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xii, 243 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Norm setting in international law and human rights
  • The process of standing setting in human rights
  • The multiplication of actors
  • The role of NGOs in the creation of norms
  • The question of deficits
  • New and emerging standards
  • A normative critique of human rights.
Green Library
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x, 366 pages ; 25 cm
The American conservative movement as we know it faces an existential crisis as the nation's demographics shift away from its core constituents-older white middle-class Christians. It is the Americanconservatism that we don't know that concerns George Hawley in this book. During its ascendancy, leaders within the conservative establishment have energetically policed the movement's boundaries, effectively keeping alternative versions of conservatism out of view. Returning those neglected voices to the story, Right-Wing Critics of American Conservatism offers a more complete, complex, and nuanced account of the American right in all its dissonance in history and in our day. The right-wing intellectual movements considered here differ both from mainstream conservatism and from each other when it comes to fundamental premises, such as the value of equality, the proper roleof the state, the importance of free markets, the place of religion in politics, and attitudes toward race. In clear and dispassionate terms, Hawley examines localists who exhibit equal skepticism toward big business and big government, paleoconservatives who look to the distant past for guidance and wish to turn back the clock, radical libertarians who are not content to be junior partners in the conservative movement, and various strains of white supremacy and theradical right in America. In the Internet age, where access is no longer determined by the select few, the independent right has far greater opportunitiesto make its many voices heard. This timely work puts those voices into context and historical perspective, clarifying our understanding of the American right-past, present, and future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780700621934 20160619
Green Library
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xxvi, 215 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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viii, 128 pages ; 30 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xiii, 322 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Introduction : the rhetorical lives of Cold War maps
  • Iron albatross : air-age globalism and the bird's-eye view of American internationalism
  • One world or two? : mapping a new foreign policy in the transition to Cold War
  • Images of commitment and evidentiary weapons : maps and the visual construction of the Soviet Union
  • Framing the Third World : American visions of "the South" and the cartography of development
  • The end of cartography : state control and radical change in the nuclear geopolitics of the second Cold War
  • Conclusion : from globalism to globalization: the afterlives of Cold War maps.
In this fascinating history of Cold War cartography, Timothy Barney considers maps as central to the articulation of ideological tensions between American national interests and international aspirations. Barney argues that the borders, scales, projections, and other conventions of maps prescribed and constrained the means by which foreign policy elites, popular audiences, and social activists navigated conflicts between North and South, East and West. Maps also influenced how identities were formed in a world both shrunk by advancing technologies and marked by expanding and shifting geopolitical alliances and fissures. Pointing to the necessity of how politics and values were "spatialized" in recent U.S. history, Barney argues that Cold War-era maps themselves had rhetorical lives that began with their conception and production and played out in their circulation within foreign policy circles and popular media. Reflecting on the ramifications of spatial power during the period, Mapping the Cold War ultimately demonstrates that even in the twenty-first century, American visions of the world - and the maps that account for them - are inescapably rooted in the anxieties of that earlier era.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781469618548 20160618
Green Library
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viii, 194 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction : situating oakeshott
  • Language, practice, and individual agency
  • Individuality between tradition and contingency
  • Imagining the modern state
  • Towards a conversational democratic ethos
  • Conclusion : hearing voices.
Green Library
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xxx, 324 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm.
Green Library
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xvi, 152 pages ; 24 cm
  • Rhetoric and situated political critique
  • The claim to experience
  • Material words and sensible judgment
  • Feminine figures and the rhetoric of critique
  • The matter of consent
  • Conclusion : critical temporalities.
"Examines the place of rhetoric in John Locke's political and philosophical thought. Traces the close ties between rhetoric and experience as they form the basis for a theory and practice of judgment at the center of his work"--Provided by publisher.
Green Library
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vi, 300 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Reflections on immigration, binational policies, and human rights tragedies / Miguel Escobar-Valdez
  • Sexual violence against migrant women and children / William Paul Simmons and Michelle Téllez
  • Immigration enforcement at the U.S.-Mexico border : where human rights and national sovereignty collide / Timothy J. Dunn
  • Politics of death in the drug war : the right to kill and suspensions of human rights in Mexico, 2000-2012 / Julie A. Murphy Erfani
  • Migration, violence and "security primacy" at the Guatemala-Mexico border / Luis Alfredo Arriola Vega
  • The binational roots of the femicides in Ciudad Juárez / Carol Mueller
  • Reflections on antiviolence civil society organizations in Ciudad Juárez / Clara Jusidman
  • The persistence of femicide amid transnational activist networks / Kathleen Staudt
  • Transnational advocacy for human rights in contemporary Mexico / Alejandro Anaya Muñoz
  • Restrictions on U.S. security assistance and their limitations in promoting changes to the human rights situation in Mexico / Maureen Meyer
  • Conclusion: multiple states of exception, structural violence, and prospects for change / William Paul Simmons.
