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Brysk, Alison 1960-

Works: 69 works in 228 publications in 2 languages and 10,612 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Ethnographic films  Case studies  History  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
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From tribal village to global village : Indian rights and international relations in Latin America by Alison Brysk( Book )
8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 778 libraries worldwide
"This book tells the story of the unexpected impact of the Indian rights movement on world politics, from reforming the United Nations to evicting oil companies. Using a constructivist theoretical approach that synthesizes international relations, social movement theory, ethnic politics, and work on democratic transitions, the author argues that marginalized people have responded to globalization with new, internationalized forms of identity politics that reconstruct power relations." "Based on case studies from Ecuador, Mexico Brazil, Nicaragua, and Bolivia, this book analyzes the implications of these human rights experiences for all of Latin America's 40 million indigenous citizens, and the 300 million native people throughout the world. The thematic organization of the book allows the author to trace distinctive dynamics of interstate relations, global markets, and transnational civil society. The book concludes with an analysis of the movement's impact and policy recommendations."--Jacket
Globalization and human rights ( Book )
20 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 731 libraries worldwide
In this landmark volume, Alison Brysk has assembled an impressive array of scholars to address new questions about globalization and human rights. Is globalization generating both problems and opportunities? Are new problems replacing or intensifying state repression? How effective are new forms of human rights accountability?
People out of place : globalization, human rights, and the citizenship gap by Alison Brysk( Book )
17 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 405 libraries worldwide
This collection explores how, in an era of globalization, different nations' distinct traditions of national citizenship and universal rights affect their responses to global migration, markets and international ties
The politics of human rights in Argentina : protest, change, and democratization by Alison Brysk( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 394 libraries worldwide
Under Argentina's military dictatorship of 1976-83, tens of thousands of Argentine citizens disappeared - having been abducted, tortured, and finally murdered by their own government. This book is the most comprehensive treatment of the emergence, successes, and failures of the Argentine human rights movement - the only force that resisted the unspeakable atrocities of state terror. At the risk of their lives, grieving mothers and grandmothers, civil libertarians, and religious figures used a unique combination of symbolic protest, information gathering, and international pressure to demand accountability from the state and to defend the victims of repression. The movement played a key role in Argentina's 1983 transition to democracy. Under democracy, the movement continued to work for accountability for past human rights violations through a presidential investigatory commission, criminal trials of former military rulers, and the tracing of "missing" children who had been illegally adopted. The author also analyzes the role of the human rights movement in a range of Alfonsin-era legal and social reforms. Why was a group of relatively powerless ordinary citizens able to successfully resist and challenge a brutal, authoritarian state? How could a social movement catalyze and shape democratization? Moving beyond the case study, the book extends the theoretical "new social movement" perspective to a theory of symbolic politics in which changes in agenda and challenges to legitimacy transformed both state and society. This approach explains why the very strategies that enabled the Argentine human rights movement to survive dictatorship and to catalyze sweeping reforms have limited the movement's ability to truly institutionalize human rights in today's Argentina
Global good Samaritans : human rights as foreign policy by Alison Brysk( Book )
20 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 352 libraries worldwide
"In a troubled world where millions die at the hands of their own governments and societies, some states risk their citizens' lives, considerable portions of their national budgets, and repercussions from opposing states to protect helpless foreigners. Dozens of Canadian peacekeepers have died in Afghanistan defending humanitarian reconstruction in a shattered faraway land with no ties to their own. Each year, Sweden contributes over $3 billion to aid the world's poorest citizens and struggling democracies, asking nothing in return. And, a generation ago, Costa Rica defied U.S. power to broker a peace accord that ended civil wars in three neighboring countries - and has now joined with principled peers like South Africa to support the United Nations' International Criminal Court, despite U.S. pressure and aid cuts. Hundreds of thousands of refugees are alive today because they have been sheltered by one of these nations." "Global Good Samaritans looks at the reasons why and how some states promote human rights internationally, arguing that humanitarian internationalism is more than episodic altruism - it is a pattern of persistent principled politics. Human rights as a principled foreign policy defies the realist prediction of untrammeled pursuit of national interest, and suggests the utility of constructivist approaches that investigate the role of ideas, identities, and influences on state action. Brysk shows how a diverse set of democratic middle powers, inspired by visionary leaders and strong civil societies, came to see the linkage between their long-term interest and the common good. She concludes that state promotion of global human rights may be an option for many more members of the international community and that the international human rights regime can be strengthened at the interstate level, alongside social movement campaigns and the struggle for the democratization of global governance."--Jacket
Human rights and private wrongs : constructing global civil society by Alison Brysk( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 343 libraries worldwide
Human Rights and Private Wrongs breaks new ground by considering a series of fascinating issues that are normally ignored by human rights specialists because they are too "private" to consider as policy issues: children's labor migration; refugee policy towards unaccompanied minors; financial matters of investor and business responsibility; and complex questions involving access to the benefits of pharmaceutical research, transnational organ trafficking, and the control over genetic research
From human trafficking to human rights : reframing contemporary slavery ( Book )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 277 libraries worldwide
Over the last decade, public, political, and scholarly attention has focused on human trafficking and contemporary forms of slavery. Yet as human rights scholars Alison Brysk and Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick argue, most current work tends to be more descriptive and focused on trafficking for sexual exploitation. In From Human Trafficking to Human Rights, Brysk, Choi-Fitzpatrick, and a cast of experts demonstrate that it is time to recognize human trafficking as more a matter of human rights and social justice, rooted in larger structural issues relating to the global economy, human security, U.S. foreign policy, and labor and gender relations. Such reframing involves overcoming several of the most difficult barriers to the development of human rights discourse: women's rights as human rights, labor rights as a confluence of structure and agency, the interdependence of migration and discrimination, the ideological and policy hegemony of the United States in setting the terms of debate, and a politics of global justice and governance. Throughout this volume, the argument is clear: a deep human rights approach can improve analysis and response by recovering human rights principles that match protection with empowerment and recognize the interdependence of social rights and personal freedoms. Together, contributors to the volume conclude that rethinking trafficking requires moving our orientation from sex to slavery, from prostitution to power relations, and from rescue to rights. On the basis of this argument, From Human Trafficking to Human Rights offers concrete policy approaches to improve the global response necessary to end slavery responsibly. -- Book Flap
