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Born of War: Protecting Children of Sexual Violence Survivors in Conflict Zones

Charli Carpenter, editor

Born of War reveals the multiple impacts of armed conflict on children born of wartime rape and sexual exploitation—and calls for greater consideration of this group in international human rights discourse and practice, where their experiences have been largely ignored.    More >

Born of War: Protecting Children of Sexual Violence Survivors in Conflict Zones

Child Labor and Human Rights: Making Children Matter

Burns H. Weston, editor

The International Labour Organization estimated in 2000 that, of the approximately 246 million children engaged in labor worldwide, 171 million were working in situations harmful to their development. Child Labor and Human Rights provides a comprehensive overview of the phenomenon of child labor from a human rights perspective. The authors consider the connections between human rights and abusive    More >

Child Labor and Human Rights: Making Children Matter

Civil War and the Rule of Law: Security, Development, Human Rights

Agnès Hurwitz with Reyko Huang, editors

How do rule of law programs contribute to conflict management? What strategies best address the challenges to securing the rule of law in fragile countries? What place do rule of law policies have in efforts to achieve stable and equitable development? The authors of Civil War and the Rule of Law address these fundamental questions, analyzing rule of law programs in the context of conflict    More >

Civil War and the Rule of Law: Security, Development, Human Rights

Debating Human Rights

Daniel P.L. Chong

Even as human rights provide the most widely shared moral language of our time, they also spark highly contested debates among scholars and policymakers. When should states protect human rights? Does the global war on terror necessitate the violation of some rights? Are food, housing, and health care valid human rights? Debating Human Rights introduces the theory and practice of international    More >

Debating Human Rights

Democratization, Liberalization, and Human Rights in the Third World

Mahmood Monshipouri

Abrupt democratization in Third World countries does not always result in enhanced human rights. Mahmood Monshipouri argues that human rights in fledgling democracies are most likely to be improved if the transition from authoritarianism is preceded by a process of economic liberalization, which works as a prelude to a gradual expansion of civil society. Monshipouri bridges the gaps between    More >

Exploring International Human Rights: Essential Readings

Rhonda L. Callaway and Julie Harrelson-Stephens, editors

Bringing together key selections that represent the full range of philosophical debates, policy analyses, and first-hand accounts, the editors offer a comprehensive and accessible set of readings on the major themes and issues in the field of international human rights. The reader has been carefully designed to enhance students' understanding not only of human rights, but also of differing    More >

Exploring International Human Rights: Essential Readings

Forced Labor: Coercion and Exploitation in the Private Economy

Beate Andrees and Patrick Belser, editors

Two centuries after the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade, at least 12.3 million people are subjected to modern forms of forced labor—in rich countries, as well as poor ones. The authors of Forced Labor present state-of-the art research on the manifestations of these slavery-like practices, why they continue to survive, and how they can be eliminated. Their conceptually rich    More >

Forced Labor: Coercion and Exploitation in the Private Economy

Human Rights and Development

Peter Uvin

Peter Uvin links human rights with development theory and practice to show how practitioners can surmount tough obstacles to successfully effect strategies for reducing conflict and improving human rights outcomes.    More >

Human Rights and Development

Human Rights in International Politics: An Introduction

Franke Wilmer

This comprehensive introduction to the study of human rights in international politics blends concrete developments with theoretical inquiry, illuminating both in the process. Franke Wilmer presents the nuts and bolts of human rights concepts, actors, and implementation before grappling with issues ranging from war and genocide to social and economic needs to racial and religious    More >

Human Rights in International Politics: An Introduction

Human Rights in Russia: A Darker Side of Reform

Jonathan Weiler

The connection between Soviet authoritarianism and human rights violations once seemed unassailable, as did the belief that a transition away from communist rule would lead to better protection of human rights. Challenging these assumptions, Jonathan Weiler argues that the tumultuous processes associated with political and economic reform have, in important instances, eroded human rights in    More >

Human Rights in Russia: A Darker Side of Reform

Human Rights in the Global Political Economy: Critical Processes

Tony Evans

Tony Evans critically investigates the theory and practice of human rights in the current global order. Evans covers a range of contentious debates as he considers critiques of the prevailing conceptions of human rights. He then explores the changing global context of human rights issues, the nature and status of human rights within that context, and recent institutional responses. With its    More >

