The politics of human rights : the quest for dignity / Sabine C. Carey, Mark Gibney, Steven C. Poe.
By: Carey, Sabine C.
Contributor(s): Gibney, Mark | Poe, Steven C.Material type: TextPublisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010Description: ix, 241 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780521849210 (hardback); 0521849217 (hardback); 9780521614054 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0521614058 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Human rightsDDC classification: 323 Online resources: Cover image
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Part I. Human rights and states responsibilities. The concept of human rights -- State responsibilities -- Rights with responsibilities; part II. Empirical representation and explanations of human rights violations. Where are human rights violated? -- Why are human rights violated? An examination of personal integrity rights; part III. Intervening and rebuilding in the wake of repression. Intervening to protect human rights -- Rebuilding society in the aftermath of repression -- Towards the future.
"Human rights is an important issue in contemporary politics, and the last few decades have seen a remarkable increase in research and teaching on the subject. This book introduces students to the study of human rights and aims to build on their interest while simultaneously offering an alternative vision of the subject. Many texts focus on the theoretical and legal issues surrounding human rights. This book adopts a substantially different approach which uses empirical data derived from research on human rights by political scientists to illustrate the occurrence of different types of human rights violations across the world. The authors devote attention to rights as responsibilities as well as to responsibilities, which do not stop at one country's political borders. They also explore how to deal with repression and the aftermath of human rights violations, making students aware of the prospects for and realities of progress"--Provided by publisher.
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