The Global Struggle for Human Rights: Universal Principles in World Politics

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Explore the tension between state sovereignty and human rights, genocide, economic rights, and various concepts of justice as they relate to the promotion of fundamental human rights with THE GLOBAL STRUGGLE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS: UNIVERSAL PRINCIPLES IN WORLD POLITICS. This textbook covers human rights in relation to gender equity, feminist perspectives, and sexual orientation and suggests a universal perspective on human rights sensitive to cultural differences and diversity among and within nations. The text also explores human rights law and the question of whether human rights are universal.

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Debra L. DeLaet is a Professor of Politics and International Relations at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa where she teaches courses on human rights, global health, the United Nations, international law, and gender & world politics. Her major research interests are in the area of human rights, global health, and gender issues in world politics. She is the author of U.S. Immigration Policy in an Age of Rights (Praeger 2000) and (co-authored with David E. DeLaet) Global Health in the 21st Century: the Globalization of Disease and Wellness (Paradigm Publishers, 2012). In addition to these books, she has published numerous articles and book chapters on a variety of topics, including gay marriage as a religious right, justice for children born of war, and sexual orientation discrimination in international human rights law.

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Acknowledgements. Preface. About the Author. Introduction. Part I: HUMAN RIGHTS IN THEORY AND LAW. 1: The Contested Meaning of Human Rights. 2: The Development of International Human Rights Law. 3: Are Human Rights Universal? Part II: HUMAN RIGHTS IN PRACTICE. 4: Civil and Political Rights in a World of Sovereign States. 5: Collective Rights in a World of Sovereign States. 6: Economic Rights and Human Development. 7: Sexual Equality and Human Rights. Part III: HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE QUEST FOR JUSTICE. 8: Promoting Human Rights from the Top Down. 9: Punitive Justice and Human Rights. 10: Restorative Justice and Human Rights. 11: Promoting Human Rights from the Bottom Up. Conclusions.

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