International Human Rights

ISBN-10: 0813345014

ISBN-13: 9780813345017

Edition: 4th 2013

Authors: Jack Donnelly, Daniel J. Whelan

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International Human Rightsstudies the ways in which states and other international actors have addressed human rights since the end of World War II. This unique textbook features substantial attention to the domestic politics of human rights, as well as an extensive emphasis on theory. The fourth edition is substantially rewritten and reorganized to enhance usability, and new material is added to bring the text up to date. Most notably, the sections covering multilateral, bilateral, and transnational action have been broken into seven short chapters, which encourage comparisons within and across types of action and historical cases. New case studies provide context and points of comparison, including a new examination of the contemporary international reactions to human rights violations in China now that the country has become a great power. Additionally, nine “Problems” have been added to the text, which along with the chapter-ending discussion questions, frame alternative interpretations, highlight controversies, and ultimately aim to provoke further thought and discussion amongst readers. International Human Rights,Fourth Edition, is the most current and comprehensive text available that will allow readers to understand how and why human rights are violated, what international action can do to address these violations, and why human rights remain such a small part of international relations.
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List price: $49.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 7/31/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Daniel J. Whelan teaches politics and international relations at Hendrix College.

List of Case Studies
List of Problems
Tables and Boxes
Introduction: A Note to the Reader
Introduction and Theory
Human Rights as an Issue in World Politics
The Emergence of International Human Rights Norms
From Cold War to Covenants
The 1970s: From Standard Setting to Monitoring
The 1980s: Further Growth and Institutionalization
The 1990s: Consolidating Progress and Acting Against Genocide
International Human Rights After 9/11
The Global Human Rights Regime
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
Theories of Human Rights
The Nature of Human Rights
The Source or Justification of Human Rights
Equal Concern and Respect
Interdependent and Indivisible Human Rights
The Duty-Bearers of Human Rights
Human Rights and Related Practices
Sovereignty, Anarchy, and International Society
Three Models of International Human Rights
Realism and Human Rights
Democracy and Human Rights
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
The Relative Universality of Human Rights
Universality and Relativity
International Legal Universality
Overlapping Consensus Universality
Functional Universality
Anthropological or Historical Relativity
Cultural Relativism
Universal Rights, Not Identical Practices
Universalism Without Imperialism
The Relative Universality of Human Rights
Hate Speech
Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
The Domestic Politics of Human Rights: Dirty Wars in the Southern Cone
Politics Before the Coups
Torture and Disappearances
The National Security Doctrine
Human Rights NGOs
The Collapse of Military Rule
Nunca M�s: Settling Accounts with Torturers and the Past
Postscript: Maintaining Civilian Rule
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
Multilateral, Bilateral, and Transnational Action
Global Multilateral Mechanisms
The Human Rights Council
The High Commissioner for Human Rights
Treaty-Reporting Systems
Additional Global Actors
Case Study: The Antiapartheid Regime
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
Regional Human Rights Regimes
The European Regional Regime
The Inter-American System
The African Regional Regime
The Arab World and Asia
Case Study: Chile and the Inter-American Commission
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
Assessing Multilateral Mechanisms
The Evolution of International Human Rights Regimes
Assessing Multilateral Human Rights Mechanisms
Human Rights in American Foreign Policy: Cold War-Era Cases and Comparisons
Anticommunism and American Exceptionalism
Case Study: US Policy in Central America
Case Study: US Policy in the Southern Cone
Case Study: US Policy Toward South Africa
Other Western Approaches to International Human Rights
Explaining Differences in Human Rights Policies
US Ratification of Human Rights Treaties
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
Human Rights and Foreign Policy
Human Rights and the National Interest
Means and Mechanisms of Bilateral Action
The Aims and Effects of Human Rights Policies
Foreign Policy and Human Rights Policy
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
Transnational Human Rights Advocacy
Amnesty International
Human Rights Watch
Nonpartisan Action
NGO Legitimacy
Human Rights Obligations of MNCs
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
Comparing International Actors and Evaluating International Action
Comparing International Actors
The Priority of National Action
A System of International Accountability
Post-Cold War Issues and Cases
Responding to Human Rights Violations in China: Tiananmen and After
China's Democracy Movement
International Responses to Tiananmen
Assessing the Impact of International Action
Constructive Engagement Revisited
Human Rights and Great Power China
Human Rights and "Asian Values"
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
Humanitarian Intervention Against Genocide
Case Study: Bosnia
Case Study: Rwanda
Case Study: Kosovo
The Authority to Intervene
Case Study: East Timor
A Right to Humanitarian Intervention Against Genocide
Case Study: Sudan
Justifying Humanitarian Intervention
Types of Justifiability
A New Conception of Security
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
Globalization, the State, and Human Rights
States and Human Rights
Markets and Welfare States
Market Democracy and American Foreign Policy
An Alliance of States and Human Rights Advocates?
West, South, and Market Redistributions
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
(Anti)Terrorism and Human Rights
Human Rights in Post-Cold War American Foreign Policy
The Retreat of Human Rights
Human Rights, Security, and Foreign Policy
The Axis of Evil
The War Against Iraq
The Waning of the War?
The Absolute Prohibition of Torture
(Anti)Terrorism and Civil Liberties
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
Appendix: Universal Declaration of Human Rights
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