Advocating Dignity

Advocating Dignity is a detailed historical account of the emergence, development, and impact of the global human rights revolution. Drawing on graphic case studies from various global settings, it narrates the hopes and bitter struggles that have altered the course of international and domestic relations since 1945.

Advocating Dignity
Human Rights Mobilizations in Global Politics

Jean H. Quataert

2009 | 376 pages | Cloth $59.95 | Paper $24.95
Political Science | Political Science
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction. The New Moral Order: Between Human Dignity and Territorial Sovereignty

Chapter 1. Raising the Bar, 1900-1949

PART I. AN EMERGING HUMAN RIGHTS ORTHODOXY: THE FIRST ROUND
Chapter 2. Cold War Politics and Human Rights Publics: The International Antiapartheid and Soviet Dissident Movements, 1952-90
Chapter 3. Mothers' Courage and U.N. Monitoring of Disappearance, 1973-83

PART II. THE DEBATE CONTINUES: CRITICS AND NEW MECHANISMS
Chapter 4. The Gender Factor since the 1970s: Universality and the Private Sphere
Chapter 5. Citizenship, Socioeconomic Rights, and the Courts in the Age of Transnational Migrations

PART III. HUMAN RIGHTS AT A CROSSROADS: WARS, CRIMES, AND PRIORITIES
Chapter 6. Ethnic Violence, Humanitarian Intervention, and Criminal Accountability in the 1990s
Chapter 7. September 2001 and History

Conclusion: Making a Difference

Notes
Index