights Violations
Internalizing Human Rights
Domestic-International Linkages
Conclusion
Sociological and Anthropological Approaches
Introduction
Sociology of Human Rights
Anthropology of Human Rights
A Common Thread: The Social Construction of Rights
Conclusion
Contemporary Critiques of Human Rights
Introduction
Human Rights and the Legal Subject
The Rise of Human Rights
Human Rights and International Intervention
Human Rights and the Search for Meaning
Conclusion
Human Rights in Practice
Political Democracy and State Repression
Introduction
Understanding the Democracy-Repression Nexus
Case Study: Democracy and Repression in the United States: A Peculiar Story of African American Persecution and Freedom
The Path to Peace: Directions for Future Research
Conclusion
Global Civil Society and Human Rights
Introduction
What is GCS?
Case Study: GCS as Paradigm-Shifters: Economic and Social Rights
Case Study: GCS as Lawmakers: Establishment of the International Criminal Court
Case Study: GCS as Human Rights Monitors: The East Timor Solidarity Movement
Conclusion
Human Rights and Politics in Development
Introduction
Development and the Struggles for Human Rights
The Right to Development (RTD)
Human Rights-Based Approach to Development (HRBA)
Case Study: The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Human Rights
Conclusion
Economic Globalization and Human Rights
Introduction
Economic Globalization and Government Respect for Human Rights: Two Opposing Views
Globalization and Human Rights: Examining the Empirical Results
Case Study: Do MNCs Invest in Human Rights?
Data and Research Design
Findings
Conclusion
Children's Human Rights Advocacy
Introduction
International Children's Rights
Special Challenges of Children's Rights
Constructing and Reconstructing Childhood
From Universal Development to Relative Development Models
Case Study: Punishing Childhoods
Conclusion
Human Rights and Forced Migration
Introduction
Assessing the Problem
The Problem of Defining Refugees
The UNHCR, Human Rights, and the International Refugee Regime
Case Study: Forced Displacement in Myanmar
The Way Forward: The Need for New Alliances and New Actors
Conclusion
Indigenous Peoples Human Rights
Introduction
Who are Indigenous Peoples According to International Law?
Centuries of Ambivalence about the Recognition of Indigenous Peoples
The United Nations and Indigenous Group Rights
Case Study: Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change
Reconciling Indigenous Self-Determination with State Sovereignty?
Conclusion
Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation
Introduction
Definitions of Human Trafficking
The Anti-White Slavery Movement and the Rise in International Consciousness about the Traffic in Women
Origins of the Contemporary Anti-Trafficking Movement
The Ascendancy of Trafficking as a Global Issue in the 1990s
Case Study: Human Trafficking in the United States
Conclusion
Genocide and Human Rights
Introduction
The Origins of the Concept of 'Genocide'
Theories of Genocide
Case Studies: Rwanda and Darfur
Rwanda
Darfur
Conclusion
Humanitarian Intervention
Introduction
Evolving Concepts
Military Intervention
Obstacles to Effectiveness
Unintended Consequences
Case Study: Bosnia
Conclusion
Torture
Introduction
Torture in Western History
How to Make a Torturer
Case Study: Ticking Bomb Torture
Putting an End to Torture: New Developments and High Promise
Conclusion
Transitional Justice
Introduction
Retributive Justice
Restorative Justice
Reparative Justice
Putting Transitional Justice into Practice
Case Study: Uganda
Conclusion
The Future of Human Rights
The Future of Human Rights
Introduction
Defending Human Rights
Extending Human Rights
Achieving Human Rights
Conclusion
Measuring and Monitoring Human Rights
Introduction
The Purpose of Measuring Human Rights
Challenges to Measuring Human Rights
Types of Human Rights Measures
Conclusion
The Environment
Introduction
An Environmental Human Right?
Problems of Compatibility
Implementing Environmental Human Rights?
Problems with Environmental Human Rights?
Case Studies: Climate Change, Development Projects, and Environmental Refugees
Human Rights and Environmental Sustainability
Conclusion
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
international Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Glossary
References
Index
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