Human Rights and Wrongs: Slavery, Terror, Genocide

Human Rights and Wrongs: Slavery, Terror, Genocide

by Helen Fein
     
 

Human Rights and Wrongs explains the persistence of crimes against humanity since the Holocaust—including slavery, terror, and genocide. Using extended country descriptions and analyses, the book goes beyond case studies to explain such gross human rights violations in terms of an integrated theory of life integrity, giving readers vivid illustrations

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Human Rights and Wrongs explains the persistence of crimes against humanity since the Holocaust—including slavery, terror, and genocide. Using extended country descriptions and analyses, the book goes beyond case studies to explain such gross human rights violations in terms of an integrated theory of life integrity, giving readers vivid illustrations in addition to a theoretical framework. Distinguished author Helen Fein then asks how we can arrest human wrongs and discusses whether democracy is the answer. She shows the positive links among human rights, freedom, and development and draws out policy recommendations from her findings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594513275
Publisher:
Paradigm Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Helen Fein is Director of the Institute for the Study of Genocide in New York and an Associate of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She is the author of two award-winning books: Accounting for Genocide (Free Press 1979), winner of the Sorokin Award of the ASA, and Genocide: A Sociological Perspective (Sage 1991, 1993), winner of the first PIOOM award in Amsterdam.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Distinguishing among Human Rights and Wrongs

Chapter 2: Twentieth-Century Slavery within the State

Chapter 3: Slavery, Trafficking, and Globalization

Chapter 4: States of Terror in the Late Twentieth Century: Algeria and Argentina

Chapter 5: States of Terror Turn to Genocide: Guatemala and Iraq

Chapter 6: States of Genocide, Genocidal Massacres, and Ethnic Cleansing

Chapter 7: No Brave New World: Democracy and Human Rights

Chapter 8: Human Rights, Freedom, and Development

Chapter 9: Conclusion and Implications: What Can Be Done?

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