Human Rights in the United States

Beyond Exceptionalism

Author: Shareen Hertel,Kathryn Libal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139499521

Category: Political Science

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This book brings to light emerging evidence of a shift toward a fuller engagement with international human rights norms and their application to domestic policy dilemmas in the United States. The volume offers a rich history, spanning close to three centuries, of the marginalization of human rights discourse in the United States. Contributors analyze cases of US human rights advocacy aimed at addressing persistent inequalities within the United States itself, including advocacy on the rights of persons with disabilities; indigenous peoples; lone mother-headed families; incarcerated persons; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people; and those displaced by natural disasters. It also explores key arenas in which legal scholars, policy practitioners and grassroots activists are challenging multiple divides between 'public' and 'private' spheres (for example, in connection with children's rights and domestic violence) and between 'public' and 'private' sectors (specifically, in relation to healthcare and business and human rights).
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Encyclopedia of Human Rights in the United States, Third Edition

Author: Charles F. Gelsinger

Publisher: Grey House Publishing

ISBN: 9781682173466

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

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This two-volume set offers easy to grasp explanations of the basic concepts and laws in the field, with emphasis on human rights in the historical, political, and legal experience of the United States. This indispensable resource surveys the legal protection of human dignity in the United States, examines the sources of human rights norms, cites key legal cases, explains the role of international governmental and non-governmental organizations, and charts global, regional, and UN human rights measures.
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Economic Rights in Canada and the United States

Author: Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann,Claude E. Welch, Jr.

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812204786

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Readers in Western developed countries are most familiar with abuses of political and civil rights, but the international human rights regime also embraces a set of laws regarding economic rights. These rights include the right to work and to just and favorable working conditions; the right to join and form trade unions; the right to social security; specific rights for the family; the right to an adequate standard of living, including food, clothing, housing, and "the continuous improvement of living conditions"; and the right to "the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health." In original essays by scholars senior and junior, this volume explains how these rights are realized—or violated—in Canada and the United States. Contributors analyze the philosophy, law, and politics of economic rights and discuss specific issues such as poverty, health care, and the rights of people with disabilities. Central to the problems of both countries are the human rights abuses evident in all contemporary capitalist societies. When the inequalities among citizens are not cushioned by a national commitment to economic rights, or when governments fail to maintain social safety nets for all citizens, economic rights are at risk. Contributors consider the problem from the perspective of their own countries: Canada, the United States, and, for contrast, the Netherlands. They do so in order to explore whether their own countries fall short of meeting international standards of economic rights. They also address the criticism often made by non-Western scholars of human rights—that their Western colleagues preach human rights abroad without regard to the human rights flaws at home.
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An Encyclopedia of Human Rights in the United States

Author: H. Victor Condé

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781592372904

Category: Human rights

Page: 1835

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This resource surveys the legal protection of human dignity in the United States, examines the sources of human rights norms, cites key legal cases, explains the role of international governmental and non-governmental organizations, and charts global, regional, and UN human rights measures. --from publisher description.
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Bringing Human Rights Home

A History of Human Rights in the United States

Author: Cynthia Soohoo,Catherine Albisa,Martha F. Davis

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 081222079X

Category: History

Page: 411

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Throughout its history, America's policies have alternatively embraced human rights, regarded them with ambivalence, or rejected them out of hand. The essays in this volume put these shifting political winds into a larger historical perspective, from the country's very beginnings to the present day.
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Human Rights in Our Own Backyard

Injustice and Resistance in the United States

Author: William T. Armaline,Davita Silfen Glasberg,Bandana Purkayastha

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812222571

Category: Political Science

Page: 325

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Most Americans assume that the United States provides a gold standard for human rights--a 2007 survey found that 80 percent of U.S. adults believed that "the U.S. does a better job than most countries when it comes to protecting human rights." As well, discussions among scholars and public officials in the United States frame human rights issues as concerning people, policies, or practices "over there." By contrast, the contributors to this volume argue that many of the greatest immediate and structural threats to human rights, and some of the most significant efforts to realize human rights in practice, can be found in our own backyard. Human Rights in Our Own Backyard examines the state of human rights and responses to human rights issues, drawing on sociological literature and perspectives to interrogate assumptions of American exceptionalism. How do people in the U.S. address human rights issues? What strategies have they adopted, and how successful have these strategies been? Essays are organized around key conventions of human rights, focusing on the relationships between human rights and justice, the state and the individual, civil rights and human rights, and group rights versus individual rights. The contributors are united by a common conception of the human rights enterprise as a process involving not only state-defined and implemented rights but also human rights from below as promoted by activists.
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Making the connections

human rights in the United States

Author: Kate Washburn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 44

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Allgemeine Erklärung der Menschenrechte

Author: Vereinte Nationen

Publisher: Aegitas

ISBN: 500064137X

Category: Law

Page: 8

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Die Allgemeine Erklärung der Menschenrechte (A/RES/217, UN-Doc. 217/A-(III)), auch: Deklaration der Menschenrechte oder UN-Menschenrechtscharta oder kurz AEMR, ist das ausdrückliche Bekenntnis der Vereinten Nationen zu den allgemeinen Grundsätzen der Menschenrechte. Es wurde am 10. Dezember 1948 von der Generalversammlung der Vereinten Nationen im Palais de Chaillot in Paris genehmigt und verkündet.
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Human Rights in the Constitutional Law of the United States

Author: Michael J. Perry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107292654

