The Power of Human Rights: International Norms and Domestic Change / Edition 1

The Power of Human Rights: International Norms and Domestic Change / Edition 1

by Thomas Risse
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521658829

ISBN-13: 9780521658829

Pub. Date: 08/28/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nation's passage of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by showing how global human rights norms have influenced national government practices in eleven different countries around the world. Transnational human rights pressures and policies have made a significant difference in bringing about

Overview

This book celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nation's passage of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by showing how global human rights norms have influenced national government practices in eleven different countries around the world. Transnational human rights pressures and policies have made a significant difference in bringing about improvements in human rights practices in diverse countries around the world. The book describes a model of socialization processes that can be broadly applied to other processes and policy areas where global ideas have an impact on domestic affairs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521658829
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Series:
Cambridge Studies in International Relations Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors; Preface; 1. The socialization of international human rights norms into domestic practices: introduction Thomas Risse and Kathryn Sikkink; 2. Transnational activism and political change in Kenya and Uganda Hans Peter Schmitz; 3. The long and winding road: international norms and domestic political change in South Africa David Black; 4. Changing discourse: transnational advocacy networks in Tunisia and Morocco Sieglinde Gränzer; 5. Linking the unlinkable? International norms and nationalism in Indonesia and the Philippines Anja Jetschke; 6. International norms and domestic politics in Chile and Guatemala Stephen C. Ropp and Kathryn Sikkink; 7. The Helsinki accords and political change in Eastern Europe Daniel C. Thomas; 8. International human rights norms and domestic change: conclusions Thomas Risse and Stephen C. Ropp; List of references; Index.

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