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Human Rights: Politics and Practice

Third Edition

Michael Goodhart

Publication Date - June 2016

ISBN: 9780198708766

512 pages
Paperback
9.7 x 7.4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $74.99

Description

Human Rights: Politics and Practice is the most complete, most topical, and most student-friendly introduction to human rights. Bringing together a range of international experts including political scientists, philosophers, lawyers, and policy-makers, the book provides students with a broad range of perspectives on the theoretical and practical issues in this constantly evolving field.

In addition to in-depth theoretical content, the book also features unrivalled coverage of human rights issues in practice, with a wide range of case studies to explore concrete examples from around the world.

The third edition has been brought fully up-to-date with the most recent events and latest research developments in the area. Two new chapters have been added: one on religion and human rights, and one on sexual orientation and gender issues and human rights, introducing students to these important topics and expanding the theoretical and practical discussion of issues of universalism and relativism.

The new edition also features a range of carefully developed pedagogical features to aid student learning, encourage critical analysis, and challenge students to question their own assumptions.

The book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre to enhance students' learning and provide valuable support for lecturers.

For students:

- Revise key terms with a flashcard glossary
- Take your learning further with links to key human rights documents
- Use carefully selected web links as a first step towards independent research

For registered lecturers:

- Enhance your seminars with a specially developed active learning exercise
- Use adaptable PowerPoint slides as the basis for lecture presentations, or as handouts in-class
- Save time preparing assessments with a fully updated test bank of questions

Features

  • Takes a multi-disciplinary approach, drawing together contributions from political and social scientists, philosophers, lawyers, and policy experts
  • Makes extensive use of case studies to illustrate key points and emphasize the practical and political dynamics of human rights
  • Ensures that students are up-to-date with cutting edge research in a constantly evolving field
  • Includes extensive pedagogical support to aid student learning and encourage critical analysis

About the Author(s)

Michael Goodhart is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh.

Table of Contents

    Introduction, Michael Goodhart
    Part I: Human Rights and Politics
    1. Normative and Theoretical Foundations of Human Rights, Anthony J. Langlois
    2. Human Rights as a Critique of Power: Feminist and Non-Western Approaches, Brooke Ackerly
    3. Human Rights in International Relations, Tim Dunne and Marianne Hanson
    4. Human Rights in International Law, Rhona K. M. Smith
    5. Human Rights in Comparative Politics, Sonia Cardenas
    6. Sociological and Anthropological Approaches, Damien Short
    7. The Critique of Human Rights, David Chandler
    8. Measuring Human Rights, Todd Landman and Larissa Kersten
    Part II: Human Rights in Practice
    9. Global Civil Society and Human Rights, Marlies Glasius and Doutje Lettinga
    10. Religion and Human Rights, Roja Fazaeli
    11. Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Human Rights, Christine Keating and Cynthia Burack
    12. Human Rights and Politics in Development, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr
    13. Economic Globalization and Human Rights, David L. Richards
    14. Political Democracy and State Repression of Minorities, Christian Davenport
    15. Torture, William F. Schulz
    16. Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation, Andrea M. Bertone
    17. Children's Human Rights, Vanessa Pupavac
    18. Human Rights and Forced Migration, Gil Loescher
    19. Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights, Paul Havemann
    20. Genocide and Human Rights, Scott Straus
    21. Humanitarian Intervention, Alan J. Kuperman
    22. Transitional Justice, Joanna R. Quinn
    23. Human Rights and the Environment, John Barry and Kerri Woods

Teaching Resources

This book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre to enhance students' learning and provide valuable support for lecturers. Visit http://global.oup.com/uk/orc/politics/pol_legal/goodhart3e/ to view the following resources:

For students:

- Revise key terms with a flashcard glossary
- Take your learning further with links to key human rights documents
- Use carefully selected web links as a first step towards independent research

For registered lecturers:

- Enhance your seminars with a specially developed active learning exercise
- Use adaptable PowerPoint slides as the basis for lecture presentations, or as handouts in-class
- Save time preparing assessments with a fully updated test bank of questions