Human Rights in International Relations / Edition 3

Human Rights in International Relations / Edition 3

by David P. Forsythe
     
 

This new textbook provides an introduction to human rights in international relations at the turn of the twenty-first century. The book examines the policy-making process that establishes and tries to apply human rights norms through the United Nations, regional organizations, state foreign policy, human rights groups, and transnational corporations. Four themes… See more details below

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This new textbook provides an introduction to human rights in international relations at the turn of the twenty-first century. The book examines the policy-making process that establishes and tries to apply human rights norms through the United Nations, regional organizations, state foreign policy, human rights groups, and transnational corporations. Four themes permeate the book: that human rights are here to stay in international relations, that state sovereignty is being transformed by the human rights discourse, that the ‘soft’ law of diplomacy is as important as the ‘hard’ law of court judgments, and that private actors are highly important in international human rights developments. The book documents the many changes in international human rights during the past half-century, and considers the future of universal human rights. Containing chapter-by-chapter guides to further reading and discussion questions, this book will be of interest to all undergraduate and graduate students of human rights, and their teachers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107629844
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/29/2012
Series:
Themes in International Relations
Edition description:
Third edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction : human rights in international relations3
2Establishing human rights standards29
3Global application of human rights norms57
4Transitional justice : criminal courts and alternatives89
5Regional application of human rights norms121
6Human rights and foreign policy in comparative perspective152
7Non-governmental organizations and human rights188
8Transnational corporations and human rights218
9The politics of liberalism in a realist world251

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