Mexico ranks highly on many of the measures that have proven significant for creating a positive human rights record, including democratization, good health and life expectancy, and engagement in the global economy. Yet the nation's most vulnerable populations suffer human rights abuses on a large scale, such as gruesome killings in the Mexican drug war, decades of violent feminicide, migrant deaths in the U.S. desert, and the ongoing effects of the failed detention and deportation system in the States. Some atrocities have received extensive and sensational coverage, while others have become routine or simply ignored by national and international media. Binational Human Rights examines both well-known and understudied instances of human rights crises in Mexico, arguing that these abuses must be understood not just within the context of Mexican policies but in relation to the actions or inactions of other nations-particularly the United States. The United States and Mexico share the longest border in the world between a developed and a developing nation; the relationship between the two nations is complex, varied, and constantly changing, but the policies of each directly affect the human rights situation across the border. Binational Human Rights brings together leading scholars and human rights activists from the United States and Mexico to explain the mechanisms by which a perfect storm of structural and policy factors on both sides has led to such widespread human rights abuses. Through ethnography, interviews, and legal and economic analysis, contributors shed new light on the feminicides in Ciudad Juarez, the drug war, and the plight of migrants from Central America and Mexico to the United States. The authors make clear that substantial rhetorical and structural shifts in binational policies are necessary to significantly improve human rights. Contributors: Alejandro Anaya Munoz, Luis Alfredo Arriola Vega, Timothy J. Dunn, Miguel Escobar-Valdez, Clara Jusidman, Maureen Meyer, Carol Mueller, Julie A. Murphy Erfani, William Paul Simmons, Kathleen Staudt, Michelle Tellez.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812246285 20160617
Green Library
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482 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • The self-restraining state?
  • Historical linkages
  • Tracking global diffusion
  • The logic of strategic emulation
  • Trendsetters and early adopters, pre-1990
  • Democratization scripts and bandwagoning in Africa
  • Transitional myths and everyday politics in the Americas
  • Appeasement via localization in the Asia Pacific
  • Membership rites and statehood in the new Europe
  • How accountability institutions matter
  • Adaptive states : making and breaking international law.
National human rights institutions-state agencies charged with protecting and promoting human rights domestically-have proliferated dramatically since the 1990s; today more than a hundred countries have NHRIs, with dozens more seeking to join the global trend. These institutions are found in states of all sizes-from the Maldives and Barbados to South Africa, Mexico, and India; they exist in conflict zones and comparatively stable democracies alike. In Chains of Justice, Sonia Cardenas offers a sweeping historical and global account of the emergence of NHRIs, linking their growing prominence to the contradictions and possibilities of the modern state. As human rights norms gained visibility at the end of the twentieth century, states began creating NHRIs based on the idea that if international human rights standards were ever to take root, they had to be firmly implanted within countries-impacting domestic laws and administrative practices and even systems of education. However, this very position within a complex state makes it particularly challenging to assess the design and influence of NHRIs: some observers are inclined to associate NHRIs with ideals of restraint and accountability, whereas others are suspicious of these institutions as "pretenders" in democratic disguise. In her theoretically and politically grounded examination, Cardenas tackles the role of NHRIs, asking how we can understand the global diffusion of these institutions, including why individual states decide to create an NHRI at a particular time while others resist the trend. She explores the influence of these institutions in states seeking mostly to appease international audiences as well as their value in places where respect for human rights is already strong. The most comprehensive account of the NHRI phenomenon to date, Chains of Justice analyzes many institutions never studied before and draws from new data released from the Universal Periodic Review Mechanism of the United Nations Human Rights Council. With its global scope and fresh insights into the origins and influence of NHRIs, Chains of Justice promises to become a standard reference that will appeal to scholars immersed in the workings of these understudied institutions as well as nonspecialists curious about the role of the state in human rights.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812245394 20160612
Green Library
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x, 316 pages ; 23 cm.
  • The old argument comes full circle
  • The conservative canon and its uses
  • The traditionalist dialect
  • The libertarian dialect
  • Fusionism as philosophy and rhetorical practice
  • WFB
  • Whittaker Chambers's martyrdom
  • Conservatism and canonicity.
