Human Rights in the Twentieth Century

ISBN-10: 0521142571

ISBN-13: 9780521142571

Edition: 2011

Authors: Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann

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Book details

List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/13/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 366
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann is Research Director at the Center for Research in Contemporary History, Potsdam, Germany, and has been a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University. He is the author of the prizewinning The Politics of Sociability: Freemasonry and German Civil Society 1840-1918 (2007). Currently, he is preparing a short history of human rights and a book on Berlin in the wake of World War II.

Introduction
The Emergence of Human
The end of civilization and the rise of human rights: the mid-20th century disjuncture
The 'human rights revolution' at work: displaced persons in post-war Europe
Legal diplomacy: law, politics, and the genesis of postwar European human rights
Postwar Universalism and Legal Theory:
Personalism, community, and the origins of human rights
Ren� Cassin: les droit de l'homme and the universality of human rights, 1945-1966
Rudolf Laun and the human rights of Germans in occupied and early West Germany
Human Rights, State Socialism, and Dissent:
Embracing and contesting: the Soviet Union and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948-1958
Soviet rights-talk in the post-Stalin era
Charter 77 and the Roma: human rights and dissent in socialist Czechoslovakia
Genocide, Humanitarianism, and the Limits of Law:
Toward world law? Human rights and the failure of the legalist paradigm of war
'Source of embarrassment': human rights, state of emergency, and the wars of decolonization
The United Nations, humanitarianism and human rights: war crimes/genocide trials for Pakistani soldiers in Bangladesh, 1971-1974
Human Rights, Sovereignty, and the Global Condition:
African nationalists and human rights, 1940s to 1970s
The International Labour Organization and the globalization of rights, 1944-1970
'Under a magnifying glass': the international human rights campaign against Chile in the 1970s
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