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Implementing U. S. Human Rights Policy : Agendas, Policies and Practices

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United States Inst of Peace Pr

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Since the 1970s, the promotion of human rights has been an explicit goal of U.S. foreign policy. Successive presidents have joined with senators and representatives, hundreds of NGOs, and millions of ordinary citizens in deploring human rights abuses and urging that American power and influence be used to right such wrongs. Vigorous debates, bold declarations, and well-crafted legislation have shaped numerous policies designed to counter abuses and promote U.S. values across the globe. But have such policies actually worked? This incomparable volume answers that question by spotlighting no fewer than 14 cases spanning four continents and 25 years. In each case, a distinguished author charts efforts to implement U.S. policy and highlights the problems encountered. The chapters explore the interaction between competing moral, economic, and security considerations; examine the different challenges facing policymakers in Washington and practitioners in-country; and assess what worked, what did not work, and why. Throughout, the emphasis is on discovering useful lessons and offering practical advice to those considering new initiatives or trying to improve existing efforts. Packed with insights, Implementing U.S. Human Rights Policy offers an even-handed and highly readable synopsis of the major human rights challenges of our times.

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii
Richard H. Solomon
Acknowledgments xvii
Contributors xix
Introduction 3(26)
Jack Donnelly
Debra Liang-Fenton
PART I Africa
Learning from Disaster: U.S. Human Rights Policy in Rwanda
Alison Des Forges
U.S. Human Rights Policy and Democratization in Kenya
Joel D. Barkan
Getting It Right: U.S. Policy in South Africa
Pauline H. Baker
Monitoring Human Rights in China
Merle Goldman
Missing the Point: Human Rights in U.S.-Pakistan Relations
Paula R. Newberg
U.S. Policy and Human Rights in the Republic of Korea: The Influence of Policy or the Policy of Influence
David I. Steinberg
U.S. Policy and Human Rights in Bosnia: The Transformation of Strategic Interests
Jon Western
U.S. Policy on Human Rights in Relations with the USSR, 1961--91
Jack F. Matlock, Jr.
PART IV Latin America
First Do No Harm: U.S. Foreign Policy and Respect for Human Rights in El Salvador and Guatemala, 1980--96
Susan Burgerman
U.S. Human Rights Policies and Chile
Harry G. Barnes, Jr.
U.S. Human Rights Policy toward Colombia
Michael Shifter
Jennifer Stillerman
PART V The Middle East
The United States, Turkey, and Human Rights Policy
Henri J. Barkey
The U.S.-Egypt Partnership: Are Human Rights Included?
Denis J. Sullivan
PART VI Conclusion
Conclusion: What Works? 435(28)
Debra Liang-Fenton
Selected Bibliography 463(4)
Index 467

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