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Forsythe - HRs in IRs

Forsythe - HRs in IRs

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This new textbook provides an introduction to human rights ininternational relations at the turn of the twenty-®rst-century. The bookexamines the policy-making process that establishes and tries to applyhuman rights norms through the United Nations, regional organiza-tions, state foreign policy, human rights groups, and transnationalcorporations. Four themes permeate the book: that human rights arehere to stay in international relations, that state sovereignty is beingtransformed by the human rights discourse, that the ``soft'' law of diplomacy is as important as the ``hard'' law of court $udgments, andthat private actors are highly important in international human rightsdevelopments. The book documents the many changes in internationalhuman rights during the past half-century, and considers the future of universal human rights. %ontaining chapter-by-chapter guides tofurther reading and discussion &uestions, this book will be of interestto all undergraduate and graduate students of human rights, and theirteachers.
david forsythe
is %harles J. Mach Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He is theauthor or editor of ®fteen books, among them
Human Rights and US  Foreign Policy
, which won the Dauer Prize. His textbook
Human Rightsand World Politics
was the ®rst book for students on human rights aspart of the political process.
themes in international relations
This new series of textbooks aims to provide students withauthoritative surveys of central topics in the study of Inter-national Relations. Intended for upper level undergraduatesand graduates, the books will be concise, accessible and com-prehensive. Each volume will examine the main theoretical andempirical aspects of the sub$ect concerned, and its relation towider debates in International Relations, and will also includechapter-by-chapter guides to further reading and discussion&uestions.
Human Rights inInternational Relations
David P. Forsythe

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