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The ambivalence of good : human rights in international politics since the 1940s

Author: Jan Eckel; Rachel Ward
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Oxford studies in modern European history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The Ambivalence of Good' examines the genesis and evolution of international human rights politics since the 1940s. Focusing on key developments such as the shaping of the UN human rights system, decolonization, the rise of Amnesty International, the campaigns against the Pinochet dictatorship, the moral politics of Western governments, or dissidence in Eastern Europe, the book traces how human rights profoundly, if  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Eckel; Rachel Ward
ISBN: 9780198783367 0198783361
OCLC Number: 1053903924
Description: 446 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The ambivalence of good --
Prologue: The "pre-history" of human rights as a historiographical problem --
Human rights policy in the United Nations --
Human rights in the Council of Europe and in the Organization of American States --
NGOs and human rights --
Human rights and decolonization --
Amnesty Interntional and the reinvention of Western human rights activism --
Human rights in Western foreign policy --
The Pinochet dictatorship in international politics --
Human rights, communism, and dissidence in Eastern Europe --
Human rights in the postcolonial world --
Series Title: Oxford studies in modern European history.
Other Titles: Ambivalenz des Guten.
Responsibility: Jan Eckel ; translated by Rachel Ward.
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The 20th century was marked by the emergence of human rights and their power to transform international relations, but not everyone who claimed human rights wanted to make the world a better place,  Read more...


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