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Human Rights in International Relations / Edition 3
     

Human Rights in International Relations / Edition 3

by David P. Forsythe
 

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ISBN-10: 1107629845

ISBN-13: 2901107629843

Pub. Date: 02/29/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This new textbook provides an introduction to human rights in international relations at the turn of the twenty-first century. The book examines the policy-making process that establishes and tries to apply human rights norms through the United Nations, regional organizations, state foreign policy, human rights groups, and transnational corporations. Four themes

Overview

This new textbook provides an introduction to human rights in international relations at the turn of the twenty-first century. The book examines the policy-making process that establishes and tries to apply human rights norms through the United Nations, regional organizations, state foreign policy, human rights groups, and transnational corporations. Four themes permeate the book: that human rights are here to stay in international relations, that state sovereignty is being transformed by the human rights discourse, that the ‘soft’ law of diplomacy is as important as the ‘hard’ law of court judgments, and that private actors are highly important in international human rights developments. The book documents the many changes in international human rights during the past half-century, and considers the future of universal human rights. Containing chapter-by-chapter guides to further reading and discussion questions, this book will be of interest to all undergraduate and graduate students of human rights, and their teachers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901107629843
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/29/2012
Series:
Themes in International Relations Series
Edition description:
Third edition
Pages:
376

Table of Contents

Part I. The Foundations: 1. Introduction: human rights in international relations; 2. Establishing human rights standards; Part II. Implementing Human Rights Standards: 3. Global application of human rights norms; 4. Transitional justice; 5. Regional application of human rights norms; 6. Human rights and foreign policy in comparative perspective; 7. Non-governmental organizations and human rights; 8. Transnational corporations and human rights; 9. The communications media and human rights: traditional and social domains; Part III. Conclusion: 10. The politics of liberalism in a realist world.

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