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International Human Rights

International Human Rights

4th Edition
July 2012
Trade Paperback · 296 Pages
$37.00 U.S. · $42.99 CAN · £24.99 U.K. · €26.99 E.U.
ISBN 9780813345017
Westview Press
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International Human Rights studies the ways in which states and other international actors have addressed human rights since the end of World War II. This unique textbook features substantial attention to the domestic politics of human rights, as well as an extensive emphasis on theory.

The fourth edition is substantially rewritten and reorganized to enhance usability, with new material is added to bring the text up to date. The sections covering multilateral, bilateral, and transnational action have been broken into seven short chapters, and new case studies provide context and points of comparison. Additionally, nine "problems" have been added to the text, which along with the chapter-ending discussion questions, frame alternative interpretations, highlight controversies, and ultimately aim to provoke further thought and discussion.

About the Author

Jack Donnelly is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of International Relations at the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver. He has written two other books and over fifty articles and book chapters on the theory and practice of internationally recognized human rights, which have been widely reprinted and translated into eight languages.