Human Rights and Societies in Transition: Causes, Consequences, Responses

Human Rights and Societies in Transition: Causes, Consequences, Responses

by Shale Horowitz
     
 

Human rights violations are often particularly severe in societies that are undergoing significant political, social, and economic transformations. Improving human rights practices in transition societies should therefore be a central goal for domestic reformers and the international community. This makes sense not only because of the intrinsic value of improved

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Overview

Human rights violations are often particularly severe in societies that are undergoing significant political, social, and economic transformations. Improving human rights practices in transition societies should therefore be a central goal for domestic reformers and the international community. This makes sense not only because of the intrinsic value of improved human rights protection, but also because of the indirect effects that such improvements have on democratization, economic development, and conflict resolution. This book, a joint effort by political science, sociology, law, and regional studies scholars from various parts of the world, explores the contemporary international human rights regime, the factors predominantly responsible for human rights violations in transition societies, long-term consequences of such violations, and political remedies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789280810929
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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Meet the Author

Shale Horowitz is an associate professor in the department of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Albrecht Schnabel is a senior research fellow at swisspeace—Swiss Peace Foundation, Bern, Switzerland.

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