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Dangerous Sanctuaries
Refugee Camps, Civil War, and the Dilemmas of Humanitarian Aid
Sarah Kenyon Lischer
Vital reading for anyone concerned with how refugee flows affect the dynamics of conflicts around the world.



Unexpected Power
Conflict and Change among Transnational Activists
Shareen Hertel
U.S. human rights advocacy has long focused on civil and political rights-issues such as torture, censorship, and lack of democratic freedoms abroad. In the 1990s a series of high-profile anti-sweatshop and fair-trade campaigns shifted the spotlight...



Keepers of the Flame
Understanding Amnesty International
Stephen Hopgood
The first in-depth look at working life inside a major human rights organization.



Workers' Rights as Human Rights
Until recently, the international human rights movement and nongovernmental organizations, human rights scholars, and even labor organizations and advocates have given little attention to worker rights as human rights. James A. Gross finds, however...



Final Solutions
Mass Killing and Genocide in the 20th Century
Benjamin A. Valentino
Benjamin A. Valentino finds that ethnic hatreds or discrimination, undemocratic systems of government, and dysfunctions in society play a much smaller role in mass killing and genocide than is commonly assumed. He shows that the impetus for mass...



A Not-So-Distant Horror
Mass Violence in East Timor
Joseph Nevins
On August 30, 1999, in a United Nations-sponsored ballot, East Timor voted for independence from Indonesia and for an end to a brutal military occupation. Upon the announcement of the result, Indonesian troops and their paramilitary proxies launched a...



Rules for the World
International Organizations in Global Politics
Michael Barnett, Martha Finnemore
Provides an innovative perspective on the behavior of international organizations and their effects on global politics.



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...



Unfair Advantage
Workers' Freedom of Association in the United States under International Human Rights Standards
Lance Compa
We are not shy about reporting human rights abuses around the globe. We are much more reluctant to recognize them at home. This book exposes the violations of human rights witnessed daily in workplaces across our country. Based on detailed case...



Dams and Development
Transnational Struggles for Water and Power
Sanjeev Khagram
Big dams built for irrigation, power, water supply, and other purposes were among the most potent symbols of economic development for much of the twentieth century. Of late they have become a lightning rod for challenges to this vision of development...



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