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The Global Struggle for Human Rights: Universal Principles in World Politicsby Debra L Delaet
Synopses & Reviews
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.
Book News Annotation:
Drawing from her decade of teaching human rights and world politics, DeLaet (Drake U.) offers a textbook introducing the interface between the two. Her account is built around the themes of tension between state sovereignty and human rights, and the crucial gap between lofty human rights rhetoric and the reality of human rights abuses in world politics.
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About the Author
Debra DeLaet received her B.A. in Political Science from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio), and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Government and International Studies from the University of Notre Dame. She teaches courses on world politics, human rights, international law, the United Nations, gender and world politics, peace-building, and post-conflict justice. Her primary research interests focus on human rights and gender issues in world politics. Her first book was U.S. IMMIGRATION POLICY IN AN AGE OF RIGHTS. She also has published research on women in international migration flows, sexual orientation discrimination in international human rights law, and a gendered assessment of truth-telling mechanisms in post-conflict societies. Currently, she is conducting research on war babies as well as on gender and justice in war-torn societies.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements. Preface. About the Author. Introduction. Part I: HUMAN RIGHTS IN THEORY AND LAW. 1: The Contested Meaning of Human Rights. 2: The Development of International Human Rights Law. 3: Are Human Rights Universal? Part II: HUMAN RIGHTS IN PRACTICE. 4: Civil and Political Rights in a World of Sovereign States. 5: Collective Rights in a World of Sovereign States. 6: Economic Rights and Human Development. 7: Sexual Equality and Human Rights. Part III: HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE QUEST FOR JUSTICE. 8: Promoting Human Rights from the Top Down. 9: Punitive Justice and Human Rights. 10: Restorative Justice and Human Rights. 11: Promoting Human Rights from the Bottom Up. Conclusions.
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