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The development and study of human rights have increased significantly over time and have seen an intensified interest at the dawn of the twenty-first century. Much can be learned about the status of universal human rights by approaching the subject from regional perspectives. These diverse vantage points shed new light on the importance and complexity of the issues.
 
David P. Forsythe and Patrice C. McMahon have brought together a collection of essays from top scholars in their fields. Each essay examines how a region, as defined by geography or culture, affects the standards and practice of human rights in a particular area. The issues discussed include human rights and child labor in South Asia, women’s rights in Muslim states, the prospects and challenges of human rights in the Middle East, the role of women and tradition in Africa, and accommodating diversity in Europe. The collection also includes essays commenting on the parameters and intersections of international human rights in relation to area studies.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Avant Propos
  2. p. vii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction: "Area Expressions" and the Universality of Human Rights: Mediating a Contingent Relationship
  2. pp. 1-21
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  1. 1. The Civilizational Geography of Government Respect for Human Rights, 1981-99
  2. pp. 25-58
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  1. 2. Does Region Matter in Provision of the Human Right to Physical Inegrity? An Empirical Examination
  2. pp. 59-78
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  1. 3. The Margin of Appreciation Doctrine of the European Court of Human Rights: Accommodating Diversity within Europe
  2. pp. 81-110
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  1. 4. Between Delight and Despair: The Effects of Transnational Women's Networks in the Blkans
  2. pp. 111-136
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  1. 5. The Role of Democracy in the Protection of Human Rights: Lessons from the European and Inter-American Human Rights Systems
  2. pp. 137-156
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  1. 6. African Women, Traditions, and Human Rights: A Critical Analysis of Contemporary "Universal"
  2. pp. 159-181
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  1. 7. Human Rights and Child Labor in South Asia
  2. pp. 182-204
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  1. 8. Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples in Africa and Asia
  2. pp. 205-228
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  1. 9. Promoting Women's Rights against Patriarchal Cultural Claims: The Women's Convention and Reservations by Muslim States
  2. pp. 231-251
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  1. 10. The Status of Human Rights in the Middle East: Prospects and Challenges
  2. pp. 252-275
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  1. 11. Ethnic Constitutional Orders and Human Rights: Historical and Comparative Analysis
  2. pp. 279-296
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  1. Conclusion: Rights, Practices and "Area Studies"
  2. pp. 297-316
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 317-319
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  1. Index [Includes list of other works in series]
  2. pp. 321-330
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780803203310
MARC Record
OCLC
53874963
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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