Volume 1 (2001)
by Tom Farer
Keywords: history; human rights organizations; non-governmental organizations (NGOs); human rights scholarship
by Laura Hebert
Gender, Planning and Human Rights, Edited by Tovi Fenster. International Studies of Women and Place Series. New York: Routledge, 1999. 240pp.
Keywords: gender; hegemony; international development
by Gerald Robert Pace
The Power of Human Rights: International Norms and Domestic Change, Edited by Thomas Risse, Steve C. Ropp, and Kathryn Sikkink. New York: Cambridge University Press (Cambridge Studies in International Relations, 66). 308pp.
Keywords: universality; norms and practices; national implementation; advocacy groups
by Sharon Healey
Democratization and the Protection of Human Rights: Challenges and Contradictions. Edited by Patricia J. Campbell and Kathleen Mahoney-Norris. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1998. 140pp.
Keywords: democratization; universality; indivisibility
by Peter W. Van Arsdale
States and Strangers: Refugees and Displacements of Statecraft. By Navzat Soguk. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press (Borderlines Series, No. 11), 1999. 328pp.
Keywords: refugees; internally displaced people; social constructivism; history
by Greg Moore
China, the United Nations, and Human Rights: The Limits of Compliance. By Ann Kent. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999. 336pp.
Keywords: cultural relativism; Asian values; China; United Nations; treaty law
by Gerald Robert Pace
Chile Under Pinochet: Uncovering the Truth by Mark Ensalaco. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999. 296pp.
Keywords: Augosto Pinochet; Chile; truth and reconciliation; impunity; International Criminal Court
by Teresa Tellechea
Arguing about Asylum: The Complexity of Refugee Debates in Europe by Nicklaus Steiner. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. 186pp.
Keywords: asylum; refugees; Europe; social constructivism
by Sharon Healey
Conflict in Chiapas: Understanding the Modern Mayan World by Worth H. Weller. North Manchester, IN: DeWitt Books, 2000. 152pp.
Keywords: Mexico; Chiapas; Zapatistas; Mayan people
by Hilde Hey
Human Rights: New Perspectives, New Realities, edited by Adamantia Pollis and Peter Schwab. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2000. 259pp.
Keywords: universality; relativism; cultural diversity
by Amy Eckert
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Origins, Drafting & Intent, by Johannes Morsink. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press (Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights), 2000. 400pp.
Keywords: Universal Declaration of Human Rights; history; diplomacy; United Nations; theory and philosophy
by Paul J. Magnarella
Human Rights in Africa: The Conflict of Implementation by Richard Amoako Baah. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2000. 123pp.
Keywords: Africa; Akan; human dignity; universality; relativism; origins of human rights
by George DeMartino
Levi's Children: Coming to Terms with Human Rights in the Global Marketplace by Karl Schoenberger. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2000. 288pp.
Keywords: Levis Corporation; labor rights; neoliberal economic policy; globalization; corporate codes of conduct; social justice
NOTE: Karl Schoenberger responded in part to this review essay, in Volume 22, No. 1 (2002) of the SAIS Review. HRHW has reprinted this article with permission of The Johns Hopkins University Press. Click here to access this article.
by Todd Landman
After the TRC: Reflections on Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa, Wilmot James and Linda van de Vijver, Editors. Athens: Ohio University Press and Cape Town: David Philip Publishers, 2000. 228pp.
Looking Back, Reaching Forward: Reflections on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa , Charles Villa-Vicencio and Wilhelm Verwoerd, Editors. Cape Town: University of Cape Town Press and London: Zed Books, 2000. 322pp.
Keywords: South Africa, explanation, history, memory, democratic transition, democratic transformation, restoration, retribution, just war.
by Mercedes Barros
When History is a Nightmare: Lives and Memories of Ethnic Cleansing in Bosnia Herzegovina by Stevan Weine. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1999. 259 pp.
The Politics of Memory: Truth, Healing and Social Justice by Ifi Amadiume and Abdullahi An-Na’im. New York: Zed Books, 2000. 207 pp.
Keywords: social justice, healing and reconciliation, legal accountability, reparation, truth commissions, ethnic cleansing, post-conflict societies, collective memories
by Linda M. Keller
Development as Freedom by Amartya Sen. New York: Knopf, 1999 (Paperback Edition: Random House, 2000). 366pp.
Keywords: development; poverty; economic and social rights; indivisibility; freedom; social justice
by Christina Jones-Pauly
Bounds of Justice by Onora O'Neill. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000. 219pp.
Keywords: social justice, theory and philosophy
By Stefanie Elbern
Law and Justice in China’s New Marketplace by Ronald C. Keith and Zhiqiu Lin. New York: Palgrave, 2001. 315pp.
Profits and Principles: Global Capitalism and Human Rights in China by Michael A. Santoro. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2000. 256pp.
Keywords: China; rule of law; market capitalism; property rights
By Peter Van Arsdale
Darkness in El Dorado: How Scientists and Journalists Devastated the Amazon by Patrick Tierney. New York: W.W. Norton, 2000. 417pp.
and related documents.
Keywords: anthropology; Amazon; Venezuela; Brazil; Yanomami; Napoleon Chagnon; James Neel
By Robert McCorquodale
Human Rights Standards and the Responsibility of Transnational Corporations edited by Michael K. Addo. The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 1999. 384pp.
Keywords: globalization; transnational corporations (TNCs); universality; indivisibility