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Overview


“Donnelly examines the evolution of the international human rights regime with attention to the human agency at every level—the individual, the state, and the international system. The analysis of policy decisions that have culminated in action on human rights, or the violation of those rights, is both accessible to the student and true to the complex dynamics of an increasingly interconnected global arena. The attention paid in the fourth edition to specific and contemporary challenges makes this an invaluable book for any introduction to human rights.” —Julie Mazzei, Kent State University

“The fourth edition of International Human Rights is an excellent update of one of the best human rights texts available for the undergraduate classroom. The insightful discussion questions remain at the end of each chapter, but the addition of the problems integrated with the different subject matter allow for a more interactive, in-depth discussion of the material. Including different geographic and substantive examples of human rights issues, this book is well balanced between theory and practice and considers human rights both in different parts of the world and from different cultural perspectives.” —Dana Zartner, University of San Francisco

International Human Rights studies the ways in which states and other international actors have addressed human rights since the end of World War II. This unique textbook features substantial attention to the domestic politics of human rights, as well as an extensive emphasis on theory.

The fourth edition is substantially rewritten and reorganized to enhance usability, with new material added to bring the text up to date. The sections covering multilateral, bilateral, and transnational action have been broken into seven short chapters, and new case studies provide context and points of comparison. Additionally, nine “problems” have been added to the text, which along with the chapter-ending discussion questions, frame alternative interpretations, highlight controversies, and ultimately aim to provoke further thought and discussion.

Jack Donnelly is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of International Relations at the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver. He has written two other books and over fifty articles and book chapters, which have been widely reprinted and translated into eight languages, on the theory and practice of internationally recognized human rights.

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"Donnelly examines the evolution of the international human rights regime with attention to the human agency at every level—the individual, the state, and the international system. The analysis of policy decisions that have culminated in action on human rights, or the violation of those rights, is both accessible to the student and true to the complex dynamics of an increasingly interconnected global arena. The attention paid in the fourth edition to specific and contemporary challenges makes this an invaluable book for any introduction to human rights."
Julie Mazzei, Kent State University

"The fourth edition of International Human Rights is an excellent update of one of the best human rights texts available for the undergraduate classroom. The insightful discussion questions remain at the end of each chapter, but the addition of the problems integrated with the different subject matter allow for a more interactive, in-depth discussion of the material. Including different geographic and substantive examples of human rights issues, this book is well balanced between theory and practice and considers human rights both in different parts of the world and from different cultural perspectives."
Dana Zartner, University of San Francisco

Praise for prior editions:

"The preeminent introductory textbook for human rights courses by a leading scholar of human rights…Comprehensive, accessible, and up-to-date, with excellent discussion questions and a new chapter on terrorism and human rights in the post 9/11 world…A synthetic yet grounded introduction to human rights."
Kathryn Sikkink, University of Minnesota

"The gold standard of human rights texts. Like its predecessors, the third edition is easily accessible and highly informative, and it has a great deal to offer the novice student but also the human rights expert."
Mark Gibney, Belk Distinguished Professor, University of North Carolina-Asheville

"A thoughtful yet accessible introduction t a complex and critical issue. I have found the comprehensive coverage, multiple levels of analysis, combination of principles with case material, and scholarly framework extremely effective in the classroom."
Alison Brysk, Professor of Political Science and International Studies, University of California-Irvine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813345017
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Series: Dilemmas in World Politics
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 426,729
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Jack Donnelly is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of International Relations at the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver. He has written two other books and over fifty articles and book chapters on the theory and practice of internationally recognized human rights, which have been widely reprinted and translated into eight languages, on the theory and practice of internationally recognized human rights.
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Table of Contents


Part One: Introduction and Theory
1. Human Rights as an Issue in World Politics
2. Theories of Human Rights
3. The Relative Universality of Human Rights
4. The Domestic Politics of Human Rights: Dirty Wars in the Southern Cone

Part Two: Multilateral, Bilateral, and Transnational Action
5. Global Multilateral Mechanisms
6. Regional Human Rights Regimes
7. Assessing Multilateral Mechanisms
8. Human Rights and American Foreign Policy: Cold War Cases
9. Human Rights and Foreign Policy
10. Transnational Human Rights Advocacy
11. Comparing International Actors and Evaluating International Action
12. Responding to Human Rights Violations in China: Tiananmen and After
13. Humanitarian Intervention Against Genocide
14. Globalization, the State, and Human Rights
15.(Anti-)Terrorism and Human Rights

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