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 discrimination. Two themes—the tension between values and interests, and the role of the state as both a protector of human rights and a perpetrator of human rights violations—are reflected throughout the text. The result is a clear, accessible exposition of the evolution of international human rights, as well as the challenges that those rights pose, in the context of the state system.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Franke Wilmer is professor of political science and international relations at Montana State University.
- WHAT ARE HUMAN RIGHTS?
- Human Rights: Concepts and Theories.
- Human Rights in Historical Context.
- Are Human Rights Universal?
- ACTORS AND IMPLEMENTATION.
- Human Rights and the State.
- Implementation and Enforcement.
- The Role of Nonstate Actors.
- CONTEMPORARY ISSUES.
- The Laws of War.
- Civil Liberties and Political Rights.
- Civil Rights and Identity Politics.
- Women's Rights.
- Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights.
- WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
- The Future of International Human Rights.
- What Can I Do?