Human Rights in International Relations
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David P. Forsythe
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Themes in International Relations

Forsythe, David P.David P. Forsythe is University Professor Emeritus and Charles J. Mach Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He has been a visiting professor at universities in Geneva and Utrecht, and in 2008 he held the Fulbright Distinguished Research Chair of Human Rights and International Studies at the Danish Institute of International Studies, Copenhagen. He has also been on staff for the United Nations University in Tokyo and has been a consultant to both the UN Office of the High Commissioner of Refugees and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. In 2012, he was given the Career Achievement Award by the Academic Senate of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and the Phi Beta Kappa national office in Washington, DC selected him as a national Visiting Scholar for 2013-14.
This fourth edition of David P. Forsythe's successful textbook provides an authoritative and timely analysis of the place of human rights in an age of upheaval in international politics. Human rights standards are examined at the global, regional and national levels, with separate chapters on transnational corporations and advocacy groups. Completely updated and revised, the fourth edition takes account of new sources and recent scholarship, as well as recent events, such as the Syrian war, the rise of ISIS, refugee flows, South Sudan crises, and the resurgence of nationalism. A new chapter has been added on the media and human rights, covering both traditional and social media. Examining attempts to protect human rights by various actors, such as the United Nations, the European Union, transnational corporations, and the media, the book stresses that the open-ended fate of universal human rights depends on human agency in this context. Containing further reading suggestions and discussion questions, this textbook is a vital resource for courses on human rights in an international context.
The fourth edition of David P. Forsythe's authoritative analysis of the place of human rights in international relations.
Part I. The Foundations: 1. Introduction: human rights in international relations; 2. Establishing human rights standards; Part II. Implementing Human Rights Standards: 3. Global application of human rights norms; 4. Transitional justice; 5. Regional application of human rights norms; 6. Human rights and foreign policy in comparative perspective; 7. Non-governmental organizations and human rights; 8. Transnational corporations and human rights; 9. The communications media and human rights: traditional and social domains; Part III. Conclusion: 10. The politics of liberalism in a realist world.

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