Exploring international human rights: essential readings

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Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2007 - Political Science - 303 pages
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Bringing together key selections that represent the full range of philosophical debates, policy analyses, and first-hand accounts, the editors offer a comprehensive and accessible set of readings on the major themes and issues in the field of international human rights. The reader has been carefully designed to enhance students understanding not only of human rights, but also of differing perspectives on the topic.Rhonda L. Callaway is assistant professor of political science at Sam Houston State University. Julie Harrelson-Stephens is assistant professor of political science at Stephen F. Austin University.Contents: What Are Human Rights? Introductionthe Editors. What Are Human Rights?: Definitions and Typologies of Todays Human Rights Discoursethe Editors. What Future for Economic and Social Rights?D. Beetham. Basic RightsH. Shue. The Philosophical Foundations of Human RightsJ.J. Shestack. Measuring Human Rights. Introductionthe Editors. The Limitations of Using Quantitative Data in Studying Human Rights AbusesR.J. Goldstein. Measuring Human Rights: Some Issues and OptionsD.L. Richards. The Political Terror ScaleM. Gibney and M. Dalton. How are These Pictures Different?: A Quantitative Comparison of the US State Department and Amnesty International Human Rights Reports, 1976-1995S.C. Poe, S.C. Carey, and T.C. Vazquez. Using the Physical Quality of Life Index to Explore the Level of Subsistence RightsW.T. Milner and R.L. Callaway. International Law and Organizations in the Fight for Human Rights. Introductionthe Editors. The Normative and Institutional Evolution of International Human RightsT. Buergenthal. The International Criminal Court ControversyR.W. Tucker. Refugee Flows as Grounds for International ActionA. Dowty and G. Loescher. Activists Beyond Borders: Advocacy Networks In International PoliticsM.E. Keck and K. Sikkink. Are Human Rights Universal? Introductionthe Editors. The Rhetoric of Asian ValuesR.L. Callaway. Relativism and Universalism in Human Rights: The Case of the Islamic Middle EastF. Halliday. American Muslims and a Meaningful Human Rights Discourse in the Aftermath of September 11, 2001I.Z. Shakir. Restraining Universalism: Africanist Perspectives on Cultural Relativism in the Human Rights DiscourseB. Ibhawoh. Witness to Torture. Introductionthe Editors. Auschwitz: A Doctors Eyewitness AccountM. Nyiszli. A Cambodian OdysseyH. Ngor. One Day in My LifeB. Sands. The Tenth Circle of HellR. Hukanović. Machete SeasonJ. Hatzfeld. Gender Based Repression. Introductionthe Editors. Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global EconomyK. Bales. Trafficking in Womens Bodies, Then and Now: The Issue of Military Comfort WomenK. Wantanabe. Rights of Women with Islamic CommunitiesR. Hassan. Female Circumcision Comes to AmericaL. Burstyn. Children as Targets. Introductionthe Editors. Child Labor as a Human Rights Issue: Efforts, Mistakes, and SolutionsZ.F.K. Arat. Child Marriage in Afghanistan and PakistanA. Bushnell. Child Slaves in Modern India: The Bonded Labor ProblemL. Tucker. The Sex Trade Industrys Worldwide Exploitation of ChildrenR.B. Flowers. The Political Economy of War-Affected ChildrenS. Hick. Globalization and Human Rights. Introductionthe Editors. Achieving Human Rights: The Globalization DebateJ. Harrelson-Stephens. Globalization and Human RightsR. McCorquodale and R. Fairbrother. The Tragedy of Tauccamarca: A Human Rights Perspective on the Pesticide Poisoning of 24 Children in the Peruvian AndesE. Rosenthal. Strategic Violations: The Outsourcing of Human Rights AbusesN. Gordon. The Singer Solution to PovertyP. Singer. Human Rights in the War on Terror. Introductionthe Editors. Human Rights Violations as a Catalyst for Terrorist Activitythe Editors. Leading by Example?: US Interrogation of Prisoners in the War on TerrorE. Massimino. Human Rights PostSeptember 11thJ. Mertus and T. Sajjad.

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