Volume 3 (2003)

Globalism, Human Rights and the Problem of Individualism

By Richard McIntyre

Global Economy, Global Justice: Theoretical Objections and Policy Alternatives to Neoliberalism by George F. DeMartino. New York: Routledge, 2000. 296 pp.

Keywords: globalization; economic, social and cultural rights.

Questioning the Universality of Human Rights

By Paul J. Magnarella

Universal Human Rights? edited by Robert G. Patman. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000. 244pp.

Dealing with Human Rights: Asian and Western Views on the Value of Human Rights edited by Martha Meijer. Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian Press, 2001. 183pp.

The Philosophy of Human Rights by Patrick Hayden. St. Paul: Paragon House, 2001. 686pp.

Keywords: universality; cultural relativism; Asian values; theory and philosophy; history.

Politics, Pragmatism and Human Rights

By Todd Landman

Human Rights Horizons: The Pursuit of Justice in a Globalizing World by Richard A. Falk. New York: Routledge, 2000. 288pp.

Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry by Michael Ignatieff (edited by Amy Guttman). Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001. 187pp.

Keywords: globalization; politics of human rights; global justice; human rights scholarship; theory and philosophy.

Beyond the Black Heart: The United States and Human Rights

By Daniel J. Whelan

The United States and Human Rights: Looking Inward and Outward edited by David P. Forsythe. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2000. 404pp.

In Our Own Best Interest: How Defending Human Rights Benefits Us All by William Shultz. Boston: Beacon Press, 2001. 235pp.

In the National Interest 2001: Human Rights Policies for the Bush Administration by the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights. New York: Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, 2001. 157pp.

Keywords: U.S. foreign policy; exceptionalism; indivisibility; human rights scholarship; advocacy; activism.

Addressing Fundamentalism by Legal and Spiritual Means

By Dan Wessner

Religion and Humane Global Governance by Richard Falk. New York: Palgrave, 2001. 191pp.

Gender and Human Rights in Islam and International Law: Equal Before Allah, Unequal Before Man? by Shaheen Sardar Ali. The Hague: Klewer Law International, 2000. 358pp.

Religious Fundamentalisms and the Human Rights of Women edited by Courtney W. Howland. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999. 326 pp.

The Islamic Quest for Democracy, Pluralism, and Human Rights by Ahmad S. Moussalli. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2001. 226 pp.

Keywords: religion; Islam; Christianity; democracy; pluralism; gender; fundamentalism

Affirming Universal Human Rights

By Richard Falk

Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice (Second Edition) by Jack Donnelly. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2003. 290pp.

Keywords: universality; relativism; human rights scholarship

Waging War for Human Rights: Toward a Moral-Legal Theory of Humanitarian Intervention

By Eric Heinze

Hard Choices: Moral Dilemmas in Humanitarian Intervention edited by Jonathan Moore. New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 1999. 322pp.

Humanitarian Intervention: Ethical, Legal, and Political Dilemmas edited by J. L. Holzgrefe and Robert O. Keohane. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003. 350pp.

Keywords: humanitarian intervention, international law, moral theory, international ethics, use of force, just war theory

Practicing Universality: The Inter-Disciplinary Imperatives of Human Rights

By Andrew Fagan

Human Rights: Universality in Practice by Peter R. Baehr. Hampshire, UK: Palgrave, 2001. 178pp.

Keywords: collective rights, division of academic labor, human rights scholarship, interdisciplinarity, universalism, women’s rights

The "Great Game" for the Twenty-first Century: Islamic Extremism and Central Asia

By Ian Sethre

Reaping the Whirlwind by Michael Griffin. London: Pluto Press, 2001. 272pp.

Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001. 281pp.

Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil, and Fundamentalism in Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000. 274pp.

Keywords: terrorism, Central Asia, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, islamic extremism, Taliban, Hizb Ut-Tahrirs

Giving Meaning to Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: A Continuing Struggle

By Kitty Arambulo

Giving Meaning to Economic, Social and Cultural Rights edited by Isfahan Merali and Valerie Oosterveld. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press (Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights), 2001. 280pp.

Keywords: International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; United Nations human rights treaty system; indivisibility; non-state actors; private sector; national human rights institutions

Much Truth about Truth Commissions

By Marten Zwanenburg

Unspeakable Truths: Confronting State Terror and Atrocity by Priscilla B. Hayner. New York: Routledge, 2002. 344pp.

Keywords: truth commissions, reconciliation, transitional justice

Can World Poverty be Eliminated?

By William F. Felice

World Poverty: New Policies to Defeat an Old Enemy edited by Peter Townsend and David Gordon. Bristol: The Policy Press, 2002. 454pp.

World Poverty and Human Rights: Cosmopolitan Responsibilities and Reforms by Thomas Pogge. Malden, MA: Blackwell/Polity, 2002. 264pp.

There is an Alternative: Subsistence and Worldwide Resistance to Corporate Globalization edited by Veronica Benholdt-Thomsen, Nicholas Faraclas, and Claudia von Werlhof. New York: Zed Books. 2001. 288pp.

Keywords: poverty, economic rights; social rights; globalization; international economics; international financial institutions


Emancipating the Slaves to Neoclassical Economics

By Karl Schoenberger

This short article responds in part to George DeMartino's Enslaved to Fashion: Corporations, Consumers, and the Campaign for Worker Rights in the Global Economy (HRHW, Volume 1, Issue 2), which reviewed Schoenberger's Levi's Children: Coming to Terms with Human Rights in Global Marketplace.

This article originally appeared in the SAIS Review 22:1 (2002): 81-85, © The Johns Hopkins University Press. Reproduced with permission of The Johns Hopkins University Press.

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