Human Rights & Human Welfare


Vol. 12, Annual

International Organization and Poverty Alleviation
The World Trade Organization and Human Rights: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Edited by Sarah Joseph, David Kinley & Jeff Waincymer. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. 2009. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Global Poverty, Ethics and Human Rights. By Desmond...
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Measuring Human Rights: A Review Essay
Measuring Human Rights. By Todd Landman & Edzia Carvalho. New York, NY: Routledge, 2010. 163pp. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] As a response to an emergent quantitatively-oriented research program over the past three decades investigating which human...
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Hannah Arendt in a Global Age: Political Evil and International Theory
Political Evil in a Global Age: Hannah Arendt and International Theory. By Patrick Hayden. New York: Routledge, 2009. 145 pp. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Introduction While justifying an Allied alliance with Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin during...
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Vol. 11, Annual

Remembering the Past and Struggling for Justice: The Contested Legacy of Authoritarian Rule in Chile
Battling for Hearts and Minds: Memory Struggles in Pinochet's Chile, 1973-1988. Vol. 2 of The Memory Box of Pinochet's Chile. By Steven J. Stern. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2006. 247pp. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Remembering Pinochet's Chile:...
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Humanitarian Intervention, the Responsibility to Protect, and Confused Legitimacy
Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect: Who Should Intervene? By James Pattison. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. 284 pp. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Humanitarian Intervention: An Introduction. By Aidan Hehir. New York:...
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Perspectives on Resignation in Protest
How Do I Save My Honor? War, Moral Integrity, and Principled Resignation. By William F. Felice. Lanham, Maryland: Rowan & Littlefield Publishers, 2009. 222pp. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Resigning in protest seems to be in the air these days....
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Human Rights and the Search for Common Ground: A Comparative Study of Islamic and Christian Thought
Common Ground: Islam, Christianity, and Religious Pluralism. By Paul Heck. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press. 2009. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A vitally important question confronting contemporary society is the degree to which the religions...
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Vol. 8, Annual

Rights and the Hijab: Rationality and Discourse in the Public Sphere
The Rights of Others: Aliens, Residents, and Citizens by Seyla Benhabib. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2004. 251 pp. Why the French Don't Like Headscarves: Islam, the State, and Public Space by John R. Bowen. Princeton: Princeton University...
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The Promise of Economic Rights and the Welfare State
Labour Left Out: Canada's Failure to Protect and Promote Collective Bargaining as a Human Right. By Roy Adams. Ottawa: Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives, 2006. The Welfare State Nobody Knows: Debunking Myths about U.S. Social Policy. By Christopher...
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Moving beyond Markets and Minimalism: Democracy in the Era of Globalization
Democracy as Human Rights: Freedom and Equality in the Age of Globalization by Michael Goodhart. London: Routledge, 2005. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] When the term globalization comes up in general conversation, the press or academic writing, it is...
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Memory and Violence in Israel/Palestine
Israeli and Palestinian Narratives of Conflict: History's Double Helix, edited by Robert I. Rotberg. Indiana University Press, 2006. Memory and Violence in the Middle East and North Africa, edited by Ussama Makdisi and Paul A. Silverstein. Indiana...
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Intelligence and Human Rights: A View from Venus
Intelligence and Human Rights in the Era of Global Terrorism. By Steve Tsang (ed.). Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Security International, 2007. War by Other Means: An Insider's Account of the War on Terror. By John Yoo. New York: Atlantic Monthly...
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Germany, Afterwards
Race after Hitler: Black Occupation Children in Postwar Germany and America. By Heide Fehrenbach. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005. The Holocaust and Catholic Conscience: Cardinal Aloisius Muench and the Guilt Question in Germany. By...
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What Happened to Africa?
The Fate of Africa: From the Hopes of Freedom to the Heart of Despair--A History of Fifty Years of Independence by Martin Meredith. New York: Public Affairs, 2006. 752 pp. [ILLUSTRATION 1 OMITTED] Explaining a False Start Fifty-one years ago...
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Privatization, Efficiency, Gender, Development, and Inequality-Transnational Conflicts over Access to Water and Sanitation
Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace by Vandana Shiva. Boston, MA: South End Press, 2005. Gender, Water, and Development edited by Anne Coles and Tina Wallace. New York: Berg, 2005. Dams and Development: Transnational Struggles...
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Vol. 7, Annual

Freeing All God's Children
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Freeing God's Children: The Unlikely Alliance for Global Human Rights by Allen D. Hertzke. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004. 419pp. Each year since 1999 the U.S. State Department has issued a lengthy report on...
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The Ethics of Torture
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Torture: Does It Make Us Safer? Is It Ever OK? A Human Rights Perspective. Edited by Kenneth Roth and Mindy Worden. New York: The New Press, 2005. 201 pp. Torture has once again become a timely topic. The "War on Terror"...
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Noble Human Rights Defender or International Band-Aid? on Contemporary Humanitarianism
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The Humanitarians: The International Committee of the Red Cross by David P. Forsythe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. In David Forsythe's The Humanitarians: The International Committee of the Red Cross we see...
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Making Sense of a Senseless War
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A Dirty War in West Africa: The RUF and the Destruction of Sierra Leone by Lansana Gberie. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2005. Young Soldiers: Why They Choose to Fight by Rachel Brett and Irma Specht. Boulder,...
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Exploring Universal Rights: A Symposium
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Which Rights Should Be Universal? by William J. Talbott. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2005. 232pp. Preface by Jamie Mayerfeld The struggle for human rights has been shadowed by philosophical doubt. Can we...
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The Universality of Human Rights: A Response
I want to thank my critics for their excellent comments. (1) Before I try to respond to them, let me say something about the project that I intend to be contributing to. In my book, I ask the question: which rights should be universal? The book is...
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"I'm Just Talking about the Law" (1): Guantanamo and the Lawyers
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Guantanamo: The War on Human Rights by David Rose. New York: The New Press, 2004. "Because the legal advice was we could do what we wanted to them there" (22). This is how a top-level Pentagon official, in David Rose's...
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Vol. 6, Annual

Addressing the Gaps-Promise and Performance, Synthesis and Purity, Large-N and Small-N: A Response to Moore
In his recent Review Essay, "Synthesis v. Purity and Large-N Studies: How Might We Assess the Gap between Promise and Performance?," Will Moore explores the large issues concerning the gap between the promise and performance of international human...
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