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Human Rights: Politics and Practice,9780198708766

Human Rights: Politics and Practice

Edition: 3rd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 6/7/2016
Publisher(s): Oxford University Press
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Human Rights: Politics and Practice is the most complete, most topical, and most student-friendly introduction to human rights. Bringing together a range of international experts including political scientists, philosophers, lawyers, and policy-makers, the book provides students with a broad range of perspectives on the theoretical and practical issues in this constantly evolving field.

In addition to in-depth theoretical content, the book also features unrivalled coverage of human rights issues in practice, with a wide range of case studies to explore concrete examples from around the world.

The third edition has been brought fully up-to-date with the most recent events and latest research developments in the area. Two new chapters have been added: one on religion and human rights, and one on sexual orientation and gender issues and human rights, introducing students to these important topics and expanding the theoretical and practical discussion of issues of universalism and relativism.

The new edition also features a range of carefully developed pedagogical features to aid student learning, encourage critical analysis, and challenge students to question their own assumptions.

The book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre to enhance students' learning and provide valuable support for lecturers.

For students:

- Revise key terms with a flashcard glossary
- Take your learning further with links to key human rights documents
- Use carefully selected web links as a first step towards independent research

For registered lecturers:

- Enhance your seminars with a specially developed active learning exercise
- Use adaptable PowerPoint slides as the basis for lecture presentations, or as handouts in-class
- Save time preparing assessments with a fully updated test bank of questions

Author Biography

Michael Goodhart, University of Pittsburgh

Michael Goodhart is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. He also has secondary appointments in Philosophy and Women's Studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Michael Goodhart
Part I: Human Rights and Politics
1. Normative and Theoretical Foundations of Human Rights, Anthony J. Langlois
2. Human Rights as a Critique of Power: Feminist and Non-Western Approaches, Brooke Ackerly
3. Human Rights in International Relations, Tim Dunne and Marianne Hanson
4. Human Rights in International Law, Rhona K. M. Smith
5. Human Rights in Comparative Politics, Sonia Cardenas
6. Sociological and Anthropological Approaches, Damien Short
7. The Critique of Human Rights, David Chandler
8. Measuring Human Rights, Todd Landman and Larissa Kersten
Part II: Human Rights in Practice
9. Global Civil Society and Human Rights, Marlies Glasius and Doutje Lettinga
10. Religion and Human Rights, Roja Fazaeli
11. Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Human Rights, Christine Keating and Cynthia Burack
12. Human Rights and Politics in Development, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr
13. Economic Globalization and Human Rights, David L. Richards
14. Political Democracy and State Repression of Minorities, Christian Davenport
15. Torture, William F. Schulz
16. Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation, Andrea M. Bertone
17. Children's Human Rights, Vanessa Pupavac
18. Human Rights and Forced Migration, Gil Loescher
19. Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights, Paul Havemann
20. Genocide and Human Rights, Scott Straus
21. Humanitarian Intervention, Alan J. Kuperman
22. Transitional Justice, Joanna R. Quinn
23. Human Rights and the Environment, John Barry and Kerri Woods

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