“We are beckoned to see the world through a one-way mirror, as if we are threatened and innocent and the rest of humanity is threatening, or wretched, or expendable. Our memory is struggling to rescue the truth that human rights were not handed down as privileges from a parliament, or a boardroom, or an institution, but that peace is only possible with justice and with information that gives us the power to act justly.”
John Pilger

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Sociology of Human Rights and International Studies Course Readings

Sociology of Human Rights:
International Studies, Neo-Orientalism and Human Rights
INTL 407

Required Books:
This course will use sections from the following books and articles:

1.     Donnelly, Jack. 2012. International Human Rights. Westview Press.
2.     Bricmont, Jean.  2006. Humanitarian Imperialism: Using Human Rights to Sell War. Montly Review Press. http://monthlyreview.org/press/books/pb1471/

3.     Judith Blau and Mark Frezzo, 2011. Sociology and Human Rights: A Bill of Rights for the Twenty-First Century http://www.sagepub.com/books/Book235439

4.     RESOURCE BOOK: Hayden, Patrick. 1999. Philosophy of Human Rights: Readings in Context. Paragon House. http://www.paragonhouse.com/Philosophy-of-Human-Rights-Readings-in-Context.html

Other Readings will be posted on the D2L and you will find them under the course documents.

Recommended Additional Readings:
1.     Ishay, Micheline (2008). The History of Human Rights: From Ancient Times to the Globalization Era. University of California Press. http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520256415
2.     Ishay, Micheline (ed) 2008 The Human Rights Reader 2nd ed. Routledge Press.
3.     Ignatieff, Michael (2003). Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry. Princeton University Press. http://press.princeton.edu/titles/7119.html   
4.     Goodale, Mark (2008). Human Rights: An Anthropological Reader. Wiley-Blackwell. http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1405183357.html  
5.     Beitz, Charles R. (2009). The Idea of Human Rights. Oxford University Press.
6.     Moyn, Samuel (2012). The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History. Harvard University Press. http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674048720  
7.     Griffin, James (2008). On Human Rights. Oxford University Press.
8.     Mayer, A.E. (1995) Islam and Human Rights: Traditions and Politics. 2 ed, Boulder: Westview.
9.     Goodhart, Michael (2009). Human Rights: Politics and Practice. Oxford University Press.
10.  Freeman, Michael A. (2011). Human Rights: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Polity Press.
11.  Goodhart, Michael (2011). Human Rights in the 21st Century Continuity and Change since 9/11. Palgrave.
12.  Hunt, Lynn (2008). Inventing Human Rights: A History. W. W. Norton & Company, New York.  
13.  Lauren, Paul Gordon. (2011). The Evolution of International Human Rights Visions Seen. University of Pennsylvania Press. http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/13971.html  
14.  Perry, Michael J. (2000). The Idea of Human Rights Four Inquiries. Oxford UniversityPress. http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Law/PublicInternationalLaw/InternationalHumanRights/?view=usa&ci=9780195138283  
15.  Donnelly, Jack (2003). Universal Human Right in Theory and Practice Cornell Press. http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140100015050
16.  Turner, Brian (2006). Vulnerability and Human Rights. Penn State University Press. http://www.psupress.org/books/titles/0-271-02923-4.html
17.  Wallerstein, Immanuel (2006). European Universalism: The Rhetoric of Power. The New Press. http://thenewpress.com/index.php?option=com_title&task=view_title&metaproductid=1365
18.  Steiner, Henry J. Philip Alston and Ryan Goodman (2007). International Human Rights in Context Law, Politics, Morals. Oxford University Press. http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/he/subject/PoliticalScience/PoliticalTheory/HumanRights/?view=usa&ci=9780199279425
19.  Somers, Margaret (2008). Genealogies of Citizenship.
20.  Mann, Michael (2004). The Dark Side of Democracy. Cambridge University Press.
21.  Falk, Richard (2009). Achieving Human Rights. Routledge.
22.  Beitz, Charles. “What Human Rights Mean.” Daedalus 132 (2003): 36-46.
23.  Waltz, Susan. “Reclaiming and Rebuilding the History of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” Third World Quarterly 23 (No. 3 2002): 437-448.
24.  Carol Anderson, Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955 (2003), pp. 271-276.
25.  Clark, Ann Marie. Diplomacy of Conscience: Amnesty International and Changing Human Rights Norms Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2001: 3-20; 130.
26.  Keck, Margaret E. and Sikkink, Kathryn. Activists Beyond Borders. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1998: 1-29.
  1. Hafner-Burton and Tsutsui (2005) “Human Rights in a Globalizing World: The
Paradox of Empty PromisesIn American Journal of Sociology Vol. 110
(5): 1373-1411.
28.  Reus-Smit, Christian. Human Rights and the Social Construction of Sovereignty. Review of International Studies (2001), 27, 519–538.
29.  Bulaç, Ali 2000 "The Medina Document" In Liberal Islam: A Sourcebook Kurzman ed. Oxford University Press.
30.  Brysk, Alison. “From Above and Below: Social Movements, the International System, and Human Rights in Argentina.” Comparative Political Studies 26 (October 1993): 259-285.
31.  Etzioni, Amitai. The Normativity of Human Rights Is Self-Evident. Human Rights Quarterly 32 (2010) 187–197.    
33.  Farmer, Paul 2005 "On Suffering and Structural Violence: Social and Economic Rights in a Global Era" In Pathologies of Power (pgs. 29-50).
34.  Hernandez-Truyol, B.E. and Jane Larson (2002) “Both Work and Violence: Prostitution and Human Rights” In Moral Imperialism (pp. 183-211).
35.  Cortyndon, Anna ed. (2007) “Trading Away our Rights: Women Working in
36.  Global Supply Chains, OXFAM International.
37.  Economist (2010) “Gendercide” The Worldwide war on baby girls” Print Edition. March 4. http://www.economist.com/node/15636231
39.  "Women's Rights: Why Not?" NY Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2002/06/18/opinion/women-s-rights-why-not.html 
41.  Cortelyou, Kenny 2009 “Disaster in the Amazon: Dodging Boomerang Suits in
Transnational Human Rights Litigation” In California Law Review 857.
42.  Mertus, Julie. “The Lingua Franca of Diplomacy: Human Rights and the Post-Cold War Presidencies,” excerpt from Bait and Switch: Human Rights and US Foreign Policy (Routledge, 2004): 39-74.
43.  Sikkink, Kathryn. "The Power of Principled Ideas: Human Rights Policies in the United States and Western Europe." In Ideas and Foreign Policy: Beliefs, Institutions, and Political Change, edited by Judith Goldstein and Robert O. Keohane. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1993. 
44.  Okuizumi, Kaora. "Implementing the ODA Charter: Prospects for Linking Japanese Economic Assistance and Human Rights." NYU Journal of International Law and Politics 27 (Winter 1995): 367-408
45.  Japan Foreign Ministry, “Arc of Freedom and Prosperity: Japan's Expanding Diplomatic Horizons" http://www.mofa.go.jp/announce/fm/aso/speech0611.html  (also see program for MOFA symposium, 2007, http://www.mofa.go.jp/policyillar/symposium0702.html)
46.  “China Issues Human Rights Record of the US” March 2007. 

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