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Historical Dictionary of Human Rights and Humanitarian Organizations
     

Historical Dictionary of Human Rights and Humanitarian Organizations

by Robert F. Gorman, Edward S. Mihalkanin
 
A unique one-stop source for vital information on the background and history of human rights theory and practice in the international arena, the "Historical Dictionary of Human Rights and Humanitarian Organizations" provides extensive background on the creation and ideals of these important organizations. The authors begin their study by giving a chronology of

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A unique one-stop source for vital information on the background and history of human rights theory and practice in the international arena, the "Historical Dictionary of Human Rights and Humanitarian Organizations" provides extensive background on the creation and ideals of these important organizations. The authors begin their study by giving a chronology of important events in the history of human rights and introducing their readers to the ancient Hebrew and Roman philosophies that inspired the beginnings of these protective organizations. Alphabetical entries give brief synopses of each organization and list treaties, founding members, related organizations, and addresses. Also included are entries describing pertinent human rights terminology, treaties, and individuals who have played important roles in the development of international human rights. With bibliography, lists of acronyms and abbreviations, and appendixes containing full listings of many international human rights documents. Essential for all law, sociology, international relations, or policy study collections.

Author Biography: Robert F. Gorman is Professor of Political Science at Southwest Texas State University. He served as a Council on Foreign Relations Fellow in the U.S. Department of State's Bureau for Refugee Programs from 1983-1984. Edward S. Mihalkanin is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Southwest Texas State University.

Editorial Reviews

Reference & User Services Quarterly
...this brief volume is successful...in providing a quick overview of the field. The introduction to the book...provides an excellent synopsis of a complex subject...a chronological list of human rights events of the twentieth century...broadly surveys notable human rights occurrences...[no comparable volume] contains the compilation of human rights grassroots and governmental organizations found in Gorman and Milhalkanin...while the dictionary would be an asset for any reference collection, it should also be viewed as a basic primer for the student of human rights..
ARBA
...excellent source of information...the entries give ample coverage...this excellent dictionary and sourcebook is highly recommended for all libraries..
Booknews
Most of the entries describe past and present organizations and list treaties, founding members, related organizations, and other pertinent information. Other entries pertain to terminology, treaties, and individuals. Acronyms and abbreviations are listed and texts of important international documents appended. Also included are a chronology of the 20th century, a historical introduction, and an extensive bibliography, but no index. Well cross-referenced. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810832633
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
Historical Dictionaries of International
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.94(d)

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