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The Routledge History of Human Rights

Edited by: Jean H. Quataert , Lora Wildenthal

Print publication date:  September  2019
Online publication date:  September  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138784338
eBook ISBN: 9780429324376
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The Routledge History of Human Rights is an interdisciplinary collection that provides historical and global perspectives on a range of human rights themes of the past 150 years.

The volume is made up of 34 original contributions. It opens with the emergence of a "new internationalism" in the mid-nineteenth century, examines the interwar, League of Nations, and the United Nations eras of human rights and decolonization, and ends with the serious challenges for rights norms, laws, institutions, and multilateral cooperation in the national security world after 9/11. These essays provide a big picture of the strategic, political, and changing nature of human rights work in the past and into the present day, and reveal the contingent nature of historical developments. Highlighting local, national, and non-Western voices and struggles, the volume contributes to overcoming Eurocentric biases that burden human rights histories and studies of international law. It analyzes regions and organizations that are often overlooked. The volume thus offers readers a new and broader perspective on the subject.

International in coverage and containing cutting-edge interpretations, the volume provides an overview of major themes and suggestions for future research. This is the perfect book for those interested in social justice, grass roots activism, and international politics and society.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  John Anderson – slave, refugee, and freedom fighter Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Investigating and ameliorating atrocities in the nineteenth century Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Reclaiming Congo reform for the history of human rights Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Red Cross and the laws of war, 1863–1949 Download PDF
Chapter  6:  United in their quest for peace? Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The “rights of man” and sex equality Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Social and economic rights Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Islam and UN human rights treaty ratification in the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  10:  When the war came Download PDF
Chapter  11:  “Why then call it the declaration of human rights?” Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Decolonization, development, and identity Download PDF
Chapter  13:  “When you are weak, you have to stick to principles” Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The International Labour Organization and the gender of economic rights Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Human rights movements and the fall of the Berlin wall Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Human rights in China Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Continuity and change in US human rights policy Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The universality of human rights Download PDF
Chapter  19:  How women become human Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Asma Jahangir Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Freedom of religion and the new diversity Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Indigenous activism for human rights Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The international LGBT rights movement Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Rights in isolation Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Decentralization and public–private diplomacy in the business and human rights field Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The selectivity of universal jurisdiction Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Militarized sexual violence and campaigns for redress Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Solidarity rights and the common heritage of humanity Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Intellectual property law and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Caged at the border Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Archiving human rights in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Emotion in the history of human rights Download PDF
Chapter  34:  From the classroom to the public Download PDF
Bibliography Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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