Encyclopedia of Human Rights

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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The international human rights movement has become firmly established in global politics since the UN's 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and principles of human rights now have a major impact on international diplomacy and lawmaking. This major five-volume encyclopedia set offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of human rights theory, practice, law, and history. The set provides country profiles, and full coverage of the development of the movement, of historical cases of abuse, of the key figures, of major organizations past and present, and of a range of other issues in economics, government, religion, journalism, etc., that touch on human rights theory and practice.show more

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  • Hardback | 2672 pages
  • 243.84 x 299.72 x 223.52mm | 7,960.5g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195334027
  • 9780195334029
  • 2,043,705

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The Encyclopedia of Human Rights was selected [and has won RUSA's prestigious Dartmouth Medal] for its comprehensive coverage of a timely and important topic. As a major contribution to the literature of human rights, this harrowing but important work chronicles the advances in the human rights movement from 1945 to the present, including such recent issues as the right to health care. Its extensive bibliography and and in depth analysis makes this an essential title for all libraries." RUSA Reference and User Services Association This encyclopedia comes at a momentous time in the world movement to protect human rights because it is now maturing into a force to be reckoned with. Only history will tell us whether the movement's full promise is realized."-From the Preface by Andrew Natsios, Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy, the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; former Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development; and former U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan ...a vital resource on one of the most important topics of our time."-Booklist STAR review The best features of this work are the excellence of the articles, both for the clear and understandable prose and the in-depth analyses of the subjects, the very detailed index, and the carefully selected bibliographies...This encyclopedia provides a much-needed addition to the literature on human rights and should serve as the major resource for students, researchers, and human rights workers seeking the kind of analytical information it presents." -American Reference Books Annual I am confident that this five-volume set will provide useful assistance to those who stand up for rights, their own and those of others."-From the Foreword by Louise Arbour, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Forsythe (Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln) has produced a magnum opus sure to take its place as a major contribution to the literature. All previous encyclopedic works on the subject pale in comparison."CHOICE Editors pickshow more

About David P. Forsythe

DAVID FORSYTHE is University Professor and Charles J. Mach Distinguished Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He has worked as a consultant for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees and has published widely on human rights. He is also the recipient of the 2007 Distinguished Scholar Award from the Human Rights section of the American Political Science Association. In the fall of 2008 he was awarded the Fulbright Distinguished Research Chair at the Danish Institute for International Studies.show more

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Forsythe (Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln) has produced a magnum opus sure to take its place as a major contribution to the literature. All previous encyclopedic works on the subject pale in comparison."CHOICE Editors pickshow more

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