Volume 6 (2006)

Are Workers Rights Human Rights and Would It Matter If They Were?

By Richard McIntyre

Slaves to Fashion: Poverty and Abuse in the New Sweatshops by J.S. Ross. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2004. 396pp.

Can Labor Standards Improve Under Globalization? by Kimberly Ann Elliott and Richard B. Freeman. Washington: Institute for International Economics, 2003. 175pp.

Keywords: capitalist development; globalization; labor rights; labor standards; non-governmental organizations; NGOs; social norms; sweatshops

The Limits of Intervention—Humanitarian or Otherwise

By J. Peter Pham

The Dark Sides of Virtue: Reassessing International Humanitarianism by David Kennedy. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004. 400 pp.

At the Point of a Gun: Democratic Dreams and Armed Intervention by David Rieff. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005. 288 pp.

Keywords: democratization, international law, humanitarian crises, state-building

Religion, Politics and Human Rights: Understanding the Role of Christianity in the Promotion of Human Rights

By Barbara Ann Rieffer

The Global Face of Public Faith by David Hollenbach. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2003. 259pp.

For All Peoples and All Nations by John Nurser. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2005. 209pp.

Keywords: liberalism; pluralism; privatization of religion; civil society; religious mobilization; proselytism

How to Recapture Human Rights within the Political: Validating the Discourse Theory Approach

By Magdalena Zolkos

Human Rights and Democracy: Discourse Theory and Global Rights Institutions by Eva Erman. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005. 243 pp.

Keywords: political rights; democratic theory; discourse theory; human rights institutions; emancipatory effect of human rights

The Profit Motive: Can Corporate Networks be an Effective Conduit for Improving Worker Rights?

By Alisa DiCaprio

Can Labor Standards Improve Under Globalization? By Kimberly Elliott and Richard Freeman. Washington: Institute for International Economics, 2003. 179pp.

Rising Above Sweatshops: Innovative Approaches to Global Labor Challenges. Edited by Laura Hartman, Denis Arnold and Richard Wokutch. Westport: Praeger Publishers, 2003. 414pp.

Transnational Corporations and Human Rights. Edited by Jedrzej Frynas and Scott Pegg. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. 223pp.

Keywords: labor standards, trade, multinational corporations, free trade agreements, development, worker rights

In Plain Sight? Human Trafficking and Research Challenges

By Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick

In Modern Bondage: Sex Trafficking in the Americas. Edited by David E. Guinn and Elissa Steglich. Ardsley, NY: Transnational Publishers, 2003. 475pp.

Keywords: human trafficking; modern slavery; forced labor; globalization; sex trafficking; caribbean; central america; qualitative research

Learning from Practice: Reframing the Scholarly Dialogue on Children’s Rights and Sexuality

By Jean Scandlyn

Of Innocence and Autonomy: Children, Sex and Human Rights. Edited by Eric Heinze. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000. 208pp.

Keywords: children's rights; sexual exploitation; tourism; trafficking

Synthesis v. Purity and Large-N Studies: How Might we Assess the Gap between Promise and Performance?

By Will H. Moore

Protecting Human Rights: A Comparative Study by Todd Landman. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2005, 231pp.

Keywords: agent-structure; constructivism; defacto; dejure; large-n; realism

Addressing the Gaps—Promise and Performance, Synthesis and Purity, Large-N and Small-N: A Response to Moore

By Todd Landman

Polemics in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

By Jerome Slater

The Case for Israel by Alan Dershowitz. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, 2003. 264pp.

Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History by Norman G. Finkelstein. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005. 332pp.

Keywords: Israel; Palestine; Finkelstein; Dershowitz; anti-Semitism

Examining the Declining Utility of Military Force

By Ali Wyne

The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War by Andrew J. Bacevich. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. 270pp.

Keywords: militarism; national security; utility of military force; information power; global public opinion; the internet

Contending Interventions: Coming to Terms with the Practice and Process of Enforcing Compliance

By Emilian Kavalski

The Purpose of Intervention: Changing Beliefs about the Use of Force by Martha Finnemore. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2004. 174pp.

International Intervention in the Post-Cold War World: Moral Responsibility and Power Politics edited by Michael C. Davis, Wolfgang Dietrich, Bettina Scholdan, and Dieter Sepp. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 2004. 332pp.

Keywords: compliance; enforcement; international intervention; legal and military solution of conflicts; norms and rules; socialization

Globalization and the Construction of Universal Human Rights

By Eric K. Leonard

The History of Human Rights: From Ancient Times to the Globalization Era by Micheline R. Ishay. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004.

Constructing Human Rights in the Age of Globalization edited by Mahmood Monshipouri, Neil Englehart, Andrew J. Nathan and Kavita Philip. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2003.

Keywords: constructed universals; dialogical cosmopolitanism; globalization; postinternationalism; ontology; social constructivism; universal rights

The Promise and Peril of Public Anthropology

By Ben Feinberg

Why America’s Top Pundits Are Wrong: Anthropologists Talk Back edited by Catherine Besteman and Hugh Gusterson. University of California Press: Berkeley, 2005. 282 pp.

Anthropologists in the Public Sphere: Speaking Out on War, Peace, and American Power edited by Roberto J. González. University of Texas Press: Austin, 2004. 288 pp.

Threatening Anthropology: McCarthyism and the FBI’s Surveillance of Activist Anthropologists by David H. Price. Duke University Press: Durham, 2004. 426 pp.

Keywords: anthropology; mass media; discourse; cultural identity

Adolf Eichmann: Understanding Evil in Form and Content

By Matthew S. Weinert

Criminal Case 40/61, the Trial of Adolf Eichmann by Harry Mulisch. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005.

Keywords: evil; cruelty; Adolf Eichmann; Holocaust

Escaping the Cultural Context of Human Rights

By Andrew Fagan

The Liberal Archipelago: A Theory of Diversity and Freedom by Chandran Kukathas. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2003. pp.292

Keywords: cultural belonging; cultural dialogue; right of exit; cosmopolitanism

Beyond Power Politics: International Law and Human Rights Discourse in the Post-9/11 World

By J. Peter Pham

Imperialism, Sovereignty and the Making of International Law by Antony Anghie. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2005. 356 pp.

Keywords: democracy; international law; terrorism; universality

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