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Human rights and the negotiation of American power

Author: Glenn Tatsuya Mitoma
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2013.
Series: Pennsylvania studies in human rights.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The American attitude toward human rights is deemed inconsistent, even hypocritical: while the United States is characterized (or self-characterized) as a global leader in promoting human rights, the nation has consistently restrained broader interpretations of human rights and held international enforcement mechanisms at arm's length. Human Rights and the Negotiation of American Power examines the causes,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn Tatsuya Mitoma
ISBN: 9780812245066 0812245067
OCLC Number: 812791719
Description: 226 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Human rights hegemony in the American century --
The study of peace, human rights, and international organization --
A Pacific charter --
Carlos Romulo, freedom of information, and the Philippine pattern --
Charles Malik, the International Bill of Rights, and ultimate things --
The NAACP, the ABA, and the logic of containment --
Toward universal human rights.
Series Title: Pennsylvania studies in human rights.
Responsibility: Glenn Mitoma.
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