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International Handbook of Human Rights

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

This collection of essays on the current human rights climate in 19 countries includes Canada, Chile, China, Cuba, Israel, Poland, the USA, and USSR, and represents a variety of regimes, cultural traditions, and geographical areas. . . . For analysis of the facts this volume excels. A well-crafted introduction describes current debate about human rights theory and practice, traces the development of human rights instruments, and discusses problems of implementation. Strongly recommended.

Library Journal

The bulk of the scholarly literature on human rights deals with international law and politics. In contrast, this volume offers nineteen case studies of national human rights practices. Although international factors cannot be ignored, most human rights violations are perpetrated by states against their own citizens; the principal causes of the respect for and violation of human rights lie in national social and political structures.

Synopsis:

"For analysis of the facts this volume excels. A well-crafted introduction describes current debate about human rights theory and practice, traces the development of human rights instruments, and discusses problems of implementation. Strongly recommended." Library Journal

About the Author

RHODA E.HOWARD is Professor of Sociology at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction by Rhoda E. Howard and Jack Donnelly

Canada by Robert Allan McChesnev

Chile by Jinny Arancibia, Marcelo Charlin, and Peter Landstreet

China by James D. Seymour

Cuba by Rhoda Rabkin

El Salvador by Liisa Lukkari North

India by Barnett R. Rubin

Israel by Raphael Israeli and Rachel Ehrenfeld

Jamaica by Evelyne Huber Stephens and John D. Stephens

Japan by Lawrence W. Beer

Lebanon by Douglas duCharme

Nicaragua by Catherine Gander

The Philippines by Richard Pierre Clause

Poland by Stefania Szlek Miller

Senegal by Martin A. Klein

South Africa by Frederick Johnstone

Spain by Thomas D. Lancaster and James Larry Taulbee

Uganda by Edward Kannyo

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics by David Kowalewski

The United States by Robert Justin Goldstein

Appendixes

Selected Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313247880
Editor:
Donnelly, Jack
Editor:
Howard, Rhoda E.
Other:
Donnelly, Jack
Editor:
Donnelly, Jack
Editor:
Howard, Rhoda E.
Author:
Howard-Hassmann, Rhoda
Author:
Donnelly, Jack
Author:
Howard, Rhoda E.
Author:
Howard-Hassmann, Rhoda E.
Author:
Donnelley, Jack
Other:
Donnelly, Jack
Publisher:
Greenwood Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Human Rights
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Human Rights
Subject:
International
Subject:
Politics-Human Rights
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 467-480.
Series Volume:
pt. 14
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
505
Dimensions:
9.56x6.42x1.57 in. 2.10 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Law » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Human Rights
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics

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"Synopsis" by , "For analysis of the facts this volume excels. A well-crafted introduction describes current debate about human rights theory and practice, traces the development of human rights instruments, and discusses problems of implementation. Strongly recommended." Library Journal
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