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Human Rights and International Relations - R. J. Vincent

Human Rights and International Relations

Paperback Published: 9th March 1987
ISBN: 9780521339957
Number Of Pages: 196

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This book is about the impact of human rights on the relations among states. It seeks to bring together in one place an account of the theory of human rights (what they are; where they come from; whether they are universal); a discussion of the part they play in contemporary international politics (including East-West and North-South relations); and a view of what ought to be done about them - especially by the western powers. The central policy recommendation made by Dr Vincent is that, as a project for international society, provision for subsistence rights has a strong claim to priority over other human rights. Dr Vincent's conclusion about the place of human rights in contemporary international society neither simply endorses the notion of the advance of cosmopolitan values on the society of states, nor rests on an observation of the continuing strength of state sovereignty. He shows how the grip of the sovereign state might in fact be tightened by its successful co-option of the international doctrine of human rights.

The idea of human rights
Human rights in Western political thought
Human rights and cultural relativism
Human rights in East-West relations
Human rights in North-South relations
Human rights in contemporary world society
Human rights and the theory of international relations
Human rights in foreign policy
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ISBN: 9780521339957
ISBN-10: 0521339952
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 9th March 1987
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.53 x 15.04  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.26