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Life and Death in Captivity
The Abuse of Prisoners during War
Geoffrey P. R. Wallace
In Life and Death in Captivity, Geoffrey P. R. Wallace explores the profound differences in the ways captives are treated during armed conflict. Wallace focuses on the dual role played by regime type and the nature of the conflict in determining whether captor states opt for brutality or...



The Light of Knowledge
Literacy Activism and the Politics of Writing in South India
Francis Cody
This ethnography details the activities of Arivoli Iyakkam (the Enlightenment Movement), in which thousands of Tamil villagers in southern India have participated in literacy lessons, science demonstrations, and other events.



"Lost" Causes
Agenda Vetting in Global Issue Networks and the Shaping of Human Security
Charli Carpenter
Charli Carpenter explores how advocacy elites in nongovernmental and transnational organizations help determine which issues get more global policy attention than...



Making and Unmaking Nations
War, Leadership, and Genocide in Modern Africa
Scott Straus
In Making and Unmaking Nations, Scott Straus seeks to explain why and how genocide takes place—and, perhaps more important, how it has been avoided in places where it may have seemed likely or even...



The Massacres at Mt. Halla
Sixty Years of Truth Seeking in South Korea
Hun Joon Kim
In The Massacres at Mt. Halla, Hun Joon Kim presents a compelling story of state violence, human rights advocacy, and transitional justice in South Korea since 1947. The "Jeju 4.3 events" were a series of armed uprisings and counterinsurgency actions that occurred between 1947 and 1954 in the rugged landscape around Mt. Halla in Jeju Province...



Missing
Persons and Politics
Jenny Edkins
Stories of the missing offer profound insights into the tension between how political systems see us and how we see each other. In Missing, Jenny Edkins highlights stories from a range of circumstances that shed light on this critical...



Mixed Signals
U.S. Human Rights Policy and Latin America
Kathryn Sikkink
"Nowhere did two understandings of U.S. identity—human rights and anticommunism—come more in conflict with each other than they did in Latin America. To refocus U.S. policy on human rights and democracy required a rethinking of U.S. policy as a whole...



Moral Victories
How Activists Provoke Multilateral Action
Susan Burgerman
In the 1980s, security forces and paramilitary organizations killed, abducted, or tortured an estimated 80,000 Salvadoran citizens. During this period, the government of Guatemala was responsible for the death or disappearance of more than 100,000...



No Path Home
Humanitarian Camps and the Grief of Displacement
Elizabeth Cullen Dunn, Elizabeth C. Dunn
For more than 60 million displaced people around the world, humanitarian aid has become a chronic condition. No Path Home describes its symptoms in detail. Elizabeth Cullen Dunn shows how war creates a deeply damaged world in which the structures that allow people to occupy social roles, constitute economic value, preserve bodily integrity, and...



Norms in International Relations
The Struggle against Apartheid
Audie Jeanne Klotz



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