Human Rights in the Global Political Economy: Critical Processes

Human Rights: New Perspectives, New Realities

Adamantia Pollis and Peter Schwab, editors

This original collection reflects nearly two decades of developments in human rights scholarship, revisiting the debate between universalists and cultural relativists and also engaging new notions of "third generation" rights. The book begins with an analytical framework that encompasses changing perspectives on human rights and informs the chapters that follow. The case studies then    More >

Human Rights: New Perspectives, New Realities

Humane Migration: Establishing Legitimacy and Rights for Displaced People

Christine G.T. Ho and James Loucky

Humane Migration offers a fresh look at the debate on international migration, particularly in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Arguing that migration should be considered  a human right, not a criminal act,  Christine Ho and James Loucky discuss why groups migrate, the obstacles that they face, and the benefits that they bring to their adopted communities.    More >

Humane Migration: Establishing Legitimacy and Rights for Displaced People

Mobilizing for Human Rights in Latin America

Edward Cleary

In this follow-up to his widely read The Struggle for Human Rights in Latin America, Edward Cleary examines some of the robust human rights movements of the past two decades.    More >

Mobilizing for Human Rights in Latin America

NGO Leadership and Human Rights

Richard K. Ghere

Richard Ghere provides a comprehensive survey of NGO involvement in a human rights based approach to leadership, organization, management, and performance. Ghere points to how any NGO, regardless of its specific mission, can provide outlets for human rights activism. He also discusses the ways that NGOs have become increasingly concerned with human rights. Calling for leaders of human rights    More >

NGO Leadership and Human Rights

Non-State Actors in the Human Rights Universe

George Andreopoulos, Zehra Kabasakal Arat, and Peter Juviler, editors

Departing from analyses that focus on the role of the state in the arena of human rights, the authors of this original collection offer conceptually sophisticated, but accessible, discussions of the role and responsibility of nonstate actors with regard to the violation, promotion, and protection of human rights.    More >

Non-State Actors in the Human Rights Universe

North Korea: Development, Human Rights, and Democracy

North Korea Modernization Research Group

How can members of the international donor community help to quickly improve the overall welfare of the North Korean people? What kind of sustainable development plan will enhance the long-term human rights situation in North Korea?  Will gains in development and human rights trigger political liberalization? The authors of this volume discuss these challenges and suggest concrete ideas to    More >

North Korea: Development, Human Rights, and Democracy

Rights-Based Approaches to Development: Exploring the Potential Pitfalls

Sam Hickey and Diana Mitlin, editors

Rights-Based Approaches to Development explores the impact of the shift from a market-based to a rights-based framework for development efforts. Drawing on their own experiences, the contributors discuss current debates, theoretical and practical concerns and achievements, and larger implications about poverty and the relationship between citizens and the state.    More >

Rights-Based Approaches to Development: Exploring the Potential Pitfalls

Terrorism, Security, and Human Rights: Harnessing the Rule of Law

Mahmood Monshipouri

Scholars and policymakers disagree on the most effective way to counter transnational terrorism, generating debate on a range of questions: Do military interventions increase or decrease the recruitment capability of transnational terrorists? Should we privilege diplomacy over military force in the campaign against terror? Can counterterrorist measures be applied without violating human rights?    More >

Terrorism, Security, and Human Rights: Harnessing the Rule of Law

Trapped: Modern-Day Slavery in the Brazilian Amazon

Binka Le Breton

In huge ranches deep in the Amazon, thousands of migrant workers are trapped in a web of debt-bondage and deceit. Binka Le Breton sheds light on the lives of these workers, many of whom have lost all contact with their families and hometowns, providing a forum for them to tell their stories in their own words. Le Breton also reports on her interviews with those who benefit from the illegal    More >

Trapped: Modern-Day Slavery in the Brazilian Amazon

Unarmed Bodyguards: International Accompaniment for the Protection of Human Rights

Liam Mahony and Luis Enrique Eguren

For years international accompaniment has been successfully implemented as a way to protect threatened human rights activists throughout the world. In this book, Mahoney and Eguren present examples of the inspirational practice from Latin America, the Caribbean, and South Asia. Interviews with those involved in international accompaniment, with the individuals who were being protected, and with    More >

Unarmed Bodyguards: International Accompaniment for the Protection of Human Rights

War Crimes: Confronting Atrocity in the Modern World

David Chuter

War crimes typically are discussed in sensational terms or in the dry language of international law. In contrast, David Chuter brings clarity to this complex subject, exploring why atrocities occur and what can be done to identify perpetrators and bring them to justice. Chuter confronts the real horror of the murder, rape, and torture that are subsumed under the dispassionate phrase "serious    More >

War Crimes: Confronting Atrocity in the Modern World