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The Resource Evidence for hope : making human rights work in the 21st century, Kathryn Sikkink

Evidence for hope : making human rights work in the 21st century, Kathryn Sikkink

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Evidence for hope : making human rights work in the 21st century
Title
Evidence for hope
Title remainder
making human rights work in the 21st century
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Kathryn Sikkink
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Language
eng
Summary
A history of the successes of the human rights movement and a case for why human rights work. Evidence for Hope makes the case that, yes, human rights work. Critics may counter that the movement is in serious jeopardy or even a questionable byproduct of Western imperialism. They point out that Guantanamo is still open, the Arab Spring protests have been crushed, and governments are cracking down on NGOs everywhere. But respected human rights expert Kathryn Sikkink draws on decades of research and fieldwork to provide a rigorous rebuttal to pessimistic doubts about human rights laws and institutions. She demonstrates that change comes slowly and as the result of struggle, but in the long term, human rights movements have been vastly effective.Attacks on the human rights movement's credibility are based on the faulty premise that human rights ideas emerged in North America and Europe and were imposed on developing southern nations. Starting in the 1940s, Latin American leaders and activists were actually early advocates for the international protection of human rights. Sikkink shows that activists and scholars disagree about the efficacy of human rights because they use different yardsticks to measure progress. Comparing the present to the past, she shows that genocide and violence against civilians have declined over time, while access to healthcare and education has increased dramatically. Cognitive and news biases contribute to pervasive cynicism, but Sikkink's investigation into past and current trends indicates that human rights is not in its twilight
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BTCTA
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1955-
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Sikkink, Kathryn
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Human rights and crimes against humanity
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  • Human rights
  • Human rights movements
  • Human rights
  • Human rights movements
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Evidence for hope : making human rights work in the 21st century, Kathryn Sikkink
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-300) and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 318 pages
Isbn
9780691170626
Lccn
2017941736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)974675989
Label
Evidence for hope : making human rights work in the 21st century, Kathryn Sikkink
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 318 pages
Isbn
9780691170626
Lccn
2017941736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)974675989

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