Speaking rights to power : constructing political will by Alison Brysk( Book )
13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
"How can 'Speaking Rights to Power' construct political will to respond to human rights abuse worldwide? Examining dozens of cases of human rights campaigns and using an innovative analysis of the politics of persuasion, this book shows how communication politics build recognition, solidarity, and social change. Building on twenty years of research on five continents, this comprehensive study ranges from Aung San Suu Kyi to Anna Hazare, from Congo to Colombia, and from the Arab Spring to Pussy Riot. Speaking Rights to Power addresses cutting edge debates on human rights and the ethic of care, cosmopolitanism, charismatic leadership, communicative action and political theater, and the role of social media. It draws on constructivist literature from social movement and international relations theory, and analyzes human rights as a form of global social imagination. Combining a normative contribution with judicious critique, this book shows how human rights rhetoric matters-and how to make it matter more."--Publisher's website
National insecurity and human rights : democracies debate counterterrorism by Alison Brysk( Book )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
Down To Earth - Adobe In New Mexico by Mark Freeman( visu )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 138 libraries worldwide
This multidisciplinary social history investigates the contributions of New Mexico's diverse cultures to the state's unique architectural heritage. Today adobe is often associated with wealth and the "Santa Fe Style," yet adobe architecture also continues to play a vital role in Native American and Hispanic cultures in New Mexico. Adobe is not just a building material. Its formal and structural elements cannot be divorced from its social, cultural, and environmental functions. Down to Earth explores the increasing pressures of tourism and development and illustrates the relationship between the environment of New Mexico and the continuity of cultural tradition
The politics of the globalization of law : getting from rights to justice by Alison Brysk( Book )
13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
How does the globalization of law, the emergence of multiple and shifting venues of legal accountability, enhance or evade the fulfillment of international human rights? Alison Brysk's edited volume aims to assess the institutional and political factors that determine the influence of the globalization of law on the realization of human rights. The globalization of law has the potential to move the international human rights regime from the generation of norms to the fulfillment of rights, through direct enforcement, reshaping state policy, granting access to civil society, and global governance of transnational forces. In this volume, an international and interdisciplinary team of scholars explores the development of new norms, mechanisms, and practices of international legal accountability for human rights abuse, and tests their power in a series of "hard cases." The studies find that new norms and mechanisms have been surprisingly effective globally, in terms of treaty adherence, international courts, regime change, and even the diffusion of citizenship rights, but this effect is conditioned by regional and domestic structures of influence and access. However, law has a more mixed impact on abuses in Mexico, Israel-Palestine and India. Brysk concludes that the globalization of law is transforming sovereignty and fostering the shift from norms to fulfillment, but that peripheral states and domains often remain beyond the reach of this transformation. Theoretically framed, but comprised of empirical case material, this edited volume will be useful for both graduate students and academics in law, political science, human rights, international relations, global and international studies, and law and society
Expanding human rights : 21st century norms and governance ( Book )
7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
"Expanding human rights gives a comprehensive overview of current human rights issues and the outlook for the future. The contributors present evidence of new methods for enforcing existing rights and new strategies for further development through in-depth analysis of campaigns and reforms from Eastern Europe, Japan, India, Africa and the US. These include rights of indigenous peoples, food and water rights, violence against women, child mortality and international financial and corporate responsibility"--Back cover
Economic adjustment and ethnic conflict in Bolivia, Peru, and Mexico by Alison Brysk( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
The Yidishe gauchos ( visu )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Tells of Jews escaping persecution and pogroms in late nineteenth-century Eastern Europe to settle in the Pampas of Argentina. Includes oral histories, archival footage, and interviews with scholars
De la tribu a la aldea global : derechos de los pueblos indígenas, redes transnacionales y relaciones internacionales en América Latina by Alison Brysk( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 22 libraries worldwide
The political impact of Argentina's human rights movement : social movements, transition and democratization by Alison Brysk( Archival Material )
5 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Family of the Caribbean ( visu )
in No Linguistic Content and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Exploring Caribbean culture, this program looks at the music, visual arts, dance, theater, literature, and people of the Caribbean. It shows the Carifesta festival of the arts and highlights the many levels of shared experience and expression found in the highly multicultural region
The eagle's children ( visu )
in No Linguistic Content and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Mexican-American "danzantes" travel to Chalma, Central Texas, and San Diego as they rediscover their indigenous heritage
Families and Flowers by Mark Freeman( visu )
in No Linguistic Content and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The flower-growing industry in northern San Diego County is in many ways a microcosm of our rapidly changing society. Encinitas, California - the once self-proclaimed "flower capital of the world" - is facing daunting challenges. Economic growth and increased population are putting more demands on land, water and energy resources. New subdivisions continue to replace former growing-fields and greenhouses. Environmental concerns and regulations are seen by some as a threat to profitability. International competition is fierce. And capital costs and public concern may limit the potential of a biotech revolution in the flower fields. Despite the challenges facing agriculture in an exploding suburban economy, third-generation, family-owned businesses continue to thrive in San Diego County, models of adaptability and perseverance
Coalitions of the caring : inter-state networks for human rights by Alison Brysk( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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Alison Brysk American political scientist
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