International Human Rights by Jack DonnellyInternational Human Rights by Jack Donnelly

International Human Rights

byJack Donnelly, Daniel Whelan

Paperback | July 18, 2017

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International Human Rightsexamines 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.

Jack Donnellyis the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of International Relations at the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver.Daniel J. Whelanis Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations at Hendrix College.
Title:International Human RightsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:July 18, 2017Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0813349486

ISBN - 13:9780813349480

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Table of Contents

Part 1: History and Theory
Chapter 1: Human Rights in Global Politics: Historical Perspective
Chapter 2: Rights and Human Rights in Political Theory
Chapter 3: Human Rights and Theories of International Relations

Part 2: Multilateral, Bilateral and Transnational Actors
Chapter 4: Global Institutions and Mechanisms
Chapter 5: Regional Human Rights Systems and Regimes
Chapter 6: Human Rights and Foreign Policy (General)
Chapter 7: Human Rights in U.S. Foreign Policy
Chapter 8: Transnational Human Rights Advocacy

Part 3: Contemporary Issues
Chapter 9: Globalization, Development, and Human Rights
Chapter 10. Human Rights and the “Responsibility to Protect”
Chapter 11. Terrorism and Human Rights

Editorial Reviews

"Oneof the best human rights texts available for the undergraduate classroom . . . wellbalanced between theory and practice and considers human rights both indifferent parts of the world and from different cultural perspectives."-Dana Zartner, University of San Francisco