Human Rights: Politics and Practice (3rd Revised edition)

ISBN : 9780198708766

Michael Goodhart
528 ページ
189 x 246 mm

Human Rights: Politics and Practice is the most comprehensive, most topical, and most student-friendly introduction to human rights. Bringing together a range of international experts including political scientists, philosophers, lawyers, and policy-makers, the book provides students with a broad range of perspectives on the theoretical and practical issues in this constantly evolving field. In addition to in-depth theoretical content, the book also features unrivalled coverage of human rights issues in practice, with a wide range of case studies to explore concrete examples from around the world. The third edition has been brought fully up-to-date with the most recent events and latest research developments in the area. Two new chapters have been added: one on religion and human rights, and one on sexual orientation and gender identity and human rights, introducing students to these important topics and expanding the theoretical and practical discussion of issues of universalism and relativism. The new edition also features a range of carefully developed pedagogical features to aid student learning, encourage critical analysis, and challenge students to question their own assumptions. The book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre to enhance students' learning and provide valuable support for lecturers. For students: - Revise key terms with a flashcard glossary - Take your learning further with links to key human rights documents - Use carefully selected web links as a first step towards independent research For registered lecturers: - Enhance your seminars with a specially developed active learning exercise - Use adaptable PowerPoint slides as the basis for lecture presentations, or as handouts in-class - Save time preparing assessments with a fully updated test bank of questions


Michael Goodhart: Introduction
Part I: Human Rights and Politics
1 Anthony J. Langlois: Normative and Theoretical Foundations of Human Rights
2 Brooke Ackerly: Feminist and Activist Approaches to Human Rights
3 Tim Dunne and Marianne Hanson: Human Rights in International Relations
4 Rhona K. M. Smith: Human Rights in International Law
5 Sonia Cardenas: Human Rights in Comparative Politics
6 Damien Short: Sociological and Anthropological Approaches
7 David Chandler: The Critique of Human Rights
8 Todd Landman and Larissa Kersten: Measuring Human Rights
Part II: Human Rights in Practice
9 Marlies Glasius and Doutje Lettinga: Global Civil Society and Human Rights
10 Roja Fazaeli: Religion and Human Rights
11 Christine Keating and Cynthia Burack: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Human Rights
12 Sakiko Fukuda-Parr: Human Rights and Politics in Development
13 David L. Richards: Economic Globalization and Human Rights
14 Christian Davenport: Political Democracy and State Repression of Minorities
15 William F. Schulz: Torture
16 Andrea M. Bertone: Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation
17 Vanessa Pupavac: Children's Human Rights
18 Gil Loescher: Human Rights and Forced Migration
19 Paul Havemann: Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights
20 Scott Straus: Genocide and Human Rights
21 Alan J. Kuperman: Humanitarian Intervention
22 Joanna R. Quinn: Transitional Justice
23 John Barry and Kerri Woods: Human Rights and the Environment


Michael Goodhart is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. He holds has secondary appointments in Philosophy and in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies.