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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...



Phan Chau Trinh and His Political Writings
Phan Chau Trinh
Phan Chau Trinh (1872-1926) was the earliest proponent of democracy and popular rights in Vietnam. Throughout his life, he favored a moderate approach to political change and advised the country's leaders to seek gradual progress for Vietnam...



Prescription for the People
An Activist’s Guide to Making Medicine Affordable for All
Fran Quigley
In Prescription for the People, Fran Quigley diagnoses our inability to get medicines to the people who need them and then prescribes the cure. He delivers a clear and convincing argument for a complete shift in the global and U.S. approach to developing and providing essential medicines—and a primer on how to make that change happen. Globally...



Profits and Principles
Global Capitalism and Human Rights in China
Michael A. Santoro
After the Tiananmen Square massacre, a vigorous international debate erupted, not only about human rights in China, but also about the role of multinational firms. Should corporations do business in China at all? Should corporations take a stand on...



Protection by Persuasion
International Cooperation in the Refugee Regime
Alexander Betts
Protection by Persuasion makes clear that refugee protection is a global concern, most effectively addressed when geographic realities are overridden by the perception of interdependence.



Rape during Civil War
Dara Kay Cohen
Rape is common during wartime, but even within the context of the same war, some armed groups perpetrate rape on a massive scale while others never do. In Rape during Civil War Dara Kay Cohen examines variation in the severity and perpetrators of rape using an original dataset of reported rape during all major civil wars from 1980 to...



Rights, Not Interests
Resolving Value Clashes under the National Labor Relations Act
James A. Gross
This provocative book by the leading historian of the National Labor Relations Board offers a reexamination of the NLRB and the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by applying internationally accepted human rights principles as standards for judgment. These new standards challenge every orthodoxy in U.S. labor law and labor relations. James 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.



A Shameful Business
The Case for Human Rights in the American Workplace
James A. Gross
This book encourages a bold new vision for workers, whether organized or not, that would signify a radical rethinking of social values and the concept of workplace rights and justice in the courtroom, the boardroom, and on the shop floor.



Survival Migration
Failed Governance and the Crisis of Displacement
Alexander Betts
Betts develops the concept of "survival migration" to highlight the recent phenomenon of people fleeing failed or fragile states that are unable or unwilling to ensure their basic rights.



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