Leading Rogue State: The U.S. and Human Rights

Leading Rogue State: The U.S. and Human Rights

by Judith R. Blau, David L. Brunsma, Alberto Moncada, Catherine Zimmer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1594515891

ISBN-13: 9781594515897

Pub. Date: 01/28/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Most Americans would be surprised to learn that their government has declined to join most other nations in UN treaties addressing inadequate housing, poverty, children's rights, health care, racial discrimination, and migrant workers. Yet this book documents how the United States has, for decades, declined to ratify widely accepted treaties on these and many other

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Most Americans would be surprised to learn that their government has declined to join most other nations in UN treaties addressing inadequate housing, poverty, children's rights, health care, racial discrimination, and migrant workers. Yet this book documents how the United States has, for decades, declined to ratify widely accepted treaties on these and many other basic human rights. Providing the first comprehensive topical survey, the contributors build a case and specific agendas for the nation to change course and join the world community as a protector of human rights.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594515897
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures ix

Introduction Frances Fox Piven 1

1 Human Vulnerabilities: On Individual and Social Rights Bryan S. Turner 5

2 Rights to Housing Dave Overfelt David L. Brunsma 16

3 Health as a Human Right Antonio Ugalde Nuria Homedes 25

4 Labor Rights and Rights of Workers Vincent J. Roscigno Andrew W. Martin 37

5 Rights of the Child Brian K. Gran 47

6 Rights of Migrants and Minorities Cecilia Menjivar Ruben G. Rumbaut 60

7 Women's Rights Tola Olu Pearce 75

8 Rights of People with Disabilities Jean M. Lynch 86

9 Rights of Indigenous Peoples Keri E. Iyall Smith 98

10 The Human Right to Sexual and Gender Self-Expression Gerald F. Lackey 112

11 Language Rights as Human Rights Tanya Golash-Boza Douglas Parker 125

12 Cultural Rights Rodney D. Coates 138

13 Rights to Water, Food, and Development Jenniffer M. Santos-Hernandez John Barnshaw 152

14 Environmental Rights Damayanti Banerjee 163

15 Rights of Prisoners Angela Hattery Earl Smith 173

16 Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law John Hagan Wenona Rymond-Richmond 186

17 Rights to Participate in Democracy Mark Frezzo 208

18 The Social Forum Process and Human Rights Marina Karides 219

19 Freedom and Security Judith Blau Alberto Moncada 233

Postscript Jack Donnelly 238

Index 241

About the Editors and Contributors 248

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