The persistent power of human rights : from commitment to compliance / Thomas Risse, Stephen C. Ropp, and Kathryn Sikkink (eds.).

Contributor(s): Risse-Kappen, Thomas [editor of compilation.] | Ropp, Stephen C [editor of compilation.] | Sikkink, Kathryn, 1955- [editor of compilation.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013Description: xiv, 350 pages ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781107028937 (hbk)Subject(s): Human rights | POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / GeneralLOC classification: JC571 | P47 2013Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description | Table of contents only
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: Part I. Introduction and Stock-Taking: 1. Introduction and overview Thomas Risse and Stephen C. Ropp; 2. The power of human rights a decade after: from euphoria to contestation? Anja Jetschke and Andrea Liese; 3. From ratification to compliance: quantitative evidence on the spiral model Beth A. Simmons; Part II. Conceptual and Methodological Issues: 4. Human rights in areas of limited statehood: the new agenda Tanja A. Börzel and Thomas Risse; 5. The 'compliance gap' and the efficacy of international human rights institutions Xinyuan Dai; 6. Social mechanisms to promote international human rights: complementary or contradictory? Ryan Goodman and Derek Jinks; Part III. From Ratification to Compliance: States Revisited: 7. The normative context of human rights criticism: treaty ratification and UN mechanisms Ann Marie Clark; 8. The US and torture: does the spiral model work? Kathryn Sikkink; 9. Resisting the power of human rights: the people's Republic of China Katrin Kinzelbach; 10. The 'Arab spring' and the spiral model: Tunisia and Morocco Vera van Hüllen; Part IV. From Commitment to Compliance: Companies, Rebel, Individuals: 11. Encouraging greater compliance: local networks and the United Nations global compact Wagaki Mwangi, Lothar Rieth and Hans Peter Schmitz; 12. Business and human rights: how corporate norm violators become norm entrepreneurs Nicole Deitelhoff and Klaus Dieter Wolf; 13. Taming of the warlords: commitment and compliance by armed opposition groups in civil wars Hyeran Jo and Katherine Bryant; 14. Changing hearts and minds: sexual politics and human rights Alison Brysk; 15. Conclusions Kathryn Sikkink and Thomas Risse.
Summary: "The Power of Human Rights (published in 1999) was an innovative and influential contribution to the study of international human rights. At its centre was a 'spiral model' of human rights change which described the various socialisation processes through which international norms were internalised into the domestic practices of various authoritarian states during the Cold War years. The Persistent Power of Human Rights builds on these insights, extending its reach and analysis. It updates our understanding of the various casual mechanisms and conditions which produce behavioural compliance, and expands the range of rights-violating actors examined to include democratic and authoritarian Great Powers, corporations, guerilla groups and private actors. Using a unique blend of quantitative and qualitative research and theory, this book yields not only important new academic insights but also a host of useful lessons for policymakers and practitioners"--
List(s) this item appears in: Newly Acquired Library Materials 2020 - 4th Quarter
Item type Current library Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode
Books Books Commission on Human Rights Library
Human Rights
Newly Process JC571 P47 2013 (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Available CHRPL004130

Includes bibliographical references (p. 296-333) and index.

Machine generated contents note: Part I. Introduction and Stock-Taking: 1. Introduction and overview Thomas Risse and Stephen C. Ropp; 2. The power of human rights a decade after: from euphoria to contestation? Anja Jetschke and Andrea Liese; 3. From ratification to compliance: quantitative evidence on the spiral model Beth A. Simmons; Part II. Conceptual and Methodological Issues: 4. Human rights in areas of limited statehood: the new agenda Tanja A. Börzel and Thomas Risse; 5. The 'compliance gap' and the efficacy of international human rights institutions Xinyuan Dai; 6. Social mechanisms to promote international human rights: complementary or contradictory? Ryan Goodman and Derek Jinks; Part III. From Ratification to Compliance: States Revisited: 7. The normative context of human rights criticism: treaty ratification and UN mechanisms Ann Marie Clark; 8. The US and torture: does the spiral model work? Kathryn Sikkink; 9. Resisting the power of human rights: the people's Republic of China Katrin Kinzelbach; 10. The 'Arab spring' and the spiral model: Tunisia and Morocco Vera van Hüllen; Part IV. From Commitment to Compliance: Companies, Rebel, Individuals: 11. Encouraging greater compliance: local networks and the United Nations global compact Wagaki Mwangi, Lothar Rieth and Hans Peter Schmitz; 12. Business and human rights: how corporate norm violators become norm entrepreneurs Nicole Deitelhoff and Klaus Dieter Wolf; 13. Taming of the warlords: commitment and compliance by armed opposition groups in civil wars Hyeran Jo and Katherine Bryant; 14. Changing hearts and minds: sexual politics and human rights Alison Brysk; 15. Conclusions Kathryn Sikkink and Thomas Risse.

"The Power of Human Rights (published in 1999) was an innovative and influential contribution to the study of international human rights. At its centre was a 'spiral model' of human rights change which described the various socialisation processes through which international norms were internalised into the domestic practices of various authoritarian states during the Cold War years. The Persistent Power of Human Rights builds on these insights, extending its reach and analysis. It updates our understanding of the various casual mechanisms and conditions which produce behavioural compliance, and expands the range of rights-violating actors examined to include democratic and authoritarian Great Powers, corporations, guerilla groups and private actors. Using a unique blend of quantitative and qualitative research and theory, this book yields not only important new academic insights but also a host of useful lessons for policymakers and practitioners"--

There are no comments on this title.

to post a comment.