Creating Conservatism charts the vital role of canonical post-World War II (1945-1964) books in generating, guiding, and sustaining conservatism as a political force in the United States. Dedicated conservatives have argued for decades that the conservative movement was a product of print, rather than a march, a protest, or a pivotal moment of persecution. The Road to Serfdom, Ideas Have Consequences, Witness, The Conservative Mind, God and Man at Yale, The Conscience of a Conservative, and other mid-century texts became influential not only among conservative office-holders, office-seekers, and well-heeled donors but also at dinner tables, school board meetings, and neighborhood reading groups. These books are remarkable both because they enumerated conservative political positions and because their memorable language demonstrated how to take those positions--functioning, in essence, as debate handbooks. Taking an expansive approach, the author documents the wide influence of the conservative canon on traditionalist and libertarian conservatives. By exploring the varied uses to which each founding text has been put from the Cold War to the culture wars, Creating Conservatism generates original insights about the struggle over what it means to think and speak conservatively in America.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781611861273 20160616
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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195 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm
Green Library

13. Derechos humanos [2014]

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63 pages : illustrations (chiefly colored) ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xvii, 171 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Contributors David Carment, Yiagadeesen Samy, David Curp, Jonathan House, James Carter, Vanda Felbab-Brown, Robert Rotberg, Ken Menkhaus.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780821420911 20160616
Since the end of the Cold War era, a new dynamic has arisen within the international system, one that does not conform to established notions of the state's monopoly on war. In this changing environment, the United States, its allies, and the global community must decide how to respond to the challenges posed to the state by military threats, political and economic decline, and social fragmentation. Failed States and Fragile Societies considers the phenomenon of state failure and asks how the international community might better detect signs of state decay at an early stage and devise legally and politically legitimate responses. This collection of essays brings military and social historians into conversation with political and social scientists and former military officers. In case studies from the former Yugoslavia to Somalia, Iraq, and Colombia, the distinguished contributors argue that early intervention to stabilize social, economic, and political systems offers the greatest promise, whereas military intervention at a later stage is both costlier and less likely to succeed. Failed States and Fragile Societies is the first volume in Ohio University Press' Baker Series in Peace and Conflict Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780821420911 20160616
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xvi, 174 pages ; 24 cm
  • Preface List of Abbreviations Introduction: "Hannah Arendt and the Negro Question" 1. "The Girl, Obviously, Was Asked to Be a Hero" 2. "The Most Outrageous Law of Southern States - the Law Which Makes Mixed Marriage a Criminal Offense" 3. "The Three Realms of Human Life - the Political, the Social, and the Private" 4. "The End of Revolution is the Foundation of Freedom" 5. "A Preparatory Stage for the Coming Catastrophes" 6. "Only Violence And Rule Over Others Could Make Some Men Free" 7. "There Are Situations In Which The Very Swiftness Of A Violent Act May Be The Only Appropriate Remedy" Conclusion: "The Role of Judgment in Arendt's Approach to the Negro Question" Notes Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253011718 20160614
While acknowledging Hannah Arendt's keen philosophical and political insights, Kathryn T. Gines claims that there are some problematic assertions and oversights regarding Arendt's treatment of the "Negro question." Gines focuses on Arendt's reaction to the desegregation of Little Rock schools, to laws making mixed marriages illegal, and to the growing civil rights movement in the south. Reading them alongside Arendt's writings on revolution, the human condition, violence, and responses to the Eichmann war crimes trial, Gines provides a systematic analysis of anti-black racism in Arendt's work.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253011718 20160614
Green Library
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vi, 266 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction: Embracing paradox: human rights in a global age / Steve J. Stern and Scott Straus
  • Human rights history from the ground up : the case of East Timor / Geoff Robinson
  • Rights on display : museums and human rights claims / Bridget Conley-Zilkic
  • Civilian agency in times of crisis : lessons from Burundi / Meghan Foster Lynch
  • Consulting survivors : evidence from Cambodia, northern Uganda, and other countries affected by mass violence / Patrick Vinck and Phuong Pham
  • "Memoria, verdad y justicia" : the terrain of post-dictatorship social reconstruction and the struggle for human rights in Argentina / Noa Vaisman
  • Paradoxes of accountability : transitional justice in Peru / Jo-Marie Burt
  • The aporias of new technologies for human rights activism / Fuyuki Kurasawa
  • The human right to water in rural India : promises and challenges / Philippe Cullet
  • A very promising species : from Hobbes to the human right to water / Richard P. Hiskes.
