International Human Rights

International Human Rights

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by Jack Donnelly
     
 

The question often asked is 'where is a good starting place for learning about international human rights?' The answer now is Donnelly's International Human Rights. Eminently readable, chock-full of information, Donnelly's book is a must-read." (Human Rights Quarterly)

In this new edition, Jack Donnelly updates his classic text on the rise of human

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The question often asked is 'where is a good starting place for learning about international human rights?' The answer now is Donnelly's International Human Rights. Eminently readable, chock-full of information, Donnelly's book is a must-read." (Human Rights Quarterly)

In this new edition, Jack Donnelly updates his classic text on the rise of human rights issues since World War II to reflect the new challenges posed by globalization and the war on terrorism. The third edition includes two entirely new chapters on the Universality of Human Rights and Terrorism, and focuses on the recent emergence of nonstate actors such as the UN and NGO's.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813381817
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
09/28/1993
Series:
Dilemmas in World Politics Series
Pages:
206

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Boxes
Acknowledgments
List of Acronyms
Introduction: A Note to the Reader1
1Human Rights as an Issue in World Politics3
The Emergence of International Human Rights Norms4
From Cold War to Covenants7
The 1970s: From Standard Setting to Monitoring9
The 1980s: Further Growth and Institutionalization11
The 1990s: Continuity and Change in the Post-Cold War Era13
2Theories of Human Rights18
The Nature of Human Rights18
The Source or Justification of Human Rights20
Lists of Human Rights22
Human Rights and the Society of States26
Realism and Human Rights30
Cultural Relativism and Universal Human Rights32
3The Domestic Politics of Human Rights: The Case of the Southern Cone36
Politics Before the Coups36
Torture and Disappearances38
The National Security Doctrine40
Human Rights NGOs43
The Collapse of Military Rule45
Nunca Mas: Settling Accounts with Torturers and the Past46
4The Multilateral Politics of Human Rights51
The United Nations Commission on Human Rights51
Treaty-Reporting Systems57
Workers' Rights and Apartheid62
Regional Human Rights Regimes68
Assessing Multilateral Human Rights Mechanisms82
5Human Rights and Foreign Policy86
Central Issues in U.S. International Human Rights Policy86
Central America and U.S. Human Rights Policy91
The United States and the Southern Cone101
U.S. Policy Toward South Africa103
Other Western Approaches to International Human Rights107
Explaining Differences in International Human Rights Policies110
6Responding to Tiananmen115
China's Democracy Movement115
International Responses to Tiananmen120
Assessing the Impact of International Action126
Constructive Engagement Revisited128
Postscript: Asian Values131
7War and Genocide in the Former Yugoslavia136
Background to the Conflict136
War and Genocide138
The International Response139
New Patterns and Precedents144
Nationalism and Human Rights146
8International Human Rights in a Post-Cold War World149
Ideology and Intervention149
Sovereignty, Power, and Interdependence151
Democracy and Human Rights153
Markets and Human Rights159
International Human Rights Policy in a New World Order161
AppendixUniversal Declaration of Human Rights165
Discussion Questions169
Notes181
Suggested Readings191
Glossary201
Index205

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