Human Rights in International Relations (Themes in International Relations 3rd Revised edition)

Human Rights in International Relations (Themes in International Relations 3rd Revised edition)

By: David P. Forsythe (author)Paperback

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This third edition of David P. Forsythe's successful textbook provides an authoritative overview of the place of human rights in an age of upheaval in international politics. Human rights standards are examined at the global, regional and national levels, with separate chapters on transnational corporations and advocacy groups. The third edition has been completely updated to include the latest developments on terrorism and counter-terrorism, pro-democracy protests in the Middle East, disputed elections in developing countries, criminal courts and truth commissions, and applications of the laws of war. New sections have been added on subjects such as women's rights and new case studies have been added in each chapter which show how specific rights fare in contemporary political contexts. Containing chapter-by-chapter guides to further reading and discussion questions, this book will be of interest to all students of human rights and their teachers.

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David Forsythe is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He has been a visiting professor at universities in Geneva and Utrecht and in 2008 he held the Fulbright Distinguished Research Chair of Human Rights and International Studies at the Danish Institute of International Studies, Copenhagen. He has also been on staff for the United Nations University in Tokyo and has been a consultant to both the UN Office of the High Commissioner of Refugees and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.


Preface; Part I. The Foundations: 1. Introduction: human rights in international relations; 2. Establishing human rights standards; Part II. Implementing Human Rights Standards: 3. Global application of human rights norms; 4. Transitional justice: criminal courts and alternatives; 5. Regional application of human rights norms; 6. Human rights and foreign policy in comparative perspective; 7. Non-governmental organizations and human rights; 8. Transnational corporations and human rights; Part III. Conclusion: 9. The politics of liberalism in a realist world.

Product Details

  • publication date: 09/02/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781107629844
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 370
  • ID: 9781107629844
  • weight: 590
  • ISBN10: 1107629845
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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