Human rights are paradoxical. Advocates across the world invoke the idea that such rights belong to all people, no matter who or where they are. But since humans can only realize their rights in particular places, human rights are both always and never universal. The Human Rights Paradox is the first book to fully embrace this contradiction and reframe human rights as history, contemporary social advocacy, and future prospect. In case studies that span Africa, Latin America, South and Southeast Asia, and the United States, contributors carefully illuminate how social actors create the imperative of human rights through relationships whose entanglements of the global and the local are so profound that one cannot exist apart from the other. These chapters provocatively analyze emerging twenty-first-century horizons of human rights--on one hand, the simultaneous promise and peril of global rights activism through social media, and on the other, the force of intergenerational rights linked to environmental concerns that are both local and global. Taken together, they demonstrate how local struggles and realities transform classic human rights concepts, including "victim, " "truth, " and "justice." Edited by Steve J. Stern and Scott Straus, The Human Rights Paradox enables us to consider the consequences--for history, social analysis, politics, and advocacy--of understanding that human rights belong both to "humanity" as abstraction as well as to specific people rooted in particular locales.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780299299743 20160614
Law Library (Crown)
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vi, 266 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction. Embracing paradox: human rights in a global age / Steve J. Stern and Scott Straus
  • Part I. Who makes human rights?
  • Human rights history from the ground up: the case of East Timor / Geoff Robinson
  • Rights on display: museums and human rights claims / Bridget Conley-Zilkic
  • Civilian agency in times of crisis: lessons from Burundi / Meghan Foster Lynch
  • Part II. Interrogating classic concepts
  • Consulting survivors: evidence from Cambodia, northern Uganda, and other countries affected by mass violence / Patrick Vinck and Phuong Pham
  • "Memoria, verdad y justicia": the terrain of post-dictatorship social reconstruction and the struggle for human rights in Argentina / Noa Vaisman
  • Rethinking transitional justice: reflections on the paradoxes of accountability efforts in Peru / Jo-Marie Burt
  • Part III. New horizons
  • The aporias of new technologies for human rights activism / Fuyuki Kurasawa
  • The human right to water in rural India: promises and challenges / Philippe Cullet
  • A very promising species: from Hobbes to the human right to water / Richard P. Hiskes.
Human rights are paradoxical. Advocates across the world invoke the idea that such rights belong to all people, no matter who or where they are. But since humans can only realize their rights in particular places, human rights are both always and never universal. The Human Rights Paradox is the first book to fully embrace this contradiction and reframe human rights as history, contemporary social advocacy, and future prospect. In case studies that span Africa, Latin America, South and Southeast Asia, and the United States, contributors carefully illuminate how social actors create the imperative of human rights through relationships whose entanglements of the global and the local are so profound that one cannot exist apart from the other. These chapters provocatively analyze emerging twenty-first-century horizons of human rights--on one hand, the simultaneous promise and peril of global rights activism through social media, and on the other, the force of intergenerational rights linked to environmental concerns that are both local and global. Taken together, they demonstrate how local struggles and realities transform classic human rights concepts, including "victim, " "truth, " and "justice." Edited by Steve J. Stern and Scott Straus, The Human Rights Paradox enables us to consider the consequences--for history, social analysis, politics, and advocacy--of understanding that human rights belong both to "humanity" as abstraction as well as to specific people rooted in particular locales.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780299299743 20160614
Green Library
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x, 362 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: The origins of a crusade
  • Defining a crusade, 1941-1943
  • Implementing a vision, 1943-1945
  • A conservative revolution begins, 1945-1948
  • Opposition at home and at the United Nations, 1948-1951
  • United Nations success breeds failure at home, 1945-1950
  • The end of a crusade, 1951-1953
  • Conclusion: The impact of a crusade, 1953-2011.
Prior to World War II, the protection of individuals fell generally under the jurisdiction of national governments, but the rise of fascism and the gross wartime violations of human rights established human rights as an area of transnational and global concern. A Most Uncertain Crusade traces the emergence of human rights as an international political issue-one especially important to American policymakers after World War II. Focusing on officials in the State Department, at the United Nations, and within nongovernmental organizations, Rowland Brucken explains how American human rights policy developed after the war - from Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's Wilsonian ideals to Eisenhower's eloquent celebrations of freedom and democracy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780875804712 20160613
Law Library (Crown)
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x, 362 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: The origins of a crusade
  • Defining a crusade, 1941-1943
  • Implementing a vision, 1943-1945
  • A conservative revolution begins, 1945-1948
  • Opposition at home and at the United Nations, 1948-1951
  • United Nations success breeds failure at home, 1945-1950
  • The end of a crusade, 1951-1953
  • Conclusion: The impact of a crusade, 1953-2011.
Prior to World War II, the protection of individuals fell generally under the jurisdiction of national governments, but the rise of fascism and the gross wartime violations of human rights established human rights as an area of transnational and global concern. A Most Uncertain Crusade traces the emergence of human rights as an international political issue-one especially important to American policymakers after World War II. Focusing on officials in the State Department, at the United Nations, and within nongovernmental organizations, Rowland Brucken explains how American human rights policy developed after the war - from Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's Wilsonian ideals to Eisenhower's eloquent celebrations of freedom and democracy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780875804712 20160613
Green Library
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93, 83 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)