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The leading rogue state : the United States and human rights

Author: Judith R Blau
Publisher: Boulder : Paradigm Publishers, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Documents how the United States has, for decades, declined to ratify widely accepted UN treaties addressing inadequate housing, poverty, children's rights, health care, racial discrimination, migrant workers and many other basic human rights. Providing a topical survey, the contributors build a case and specific agendas for the nation to change course and join the world community as a protector of human rights. From  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Leading rogue state.
Boulder : Paradigm Publishers, ©2008
(OCoLC)646571893
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judith R Blau
ISBN: 9781594515880 1594515883 9781594515897 1594515891
OCLC Number: 212008907
Description: x, 252 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Human vulnerabilities : on individual and social rights / Bryan S. Turner --
Rights to housing / Dave Overfelt and David L. Brunsma --
Health as a human right / Antonio Ugalde and Núria Homedes --
Labor rights and rights of workers / Vincent J. Roscigno and Andrew W. Martin --
Rights of the child / Brian K. Gran --
Rights of migrants and minorities / Cecilia Menjívar and Rubén G. Rumbaut --
Women's rights / Tola Olu Pearce --
Rights of people with disabilities / Jean M. Lynch --
Rights of indigenous peoples / Keri E. Iyall Smith --
The human right to sexual and gender self-expression / Gerald F. Lackey --
Language rights as human rights / Tanya Golash-Boza and Douglas Parker --
Cultural rights / Rodney D. Coates --
Rights to water, food, and development / Jenniffer M. Santos-Hernández and John Barnshaw --
Environmental rights / Damayanti Banerjee --
Rights of prisoners / Angela Hattery and Earl Smith --
Human rights and international humanitarian law / John Hagan and Wenona Rymond-Richmond --
Rights to participate in democracy / Mark Freezo --
The social forum process and human rights / Marina Karides --
Freedom and security / Judith Blau and Alberto Moncada.
Responsibility: edited by Judith Blau [and others].
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