Human Rights: Four Volume Set (Sage Library of International Relations)

Human Rights: Four Volume Set (Sage Library of International Relations)

By: Todd Landman (editor)Hardback

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Human rights represent a significant nexus between and among international relations, international law, and comparative politics. Since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, there has been a proliferation of international human rights treaties and an increased attention to human rights in the field of public international law. This collection of readings represents the very best scholarship in this area and shows how the theory, methods and analysis found in mainstream international relations and political science have been brought to bear on significant questions in international human rights. Section I provides a set of readings that summarise the realist perspective in international relations, its main rivals, and the ways in which human rights challenge the predominance of realism in international relations. Section II sets out the vast literature on international regimes, which transcend the traditional divisions between and among international relations theory, international law, and new institutionalism in the international arena. Section III concentrates on the measurement of human rights. The readings here represent the debates, problems, and selected successes in this area of human rights literature. Section IV puts together readings on the ways in which international human rights norms become 'constructed', diffused across the globe and transcend the division between the international and national levels of politics. Section V brings together a selection of readings analysing the variation in human rights protection across the globe and that take into account different sets of international and domestic variables.

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Todd Landman is a Reader in the Department of Government and Director of the Centre for Democratic Governance at the University of Essex. His research interests include human rights; international relations; and quantitative and qualitative political methodology. He is author of Studying Human Rights (Routledge 2006), Protecting Human Rights (Georgetown 2005), and Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics (Routledge 2000, 2003, 2008); co-author of Measuring Human Rights (Routledge 2009), Governing Latin America (Polity 2003), and Citizenship Rights and Social Movements (Oxford 1997, 2000); and co-editor of the Sage Handbook of Comparative Politics (2009). He has also authored numerous articles, reports, review essays, book notes, and other publications, reviews manuscripts for numerous peer-reviewed journals, and serves on the editorial board of Human Rights and Human Welfare and The Journal of Latin American Studies.


