Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 March 2009

304 Pages


ISBN: 9780195381580

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Global Good Samaritans

Human Rights as Foreign Policy

Alison Brysk

  • Comprehensive historical case studies of the human rights policy of six understudied, middle-power governments: Canada, Sweden, Japan, Costa Rica, the Netherlands, and South Africa
  • Constructivist analysis of human rights as foreign policy, challenging the conventional wisdom on national interest as the guiding principle of foreign policy
  • Content from interviews with dozens of policymakers around the world