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Taking on the World's Repressive Regimes

The Ford Foundation's International Human Rights Policies and Practices

Authors: Korey, W.

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A study of the Ford Foundation's support and of funding of human rights projects and NGOs, illuminating its extraordinary role in helping undermine and destroy major world repressive authoritarian and totalitarian regimes during the latter part of the twentieth century.

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WILLIAM KOREY is a human rights scholar who has taught at various schools, including Columbia University, Brooklyn College, and Yeshiva University.

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"Bill Korey is oneof the great scholars and practitioners of human rights issues in the world. His analysis of theFord Foundation's international human rights activities is a great contribution to understanding human rights in the last half-century and the critical importance of private organizations like the Ford Foundation." - Congressman Tom Lantos, Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs"A brilliant, creative, and penetrating analytical achievement! Dr. Korey captures for the first time the extraordinary and extensive human rights work of the Ford Foundation. At the same time, he explores the world of repression and how human rights organizations, funded by the foundation, have responded. It is a remarkable story told by a master." - Larry Cox, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA"What a thrilling and exciting work is Dr. William Korey's new study of the Ford Foundation's international human rights policy and program. Anyone interested in human rights will find his analysis enormously rewarding and instructive. An unparalleled resource." - Seymour D. Reich, Past President, B'nai B'rith International"Taking on the World's Repressive Regimes, Bill Korey's incisive account of the Ford Foundation's global encounter with human rights, is a work of unusual insight and historical weight. With unfettered access to more than half a century of Foundation archives, supplemented by candid interviews with many of its top officers, Korey tells a vivid story not only of this country's foremost philanthropy but also of how America's elites came to understand, step by sometimes painful step, the core place of human rights in defining our nation and our world. In Korey's capable hands, the evolution of the Ford Foundation's engagement with human rights becomes a sweeping narrative of social change and progressive public policy, of emerging domestic values and their reflection in ever more encompassing global norms. In this seminal tale of how to move public policy, at home and abroad, the critical but often undervalued role of civil society, public intellectuals, and norm entrepreneurs is given its due prominence." - Edward C. Luck, Professor and Director, Center on International Organization, Columbia University


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Origins and Background

    Korey, William

    Pages 1-23

  • Chile: A Breakthrough in Foundation Policy

    Korey, William

    Pages 25-45

  • Foundation Policy Across Latin America

    Korey, William

    Pages 47-68

  • The “Human Rights Lobby”

    Korey, William

    Pages 69-87

  • U.S. Helsinki Watch: The Foundation in Eastern Europe

    Korey, William

    Pages 89-117

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Taking on the World's Repressive Regimes
Book Subtitle
The Ford Foundation's International Human Rights Policies and Practices
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-60874-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230608740
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6171-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-52658-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 315
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