Human Rights

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Technologies of Human Rights Representation

Analyzes the effects of new technologies on human rights, with a particular focus on how representations of technology affect our ability to understand and control it.

How Trump and the Christian Right Saved LGBTI Human Rights

Traces the Trump administration's surprising support for LGBTI human rights abroad to Trump's indifference and the cynicism and political interests of Christian conservative elites.

Just War and Human Rights

Discusses how just war theory needs to be revised to better secure and respect human rights.

Human Rights Standards

A bracing critique of human rights law and activism from the perspective of the Global South.

Reproducing Sectarianism

Examines the politics of civil society in modern Lebanon.

Globalizing Justice

Essays assessing the impact of globalization on law and court systems across the world.

Waging Humanitarian War

Examines the ethical, legal, and political dimensions of military intervention for humanitarian reasons.

The Wound and the Witness

Explores the rhetorical functions of torture and the witnessing of torture in both classical texts and contemporary contexts.

Educating for Human Rights and Global Citizenship

Edited by Ali A. Abdi & Lynette Shultz
Subjects: Education

Essays that highlight the role of education in bringing about inclusive citizenship and human rights norms.

When the State No Longer Kills

Why some countries comply with international norms against the death penalty while others do not.

Torture

Argues that there are moral grounds to use torture where the lives of the innocent are at stake.

Democratic Transition and Human Rights

This book analyzes U.S. foreign policy in relation to human rights and democratic development abroad. Its purpose is to determine if, and how, human rights policies, or their neglect, have led to Realpolitik ...

Voice

Drawing on clues from Aristotle, Plato, Hobbes, Locke, Jacobson, Condillac, and Diderot, Appelbaum investigates the vocalized, acoustical aspect of audible expression. He analyzes the tendency to equate ...