Human Rights : Politics and Practice

Human Rights : Politics and Practice

by Michael Goodhart
     
 


Featuring twenty chapters written by a multidisciplinary group of international experts, Human Rights: Politics and Practice is the first comprehensive human rights textbook designed for politics students. Offering unparalleled breadth and depth of coverage, it combines discussions of core theoretical approaches with detailed studies of major issues.See more details below

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Featuring twenty chapters written by a multidisciplinary group of international experts, Human Rights: Politics and Practice is the first comprehensive human rights textbook designed for politics students. Offering unparalleled breadth and depth of coverage, it combines discussions of core theoretical approaches with detailed studies of major issues. The first seven chapters introduce the main theoretical issues and challenges in the study of human rights as a political phenomenon: normative foundations, international law, measurement, international relations, comparative politics, sociological and anthropological approaches, and the ideological (mis)use of human rights. Thirteen thematic chapters then offer detailed analysis and case studies of key such key issues as economic globalization, genocide, the environment, and humanitarian intervention.

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ISBN-13:
2900199540845
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2009
Edition description:
New Edition

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Human Rights: Politics and Practice, Michael Goodhart (University of Pittsburgh)
Part I: Human Rights and Politics
1. Normative and Theoretical Foundations of Human Rights, Anthony Langlois (Flinders University)
2. Human Rights in International Law, Rhona K.M. Smith (Northumbria University)
3. Measuring Human Rights, Todd Landman (University of Essex)
4. Human Rights in International Relations, Tim Dunne (University of Exeter), and Marianne Hanson (University of Queensland)
5. Human Rights in Comparative Politics, Sonia Cardenas (Trinity College, Hartford)
6. Sociological and Anthropological Approaches, Damein Short (Roehampton University)
7. Ideological (Mis)use of Human Rights, David Chandler (University of Westminster)
Part II: Human Rights in Practice
8. Political Democracy and State Repression, Christian Davenport (University of Maryland)
9. Global Civil Society and Human Rights, Marlies Glasius (London School of Economics)
10. Human Rights and Politics in Development, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr (New School University)
11. Economic Globalization and Human Rights,David L. Richards (University of Memphis), and Ronald D. Gelleny (University of Akron)
12. Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation, Andrea Bertone (University of Rhode Island)
13. Children's Human Rights Advocacy, Vanessa Pupavac (University of Nottingham)
14. Human Rights and Forced Migration, Gil Loescher (University of Oxford)
15. Indigenous Peoples' Human Rights, Paul Havemann (James Cook University)
16. Genocide and Human Rights, Scott Straus (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
17. Torture, William F. Schulz (Amnesty International USA)
18. The Environment, John Barry (Queen's University, Belfast), and Kerri Woods (University of Glasgow)
19. Humanitarian Intervention, Alan J. Kuperman (University of Texas at Austin)
20. Transitional Justice, Joanna Quinn (University of Western Ontario)
Conclusion: The Future of Human Rights, Michael Goodhart

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