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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In the period since the end of the Second World War, there has emerged what never before existed: a truly global morality. Some of that morality - the morality of human rights - has become entrenched in the constitutional law of the United States. This book explicates the morality of human rights and elaborates three internationally recognized human rights that are embedded in US constitutional law: the right not to be subjected to cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment; the right to moral equality; and the right to religious and moral freedom. The implications of one or more of these rights for three great constitutional controversies - capital punishment, same-sex marriage and abortion - are discussed in-depth. Along the way, Michael J. Perry addresses the question of the proper role of the Supreme Court of the United States in adjudicating these controversies.
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Hidden Lives and Human Rights in the United States: Understanding the Controversies and Tragedies of Undocumented Immigration [3 volumes]

Author: Lois Ann Lorentzen

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440828482

Category: Political Science

Page: 1106

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The most comprehensive collection of essays on undocumented immigration to date, covering issues not generally found anywhere else on the subject. Three fascinating volumes feature the latest research from the country's top immigration scholars. • Discusses topics rarely covered, including sexual migration, religion, values, and mental health • Features essays across disciplines in the fields of psychology, law, politics, social work, public policy, history, education, and health • Includes tables, maps, photos, and a bibliography for each volume to provide visual interest and additional learning opportunities • Probes the latest controversies centered on recent immigration legislation in Arizona, Georgia, and Alabama • Familiarizes readers with history, theories, and legislation related to undocumented migration in the United States
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The United States and Human Rights

Looking Inward and Outward

Author: David P. Forsythe

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803220089

Category: Law

Page: 404

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Human Rights and Social Policy in the 21st Century

A History of the Idea of Human Rights and Comparison of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights with United States Federal and State Constitutions

Author: Joseph Wronka

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761810117

Category: History

Page: 304

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Previous edition, 1st, published in 1992.
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Human Rights in Nicaragua

1985-1986

Author: Americas Watch Committee (U.S.)

Publisher: Human Rights Watch

ISBN: 9780938579304

Category: Civil rights

Page: 149

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Implementing U.S. Human Rights Policy

Agendas, Policies, and Practices

Author: Debra Liang-Fenton,United States Institute of Peace

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 9781929223480

Category: Political Science

Page: 499

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Since the 1970s, the promotion of human rights has been an explicit goal of U.S. foreign policy. Successive presidents have joined with senators and representatives, hundreds of NGOs, and millions of ordinary citizens in deploring human rights abuses and urging that American power and influence be used to right such wrongs. Vigorous debates, bold declarations, and well-crafted legislation have shaped numerous policies designed to counter abuses and promote U.S. values across the globe.But have such policies actually worked?This incomparable volume answers that question by spotlighting no fewer than 14 cases spanning four continents and 25 years. In each case, a distinguished author charts efforts to implement U.S. policy and highlights the problems encountered. The chapters explore the interaction between competing moral, economic, and security considerations; examine the different challenges facing policymakers in Washington and practitioners in-country; and assess what worked, what did not work, and why. Throughout, the emphasis is on discovering useful lessons and offering practical advice to those considering new initiatives or trying to improve existing efforts.Packed with insights, "Implementing U.S. Human Rights Policy" offers an even-handed and highly readable synopsis of the major human rights challenges of our times.
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Race, Religion, and Politics

Toward Human Rights in the United States

Author: Stephanie Y. Mitchem

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538107961

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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This book examines race, religion, and politics in the United States, illuminating their intersections and what they reveal about power and privilege. Drawing on both historic and recent examples, Stephanie Mitchem discusses human rights throughout and concludes with a chapter looking toward possibilities for increased rights and justice for all.
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Justice in the United States

Human Rights and the U.S. Constitution

Author: Judith R. Blau,Alberto Moncada

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742545601

Category: Political Science

Page: 285

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All populations, including people living in the United States experience new vulnerabilities with globalization. Peoples' jobs are threatened; there are pressures to migrate; and environmental degradation is epidemic. Immense wealth is concentrated in the hands of a tiny elite. Other countries have revised their constitutions to protect their citizens from these turbulent forces. The US is a major exception, and this book proposes how Americans might think about constitutional revisions.
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Latina Rights and Justice in the United States

Author: José Luis Morín

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594604065

Category: Political Science

Page: 358

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A much-needed and thought-provoking examination of a significant and growing population within the United States, Latino/a Rights and Justice in the United States explores the inequalities and injustices that Latino/a communities confront in the United States. Author Jos Luis Morn provides a deeper understanding of the historical and contemporary Latino/a experience of discrimination and economic and social injustice and presents insights into the elusiveness of equality and fairness for Latinos/as in the United States. Offering ideas on how to reduce bias and other inequities within the justice system and the greater society, Morn calls for alternative approaches to working with Latino/a youths and families and a broadening of existing concepts of rights and justice in the United States. Drawing the link between the international and domestic dimensions of the Latino/a presence in the United States, Morn incorporates international human rights norms and principles of economic, social, and cultural rights to address the persistent inequalities and injustices that Latino/a communities confront in the United States. The second edition provides new and expanded coverage about racial and ethnic bias in law enforcement and the criminal justice system, citizenship rights, immigration and crime, Latinos/as and U.S. prisons, the contemporary street gang phenomenon, and Latinos/as in the post-9/11 era. Meticulous in presenting facts and research, Latino/a Rights and Justice in the United States often challenges conventional ideas and popular myths about Latinos/as on these and other topics.
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