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Understanding U.S. Human Rights Policy

A Paradoxical Legacy

by Clair Apodaca

  • 61 Want to read
  • 34 Currently reading

Published by Routledge .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Central government policies,
  • Human rights,
  • United States,
  • Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights,
  • History,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • USA,
  • Political Freedom & Security - Human Rights,
  • Political Science / General,
  • Foreign relations,
  • International Relations - General,
  • 2001-,
  • 20th century

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9704243M
    ISBN 100415954223
    ISBN 109780415954228

    Since the s, the promotion of human rights has been an explicit goal of U.S. foreign policy. Successive presidents have joined with senators and representatives, hundreds of NGOs, and millions of ordinary citizens in deploring human rights abuses and urging that American power and influence be used to right such wrongs. By the mids, however, the blossoming human rights movement in the United States posed a serious threat to the maintenance of close U.S. ties to anticommunist, right-wing military regimes. The competition between cold warriors and human rights advocates culminated in a fierce struggle to define U.S. policy during the Jimmy Carter presidency.

    Scholarship on U.S. foreign policy also has explored how human rights NGOs and transnational activists influenced and were influenced by U.S. policy, how Americans defined human rights, and why U.S. policymakers and the American public embraced human rights at particular moments but not others. human rights, including those of the United Nations Despite this commitment, and despite the fact that the founding of the United States was based on the recognition of certain "unalienable rights,"20 the concept of human rights per se as it applies within the U.S. is File Size: KB.

    Research Handbook on International Human Rights Law vi Research handbook on international human rights law. Contributors Mashood A Baderin is currently Professor of Law and Head of the School of articles and book chapters about educating for human rights. Human Rights in China. Since the crackdown on student demonstrators in Tiananmen Square, human rights have bedeviled U.S.-Chinese relations. However, the past decade reveals nascent trends toward openness in China that may provide the foundation for stronger protection of rights.


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Understanding human rights includes activities that are designed to help students clarify human rights concepts and provide an opportunity to explore the effect of human rights in their own lives. They can be photocopied for class use and used individually or as an entire resource.

This revised edition emphasizes the need to create a human rights culture, where public sentiment is in accord with human rights principles, especially those asserted in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, signed by the U.S.

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