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Human Rights : Politics and Practice,9780199540846

Human Rights : Politics and Practice

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9780199540846

ISBN10:
0199540845
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Pub. Date:
5/17/2009
Publisher(s):
Oxford University Press, USA
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Summary

Human Rights: Politics and Practice is the first comprehensive textbook for politics students. It offers an unparalleled breadth and depth of coverage, with 20 chapters written by international experts. Seven chapters introduce the main theoretical issues and challenges in the study of human rights as a political phenomenon, addressing normative foundations, international law, measurement, international relations, comparative politics, sociological and anthropological approaches, and theideological (mis)use of human rights. Thirteen thematic chapters then offer detailed analysis and case studies of key issues in the politics and practice of human rights, such as economic globalization, genocide, the environment, and humanitarian intervention. These chapters allow students to deepen their theoretical understanding whilelearning about important contemporary developments. The book is accompanied by an extensive Online Resource Centre, enhancing student learning and providing valuable support for lecturers. For Students:Individual thinking exercisesMonthly updates Links to key documentsWeb linksFlashcard glossaryFor Lecturers:Test BankEssay questionsClass activities and assignmentsPowerPoint slides

Table of Contents

Introduction
Human Rights
Politics and Practice
Human Rights and Politics
Normative and Theoretical Foundations of Human Rights
Human Rights in International Law
Measuring and Monitoring Human Rights
Human Rights in International Relations
Human Rights in Comparative Politics
Ideological (Mis)use of Human Rights
Human Rights in Practice
Democratization/Democratic Transitions
NGOs and Global Civil Society
Development and Conditionality
Economic Globalization and Human Rights
Violence against Women/Human Trafficking
Rights of Children
Migrants and Refugees
Group and Indigenous Rights
Genocide
Humanitarian Intervention
Truth and Reconciliation
Torture
The Environment
Conclusion
The Future of Human Rights
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