Encyclopedia of Human Rights by David P. Forsythe

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

EditorDavid P. Forsythe

Hardcover | August 14, 2009

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This major five-volume encyclopedia offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of human rights theory, practice, law, and history. The set will provide situation profiles and full coverage of the development of the movement, historical cases of abuse, the key figures, major organizations,and a range of other issues in economics, government, religion, and journalism that touch on human rights theory and practice.In addition to providing original analytical articles covering standard subjects such as the right to health and health care, Amnesty International, the Balkan wars, and former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, it offers innovative coverage of such subjects as the Internet, intellectual propertyrights, the American civil rights movement, globalization, and Brazil in historical context. Focusing primarily on developments since 1945, it offers an unrivaled reference source for students and researchers; even human rights experts are likely to find much originalmaterial and keen insights in many of the entries.Key Subject Areas Include:Organizations and Institutions:American Civil Liberties Union, World Health Organization, UNICEF, Carter CenterLeading Figures:Adolf Hitler, Steve Biko, Elie Wiesel, Simone de Beauvoir, Joseph Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Pol Pot, Shirin Ebadi, Kim Jong Il Human Rights Events and Crises: Darfur, Irish Famine, Soviet Gulag, Central America in the 1980s, Colonialism, Belgian Congo, AIDSHuman Rights Norms:Ethnic Cleansing, Women's Rights, Religious Freedom, Torture: International Law, Disability Rights

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David Forsythe is University Professor and Charles J. Mach Distinguished Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He has worked as a consultant for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees and has published widely on human rights. He is also the recipient of the 2007 Distingui...
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Title:Encyclopedia of Human RightsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:2672 pages, 9.61 × 11.69 × 8.9 inPublished:August 14, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195334027

ISBN - 13:9780195334029

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