This book argues for a more open approach to human rights and international rights promotion, and in so doing brings some new understandings to old debates. Starting with the realities of abuse rather than the liberal architectures of rights, it casts human rights as a language for probing the political dimensions of suffering. Three case studies are explored – the Tiananmen Square massacre, East Timor's violent modern history, and the circumstances of Indigenous Australians.
Related books and articles
After International Relations: Critical Realism and the (Re)Construction of World Politics By Heikki Patomäki Routledge, 2002
The Great Powers in World Politics: International Relations and Economic Nationalism By Frank H. Simonds; Brooks Emeny American Book Co., 1935
International Economic Relations: A Treatise on World Economy and World Politics By John Donaldson Longmans, Green, 1928
The External Relations of the Arab Human Rights Movement By Awad, Ibrahim Arab Studies Quarterly (ASQ), Vol. 19, No. 1, Winter 1997
Human Rights and the Politics of Victimhood By Meister, Robert Ethics & International Affairs, Vol. 16, No. 2, October 2002
Peer-reviewed publications on Questia are publications containing articles which were subject to evaluation for accuracy and substance by professional peers of the article's author(s).
Human Rights and Reform: Changing the Face of North African Politics By Elahi, Maryam The Middle East Journal, Vol. 50, No. 3, Summer 1996PEER-REVIEWED PERIODICALPeer-reviewed publications on Questia are publications containing articles which were subject to evaluation for accuracy and substance by professional peers of the article's author(s).
A Matter of Principle; Human Rights and Politics By Neier, Aryeh The Nation, Vol. 252, No. 15, April 22, 1991
The Justice Cascade: How Human Rights Prosecutions Are Changing World Politics By Gearty, Conor The Times Higher Education Supplement : THE, No. 2038, February 23, 2012
The US and China: A New Consensus Stable Relations Are Vulnerable to Disruption by Human Rights Abuses or Other Excesses by Beijing By Sam Nunn and Michel Oksenberg The Christian Science Monitor, November 22, 1996
US-China Relations Get Rockier Beijing's Bid for 2000 Olympics Clashes with Concerns over Nuclear Tests, Human Rights By Peter Grier, writer of The Christian Science Monitor The Christian Science Monitor, September 22, 1993
Yelena Bonner's Plea: Never Subordinate Human Rights to 'Practical' Politics By The Christian Science Monitor, March 31, 1995