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Human Rights in International Relations By David P. Forsythe

Human Rights in International Relations
by David P. Forsythe

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The second edition of this textbook provides an accessible introduction to human rights in international relations, focusing on human rights norms, 'soft' law, non-governmental organizations, and changing state sovereignty. Chapters have been updated and new sections added to reflect the place of human rights in an age of terrorism.
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Human Rights in International Relations by David P. Forsythe

This new edition of David Forsythe's successful textbook provides an authoritative overview of the place of human rights in international politics in an age of terrorism. The book focuses on four central themes: the resilience of human rights norms, the importance of 'soft' law, the key role of non-governmental organizations, and the changing nature of state sovereignty. Human rights standards are examined according to global, regional, and national levels of analysis with a separate chapter dedicated to transnational corporations. This second edition has been updated to reflect recent events, notably the creation of the ICC and events in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, and new sections have been added on subjects such as the correlation between world conditions and the fate of universal human rights. Containing chapter-by-chapter guides to further reading and discussion questions, this book will be of interest to undergraduate and graduate students of human rights, and their teachers. David Forsythe received the Distinguished Scholar Award for 2007 from the Human Rights Section of the American Political Science Association.

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Human Rights in International Relations Reviews

'David Forsythe's ... analyses of the impact of human rights in changing the nature and practice of state sovereignty, of the importance of soft diplomacy, and of the role of private actors are especially important contributions that will be welcomed by the human rights community.' Ramesh Thakur, United Nations University
'An excellent update of a textbook very popular with my students. The chapters on transitional justice, non-governmental organizations, and international business are especially worthwhile, as is the discussion of foreign policies of countries other than the United States.' Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann, Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights, Global Studies Program, Wilfrid Laurier University

About David P. Forsythe

David P. Forsythe is Charles J. Mach Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He is the author of numerous International Relations titles including The Humanitarians: The International Committee of the Red Cross (2005) and Human Rights and US Foreign Policy: Congress Reconsidered (1988) which won the Manning J. Dauer Prize.

Table of Contents

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.

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Human Rights in International Relations by David P. Forsythe
David P. Forsythe
Themes in International Relations
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