ISBN-10:
1589012046
ISBN-13:
9781589012042
Pub. Date:
04/14/2008
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
New Rights Advocacy / Edition 2

New Rights Advocacy / Edition 2

by Paul J. Nelson, Ellen Dorsey

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ISBN-13: 9781589012042
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 04/14/2008
Series: Advancing Human Rights Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Paul J. Nelson is associate professor and director of the division of international development in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.

Ellen Dorsey is executive director of the Wallace Global Fund and has served as the chair of the Board of Amnesty International USA.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. The New Rights AdvocacyOrganizational Fields and the Division of Human Rights and DevelopmentThe New Rights AdvocacyInternational System Change and the NGO SectorsOrganizations, Their Environments, and PowerThe Emergence of NGO Cooperation in the 1980s and 1990sImplications of the New Rights AdvocacyTracking the Origins

2. Transforming the Human Rights Movement: Human Rights NGOs Embrace ESC Rights The Emerging Movement for ESC RightsTraditional International Human Rights NGOs and ESC RightsNew NGOs and the Global Network for ESC RightsDebating ESC Rights AdvocacyImpact of the New Movement for ESC Rights

3. NGOs and the Development Industry: Toward a Rights-Based Approach? IntroductionOrganizations, Politics, and the Meaning of Rights-Based ApproachesThe Development Field and the Call for Rights-Based ApproachesCrisis of Development, Promise of Human RightsDevelopment Agencies and the Tentative Embrace of Rights-Based DevelopmentHuman Rights and the Millennium Development GoalsDurability and Limits, Constraints and Resistance

4. Alliances and HybridsLocal and Global Cooperation Sets the Stage, 1980s-1990sConverging Agendas, New Organizations, Shared Initiatives, Methods, and IdentitiesCreating Organizational HybridsAlliances, Hybrids, and NGO Politics

5. Human Rights and Development: What Is New? Will It Last?What Is New?Are the Sectors ConvergingDurabilityImpact on Outcomes

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"Paul Nelson and Ellen Dorsey tackle one of the central issues of the day for international human rights advocates. Poverty and social exclusion are not only the root causes of many civil and political human rights violations -- they are human rights violations in and of themselves. Economic and social rights advocacy is accelerating by social movements in the global South and international NGOs confronting the consequences of economic globalization. New Rights Advocacy documents the current trends, models and initiatives among human rights and development agencies, while identifying their potential and limitations. It will be read widely by human rights and development scholars and activists alike and I welcome the contribution it will make. It could not be more timely." -- Larry Cox, executive director, Amnesty International USA

"This is an important work about a new international approach to human rights and development. It fulfills an unmet need: I have never seen another volume that explains so carefully, with both theoretical rigor and concrete examples, the new intersection between human rights and development NGOs." -- Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann, Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights, Wilfrid Laurier University

Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann

This is an important work about a new international approach to human rights and development. It fulfills an unmet need: I have never seen another volume that explains so carefully, with both theoretical rigor and concrete examples, the new intersection between human rights and development NGOs.

Larry Cox

Paul Nelson and Ellen Dorsey tackle one of the central issues of the day for international human rights advocates. Poverty and social exclusion are not only the root causes of many civil and political human rights violations—they are human rights violations in and of themselves. Economic and social rights advocacy is accelerating by social movements in the global South and international NGOs confronting the consequences of economic globalization. New Rights Advocacy documents the current trends, models and initiatives among human rights and development agencies, while identifying their potential and limitations. It will be read widely by human rights and development scholars and activists alike and I welcome the contribution it will make. It could not be more timely.

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