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Strategic US Foreign Assistance: The Battle Between Human Rights and National Security
     

Strategic US Foreign Assistance: The Battle Between Human Rights and National Security

by Rhonda L. Callaway, Elizabeth G. Matthews
 

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ISBN-10: 075467326X

ISBN-13: 9780754673262

Pub. Date: 09/28/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

One major dilemma regarding US foreign policy is when and how the US should address human rights around the globe and what responsibility exists for the US to promote human rights in the countries that receive US aid. Does US policy for foreign assistance really address human rights or is it merely another instrument in the US foreign policy toolbox? This insightful

Overview

One major dilemma regarding US foreign policy is when and how the US should address human rights around the globe and what responsibility exists for the US to promote human rights in the countries that receive US aid. Does US policy for foreign assistance really address human rights or is it merely another instrument in the US foreign policy toolbox? This insightful book addresses several key themes and questions revolving around the complex nature of US foreign policy and human rights. It examines US foreign policy and human rights, as well as the evolution of US assistance, and includes empirical evidence and case studies of Plan Colombia, Turkey and the war on terror, India and Pakistan. It closes with a look at the future of foreign aid.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754673262
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2008
Series:
The Battle Between Human Rights and National Security Series
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Introduction: strategic US foreign assistance; Part I Human Rights and US Foreign Policy: Theories, Measurement, and Models: The road to Hell is paved with good intentions; The evolution and motivation of the US foreign assistance program; Measuring human rights and foreign assistance; Examining the empirical evidence. Part II Human Rights and US Foreign Policy: Case Studies: The trade-offs of Plan Colombia: drug trafficking versus human rights; US foreign assistance to Turkey: the Cold War to the War on Terror; US foreign assistance to Pakistan: friend or foe?; Foreign aid and human rights: strategic priorities or global responsibility?; Bibliography; Indexes.

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