Human Rights Politics and Practice

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-04-06
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Featuring twenty-two chapters written by a multidisciplinary group of international experts, Human Rights: Politics and Practice, Second Edition, is designed for politics students. Offering unparalleled breadth and depth of coverage, it takes students beyond a purely legal perspective with discussions of core theoretical approaches and detailed studies of major issues. The first seven chapters introduce the main theoretical issues and challenges in the study of human rights as a political phenomenon. The following fifteen thematic chapters offer detailed analysis and case studies of such key issues as economic globalization, genocide, the environment, and humanitarian intervention. The book is enhanced by pedagogical features and in-depth, concrete examples. A Companion Website provides web links and a flashcard glossary for students and a test bank and PowerPoint-based lecture slides for instructors.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Michael Goodhart
Human Rights and Politics
1. Normative and Theoretical Foundations of Human Rights, Anthony J. Langlois
2. Human Rights as a Critique of Power: Feminist and Non-Western Approaches, Brooke Ackerly
3. Human Rights in International Relations, Tim Dunne and Marianne Hanson
4. Human Rights in International Law, Rhona K. M. Smith
5. Human Rights in Comparative Politics, Sonia Cardenas
6. Sociological and Anthropological Approaches, Damien Short
7. The Critique of Human Rights, David Chandler
Human Rights in Practice
8. Political Democracy and State Repression of Minorities, Christian Davenport
9. Global Civil Society and Human Rights, Marlies Glasius
10. Human Rights and Politics in Development, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr
11. Economic Globalization and Human Rights, David L. Richards and Ronald D. Gelleny
12. Children's Human Rights, Vanessa Pupavac
13. Human Rights and Forced Migration, Gil Loescher
14. Indigenous Peoples' Human Rights, Paul Havemann
15. Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation, Andrea M. Bertone
16. Genocide and Human Rights, Scott Straus
17. Humanitarian Intervention, Alan J. Kuperman
18. Torture, William F. Shulz
19. Transitional Justice, Joanna R. Quinn
The Future of Human Rights
20. The Future of Human Rights, Michael Goodhart
21. Measuring Human Rights, Todd Landman
22. Human Rights and the Environment, John Barry and Kerri Woods

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