Rights Beyond Borders: The Global Community and the Struggle over Human Rights in China / Edition 1

Rights Beyond Borders: The Global Community and the Struggle over Human Rights in China / Edition 1

by Rosemary Foot
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0198297769

ISBN-13: 9780198297765

Pub. Date: 01/18/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Over the five decades since the establishment of the United Nations Charter and Universal Declaration of Human Rights, issues of human rights have become a dominant feature of our global community. An acceptance has grown of the treatment of individuals and groups within domestic societies as a legitimate focus of global attention. Played out dramatically in the US

Overview

Over the five decades since the establishment of the United Nations Charter and Universal Declaration of Human Rights, issues of human rights have become a dominant feature of our global community. An acceptance has grown of the treatment of individuals and groups within domestic societies as a legitimate focus of global attention. Played out dramatically in the US media, China has received a huge amount of this global attention, with many democracies sustaining a human rights element in their policies towards China.

This book examines the affect that this normative evolution has had on the behavior of individuals, states, institutions, and advocacy networks, and assesses its impact on the relations between key international players and China. Focusing on the period since the Tiananmen bloodshed in June 1989, Rosemary Foot examines China's international and internal responses to the global attention paid to their human rights record. Foot expertly uncovers the conditions under which international human rights norms influence behavior, and determines how norms operate in the global system.

About the Author:
Rosemary Foot is Professor of International Relations and John Swire Senior Research Fellow at St. Antony's College, Oxford University.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198297765
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/18/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
PART I: THE SETTING
2. The Evolution of the Global Human Rights Regime
3. The Global Consequences of Chinas Economic Reforms
PART II: THE PROCESS
4. The Generating of Attention, 1976-1989
5. Tiananmen and its Aftermath, June 1989 to November 1991
6. The Shift to Multilateral Venues, 1992 to 1995
7. From Public Exposure to Private Dialogue, 1996 to 1998
8. Betting on the Long Term, 1998-1999
9. Conclusion - Rights Beyond Borders?

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