Human Rights in International Relations

Human Rights in International Relation is authored by David p. Forsythe and published by Compbridge University Publications. This is translated by Mohammad Amin Ahmadi and published by Avicenna Publication with the following Characteristics:

Name of the Book: Human Rights in International Relations

Text book for Master Degree in International Relation

Author: David P. Forsythe

Translation: Mohammad Amin Ahmadi with Mozaffar Khawari

Edit: Mohammad Sadiq Dehqan

Brief Information about the Author and the Book

David Forsythe’s successful textbook provides an authoritative overview of the place of human rights in international politics. A central paradox summarizes developments: while human rights is more firmly established in international law than ever before, the actual protection of human rights faces increased challenges. The book focuses on four central themes: the resilience of human rights norms, the importance of “soft” law, the key role of non-governmental organizations, and the changing nature of state sovereignty. Human rights standards are examined according to global, regional, and national levels of analysis with
a separate chapter dedicated to transnational corporations. This third edition has been updated to reflect recent events, notably the persistence of both militant Islam and tough counterterrorism policies, the growing power of China and other states not entirely sympathetic to many human rights, and various economic difficulties which highlight the costs associated with a serious attention to human rights. Containing chapter-by-chapter guides to further reading and discussion questions, this book will be of interest to undergraduate and graduate students of human rights, and their teachers.

David p. Forsythe is Emeritus Professor at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where he was Charles J. Mach Distinguished Professor of Political Science. He is the author of numerous International Relations titles, including The Humanitarians: The International Committee of the Red Cross (2005). He is the general editor of Encyclopedia of Human Rights (2009, five vols.), which won the Dartmouth Medal as the best reference work published in the United States that year.

Themes in International Relations

This new series of textbooks aims to provide students with authoritative surveys of central topics in the study of International Relations. Intended for upper level undergraduates and graduates, the books will be concise, accessible, and comprehensive. Each volume will examine the main theoretical and empirical aspects of the subject concerned, and its relation to wider debates in International Relations, and will also include chapter-by-chapter guides to further reading and discussion questions.

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