Diplomacy of Conscience: Amnesty International and Changing Human Rights Norms

Diplomacy of Conscience: Amnesty International and Changing Human Rights Norms

by Ann Marie Clark
     
 

"Diplomacy of Conscience is a valuable book. By examining specific aspects of Amnesty International's widespread research and advocacy work, it goes well beyond the few shallow and dated studies of this critically important NGO."—Claude Welch, State University of New York, Buffalo

"This book makes an important and timely contribution to the

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"Diplomacy of Conscience is a valuable book. By examining specific aspects of Amnesty International's widespread research and advocacy work, it goes well beyond the few shallow and dated studies of this critically important NGO."—Claude Welch, State University of New York, Buffalo

"This book makes an important and timely contribution to the growing literature on the role of non-state actors on international relations. Clark's research also fills in an important gap in the history of Amnesty International. This book shows, really for the first time, how the human rights paradigm evolves, in particular, how governments have responded to the pressure of 'moral shaming' produced by human rights NGOs by developing new techniques of repression, and how the human rights movement has responded in turn by enlarging and articulating the 'normative web' of international human rights laws. This dialectical struggle between the powerful and the allies of the oppressed continues to the present day. Clark's work revealing how it is done can be put to good use."—Morton Winston, The College of New Jersey

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ISBN-13:
9780691057439
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
01/29/2001
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS ix

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xi

CHAPTER ONE Amnesty International in International Politics 3

CHAPTER TWO How Norms Grow 21

CHAPTER THREE Torture 37

CHAPTER FOUR Disappearances 70

CHAPTER FIVE Extrajudicial Executions 101

CHAPTER SIX NGOs and Norms in International Politics 124

APPENDIX: Interviews 143

NOTES 145

BIBLIOGRAPHY 169

INDEX 177

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