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Human Rights in the 21st Century
Continuity and Change since 9/11
Edited by Michael Goodhart and Anja Mihr
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
29 Mar 2011
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In this book, leading international human rights scholars take the familiar idea that 'everything changed' after 9/11 as a starting point for the first critical analysis of continuity and change in the international human rights regime in the 21st century. They analyze it from various levels of the human rights regime, including compliance and violations, normative and political discourses, legal and institutional developments at the national, regional and international levels, and developments in the non-state sector. Written from diverse methodological perspectives, the volume provides rich and varied insights on vital questions concerning the resiliency, weaknesses, and prospects of human rights today.


Description

In this book, leading international human rights scholars take the familiar idea that 'everything changed' after 9/11 as a starting point for the first critical analysis of continuity and change in the international human rights regime in the 21st century. They analyze it from various levels of the human rights regime, including compliance and violations, normative and political discourses, legal and institutional developments at the national, regional and international levels, and developments in the non-state sector. Written from diverse methodological perspectives, the volume provides rich and varied insights on vital questions concerning the resiliency, weaknesses, and prospects of human rights today.


Reviews

'...the articles in this anthology offer insightful perspectives and a dialogue on human rights change and continuity throughout the 21st century...the advantage of the variety in this book is that it offers many different viewpoints and frameworks from which to view contemporary human rights issues, constructing a dynamic, holistic picture of today's world.' -Security and Peace


Contents

Introduction
PART I: PERSPECTIVES
International Human Rights since 9/11: More Continuity than Change; J.Donnelly
Why Human Rights will Prevail in the War on Terror; M.Winston
Feminism(s) in International Human Rights Post 9/11; J.Mertus & T. Sajjad
PART II: HUMAN RIGHTS DISCOURSES
Reverting to Form: American Exceptionalism and International Human Rights; M.Goodhart
Any Fallout from 9/11 for Russia? Continuity and Change in the Russian Federation's Human Rights Policies in the Fight Against Terror; L.Mälksoo
PART III: CHANGE? TRANSATLANTIC RESPONSES TO 9/11
The High Price of American Exceptionalism: Comparing Torture by the United States and Europe after 9/11; J.Mayerfeld
Europe's Human Rights Regime after 9/11: Human Rights versus Terrorism; A.Mihr
Terror Blacklist on Trial: Smart Sanctions Challenged by Human Rights; P.Schneider
Human Rights and Counterterrorism: The Case of the Netherlands; P.Baehr
Caught in the Storm: Middle-Powers as Barometers for the West's Changing Attitudes towards Security and Human Rights after 9/11; Y.St. Pierre
PART IV: CONTINUITY? GLOBAL TRENDS
Transnational NGOs and Human Rights in a post 9/11 World; H.P.Schmitz
Disaggregating the Effects of 9/11 on NGOs; L.Barrett
Business as New Actors in the Human Rights Regime; B.Hamm
Conclusion


Authors

MICHAEL GOODHART Associate Professor of Political Science and Women's Studies, University of Pittsburgh, USA. His current research focuses on problems of global injustice, on the theory and practice of democracy and human rights in the context of globalization, and on related questions concerning global democratic governance and accountability.

ANJA MIHR Associate Professor at the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM), University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. Her current research focuses on the impact of transitional justice measures on the quality of democracy in Europe. She teaches Human Rights, Transitional Justice and Democratization in International Relations.