VOLUME 1 Section 1 Human Rights and the Challenge to Realism The False Promise of International Institutions - John J. Mearsheimer Is Anybody Still a Realist? - Jeffrey Legro and Andrew Moravcsik Review Article: Theories of international justice - Chris Brown The Third Leg of the Kantian Tripod for Peace: International organizations and militarized disputes, 1950-85 - Bruce Russett, John R. Oneal and David R. Davis The Decaying Pillars of the Westphalian Temple: Implications for international order and governance - Mark W. Zacher Human Rights and the Theory of International Relations - Vincent, R. J. Introduction: Human rights in international relations - David Forsythe Section 2: Regime Theory, Compliance and Human Rights International Law and International Relations Theory: A dual agenda - Anne-Marie Slaughter Burley Governance in a Partially Globalized World - Robert O. Keohane Review Essay: Why do nations obey international law? - Harold Koh On Compliance - Abram Chayes and Antonia Handler Chayes International Human Rights Regimes - Jack Donnelly Sovereignty, Regimes, and Human Rights - Stephen D. Krasner VOLUME 2 The Origins of Human Rights Regimes: Democratic delegation in postwar eEurope - Andrew Moravcsik International Human Rights Law and Practice in Latin America - Ellen L. Lutz and Kathryn Sikkink International Law and State Behaviour: Commitment and compliance in international monetary affairs - Beth Simmons International Regimes, Transactions, and Change: Embedded liberalism in the postwar sconomic order - John Gerard Ruggie Section 3: Measurement and Methods State Violations of Human Rights: Issues and problems of measurement - Michael Stohl, David Carleton, George Lopez and Stephen Samuels Measuring Human Rights: Problems of methodology and purpose - Russel Lawrence Barsh Human Rights Violations, Umbrella Concepts, and Empirical Analysis - James M. McCormick and Neil J. Mitchell The Politics of Measurement: The contested count of the disappeared in argentina - Alison Brysk 'A "Violations Approach" for Monitoring the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights' - Audrey Chapman Measuring the Level, Pattern, and Sequence of Government Respect for Physical Integrity Rights - David L. Cingranelli and David L. Richards Comparative Politics and Human Rights - Todd Landman Measuring Human Rights: Principle, practice, and policy - Todd Landman What We Talk about When We Talk about Indicators: Current approaches to human rights measurement - Maria Green Measuring government effort to respect economic and social human rights: A peer benchmark - David L. Cingranelli and David L. Richards How Many Peruvians have died? An estimate of the total number of victims killed or disappeared in the armed internal conflict between 1980 and 2000 - Patrick Ball, Jana Asher, David Sulmont and Daniel Manrique Measuring State Compliance with the Obligation to Devote the "Maximum Available Resources" to Realising Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights - Robert E. Robertson VOLUME 3 Section 4: Global Civil Society and Norms Diffusion International Norm Dynamics and Political Change - Martha Finnemore and Kathryn Sikkink Transnational Politics, International Relations Theory, and Human Rights - Kathryn Sikkink Global Civil Society? - Keane, J. Transnational Actors and World Politics - Thomas Risse The Socialization of International Human Rights Norms into Domestic Practices: Introduction - Thomas Risse and Kathryn Sikkink The Social Construction of Human Rights - Jack Donnelly Transnational Civil Society - Mary Kaldor Section 5: Analysing Human Rights The Basic Model Review Article: The political science of human rights - Todd Landman Economic and Political Explanations of Human Rights Violations - Neil J. Mitchell and James M. McCormick Repression of Human Rights to Personal Integrity in the 1980s: A global analysis - Steven Poe and C. Neal Tate The Economic Nature of Basic Human Rights: Economic explanations of cross-national variations in governmental basic human rights performance - Reinhard Heinisch Democracy and Human Rights Human Rights and the Democratic Proposition - Christian Davenport Thinking Inside the Box: A closer look at democracy and human rights - Bruece Bueno de Mesquita, Ferayl Marie Cherif, George W. Downs and Alastair Smith A Global Analysis of the Effect of Regime Changes on Life Integrity Violations, 1977-1993 - Sabine Zanger Democracy and the Violation of Human Rights: A statistical exploration from 1976 to 1996 - Christian Davenport and David A. Armstrong VOLUME 4 Foreign Aid and Human Rights Human Rights Practices and the Distribution of U.S. Foreign Aid to Latin American Countries - David Cingranelli and Thomas Pasquarello Human Rights and Economic Aid Allocation - Steven Poe Human Rights and U.S. Economic Aid to Africa - Steven Poe and Rangsima Sirirangsi Human Rights and US Economic Aid during the Reagan Years - Steven Poe and Rangsima Sirirangsi Human Rights and Foreign Aid: A comparison of the Reagan and Carter administrations - Daniel Hofrenning Good Governance and European Aid: The impact of political conditionality - Sabine Zanger Foreign Direct Investment and Human Rights Human Rights and MNCs: Theory vs. quantitative evidence - William H. Meyer Human Rights and the Global Economy: A response to Meyer - Jackie Smith, Melissa Bolyard and Anna Ippolito Confirming, Infirming, and Falsifying Theories of Human Rights: Reflections on Smith, Bolyard, and Ippolito through the lens of Lakatos - William H. Meyer Book Review: Human Rights and International Political Economy in Third World Nations: Multinational Corporations, Foreign Aid, and Repression - Morton E. Winston International Law and Human Rights The United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: Does it make a difference in human rights behavior? - Linda Camp Keith Do International Human Rights Treaties Improve Respect for Human Rights? - Eric Neumayer Justice Lost! The failure of international human rights law to matter where needed most - Emilie Hafner-Burton and Kiyoteru Tsutsui

Product Details

  • publication date: 13/11/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781848607835
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1648
  • ID: 9781848607835
  • weight: 3175
  • ISBN10: 1848607830

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