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International Human Rights

International Human Rights

International Human Rights examines the ways in which states and other international actors have addressed human rights since the end of World War II. This unique textbook features substantial attention to theory, history, international and regional institutions, and the role of transnational actors in the protection and promotion of human rights. Its purpose is to explore the difficult and contentious politics of human rights, and how those political dimensions have been addressed at the national, regional, and especially international levels.

The fifth edition is substantially updated, rewritten, and revised throughout, including updates on multilateral institutions (especially the UN’s Universal Periodic Review process and the Human Rights Council’s Special Procedures mechanisms), regional systems, human rights in foreign policy (including a specific chapter on U.S. foreign policy), humanitarian intervention and the “responsibility to protect,” and (anti)terrorism and human rights. The book also includes a new chapter on the unity (indivisibility) of human rights. Chapters include discussion questions, case studies for in-depth examination of topics (including new case studies on the U.N. Special Procedures, Myanmar, and Israeli settlements in West-Bank Palestine), and ten “problems” (including new entries on the war in Syria and hierarchies between human rights) tailored to promote classroom discussion.

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Genre: Nonfiction / Political Science / Human Rights

On Sale: July 25th 2017

Price: $25.99

Page Count: 288

ISBN-13: 9780813349497

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"Examines the evolution of the international human rights regime with attention to the human agency at every level-the individual, the state, and the international system. The analysis of policy decisions that have culminated in action on human rights, or the violation of those rights, is both accessible to the student and true to the complex dynamics of an increasingly interconnected global arena."—Julie Mazzei, Kent State University
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"One of the best human rights texts available for the undergraduate classroom . . . well balanced between theory and practice and considers human rights both in different parts of the world and from different cultural perspectives."—Dana Zartner, University of San Francisco
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