Ethics in Action: The Ethical Challenges of International Human Rights Nongovernmental Organizations
  • Ethics in Action: The Ethical Challenges of International Human Rights Nongovernmental Organizations
  • Ethics in Action: The Ethical Challenges of International Human Rights Nongovernmental Organizations

Ethics in Action: The Ethical Challenges of International Human Rights Nongovernmental Organizations

by Daniel A. Bell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521684498

ISBN-13: 9780521684491

Pub. Date: 08/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is the product of a multi-year dialogue between leading human rights theorists and high-level representatives of international human rights NGOs (INGOs). It is divided into three parts that reflect the major ethical challenges discussed at the workshops: the ethical challenges associated with interaction between relatively rich and powerful northern-based

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This book is the product of a multi-year dialogue between leading human rights theorists and high-level representatives of international human rights NGOs (INGOs). It is divided into three parts that reflect the major ethical challenges discussed at the workshops: the ethical challenges associated with interaction between relatively rich and powerful northern-based human rights INGOs and recipients of their aid in the South; whether and how to collaborate with governments that place severe restrictions on the activities of human rights INGOs; and the tension between expanding the organization's mandate to address more fundamental social and economic problems and restricting it for the sake of focusing on more immediate and clearly identifiable violations of civil and political rights. Each section contains contributions by both theorists and practitioners of human rights.

  • Product of a structured, multi-year dialogue between leading theorists of human rights and high-level representatives of INGOs
  • It contains quality contributions by both theorists and practitioners of human rights
  • It shows evidence of mutual learning between theorists and practitioners

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521684491
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
List of Contributors     xi
Introduction: Reflections on Dialogues between Practitioners and Theorists of Human Rights   Daniel A. Bell     1
Northern INGOs and Southern AID Recipients: the Challenge of Unequal Power
The Pornography of Poverty: A Cautionary Fundraising Tale   Betty Plewes   Rieky Stuart     23
An Imperfect Process: Funding Human Rights-A Case Study   Mona Younis     38
Transformational Development as the Key to Housing Rights   Steven Weir     54
Human Rights INGOs and the North-South Gap: The Challenge of Normative and Empirical Learning   Bonny Ibhawoh     79
INGOs and Governments: The Challenge of Dealing with States That Restrict the Activities of INGOs
Dilemmas Facing NGOs in Coalition-Occupied Iraq   Lyal S. Sunga     99
Human Rights in Action: Supporting Human Rights Work in Authoritarian Countries   Birgit Lindsnaes   Hans-Otto Sano   Hatla Thelle     117
Driving without a Map: Implementing Legal Projects in China Aimed at Improving Human Rights   Sophia Woodman     132
Normative Compliance and Hard Bargaining: INGOs and China's Response to International Human Rights Criticism   Sun Zhe     151
INGOs and Economic Rights: The Challenge of Dealing withGlobal Poverty
Defending Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights: Practical Issues Faced by an International Human Rights Organization   Kenneth Roth     169
Thinking through Social and Economic Rights   Neera Chandhoke     181
Response to the Critique of Neera Chandhoke   Kenneth Roth     198
A Final Response to Kenneth Roth   Neera Chandhoke     201
Amnesty International and Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights   Curt Goering     204
Moral Priorities for International Human Rights NGOs   Thomas Pogge     218
The Problem of Doing Good in a World That Isn't: Reflections on the Ethical Challenges Facing INGOs   Joseph H. Carens     257
Respect and Disagreement: A Response to Joseph Carens   Thomas Pogge     273
Conclusion: INGOs as Collective Mobilization of Transnational Solidarity: Implications for Human Rights Work at the United Nations   Jean-Marc Coicaud     279
Index     303

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