The Global Struggle for Human Rights

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2014 - Education - 264 pages
Explore the tension between state sovereignty and human rights, genocide, economic rights, and various concepts of justice as they relate to the promotion of fundamental human rights with THE GLOBAL STRUGGLE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS: UNIVERSAL PRINCIPLES IN WORLD POLITICS. This textbook covers human rights in relation to gender equity, feminist perspectives, and sexual orientation and suggests a universal perspective on human rights sensitive to cultural differences and diversity among and within nations. The text also explores human rights law and the question of whether human rights are universal.
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Contents

Introduction
1
The Contested Meaning of Human Rights
11
The Development of International Human Rights Law
26
Are Human Rights Universal?
45
Civil and Political Rights in a World of Sovereign States ...
63
Collective Rights in a World of Sovereign States ...
79
Economic and Social Rights in a World of Sovereign States ...
101
Gender Equality and Human Rights
118
Promoting Human Rights from the Top Down
133
Punitive Justice and Human Rights
159
Restorative Justice and Human Rights
188
Promoting Human Rights from the Bottom Up ...
205
Conclusions
220
Notes
224
Index
240
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