Human Rights in the Middle East: Frameworks, Goals, and Strategies by M. MonshipouriHuman Rights in the Middle East: Frameworks, Goals, and Strategies by M. Monshipouri

Human Rights in the Middle East: Frameworks, Goals, and Strategies

EditorM. Monshipouri

Hardcover | December 7, 2011

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Exploring the most formidable human rights challenges facing the Middle East - the rights of women, minorities, migrant workers, and those of various sexual orientations, and the rights of all people to engage in civil disobedience - this volume addresses the extent to which dynamics surrounding human rights conditions in the region conform to or diverge from such dynamics in other parts of the world.Offering wide-ranging and rich analyses, the contributors to this volume argue that for human rights to be effectively enforced, they must be locally justified and achieved. The 2011 Arab revolts demonstrate that the people of the region can shape the condition of human rights in their societies.
Mahmood Monshipouri is an Associate Professor of International Relations at San Francisco State University. He specializes in human rights, international relations, globalization, democratization, and Middle Eastern and Muslim world studies. He is the author, most recently, of Muslims in Global Politics: Identities, Interests, and Hum...
Title:Human Rights in the Middle East: Frameworks, Goals, and StrategiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:282 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:December 7, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023012061X

ISBN - 13:9780230120617

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Table of Contents

PART I: Problems with the Current Frameworks * Framing the Human Rights Discourse: The Role of Natural Localism and the Power of Paradigm--Lawrence Davidson * Islam and Human Rights: Ideals and Practices--Manochehr Dorraj * Human Rights through the Lens of Legal Thought--Halim Rane * Defamation of Religious and Incitement to Religious Hatred in International Human Rights--Turan Kayaoglu * PART II: Common Goals and Case Studies * Human Rights and the Kurdish Question in the Middle East--Nader Entessar * The Janus Nature of Human Rights in Iran: Limited Progress on Human Rights since the Revolution--Barbara Rieffer-Flanagan * From Omission to Reluctant Recognition: Political Parties’ Approach to Women’s Rights in Turkey--Zehra F. Kabasakal Arat * Minority Rights and Marginalized Communities in the Middle East--Mahmood Monshipouri and Jonathon Whooley * On Escaping the False Binary Between Human Rights Being Founded in Universalism or Particularism: Lessons from Movements for Rights Regarding Sexual Orientation in the Arab World--Anthony Tirado Chase * PART III: Strategies * A Prospect for Democratic Uprising in the Arab World--Bahey eldin Hassan * Counterterrorism, Nation-building, and Human Rights in the Middle East: Complementary or Competing Interests--Mahmood Monshipouri and Shadi Mokhtari * Migrant Workers and Their Rights in the United Arab Emirates--Mahmood Monshipouri and Ali Assareh * Health and Human Rights in Palestine: The Siege and Invasion of Gaza and the Role of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement--Jess Ghannam

Editorial Reviews

"The future of human rights in the Middle East is among the most important subjects facing policy makers and concerned citizens alike. This collection of essays provides a good starting point for improved understanding of this crucial subject. The reader comes away with greater knowledge of the key issues selected for examination." - David P. Forsythe, professor emeritus, university professor, and Charles J. Mach Distinguished Professor, Political Science, University of Nebraska