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Human Rights

Politics and Practice

by Michael Goodhart (Editor)


Featuring twenty chapters written by a multidisciplinary group of international experts,Human Rights: Politics and Practiceis the first comprehensive human rights textbook designed for politics students. Offering unparalleled breadth and depth of coverage, it combines discussions of core theoretical approaches with detailed studies of major issues. The first seven chapters introduce the main theoretical issues and challenges in the study of human rights as a political phenomenon: normative foundations, international law, measurement, international relations, comparative politics, sociological and anthropological approaches, and the ideological (mis)use of human rights. Thirteen thematic chapters then offer detailed analysis and case studies of key such key issues as economic globalization, genocide, the environment, and humanitarian intervention.

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Book Information

Copyright year 2009
ISBN-13 9780199540846
ISBN-10 0199540845
Class Copyright
Publisher Oxford University Press Incorporated
File Size 0 MB
Number of Pages 496
Shelf No. KG803