Volume 1 (2001)

Issue 1


by Tom Farer

Keywords: history; human rights organizations; non-governmental organizations (NGOs); human rights scholarship

Challenging the Gendered Hegemony of Space: Acknowledging 'Difference' in Development Planning

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

Human Rights from Paper to Practice: How Far Have We Come?

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

Democratization and Human Rights: Affinity or Tension? 

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

The Deconstruction of Refugees and the Reconstruction of History

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

China's Cautious Participation in the UN Human Rights Regime

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

Issue 2

Now We Know About Pinochet, but Where Do We Go from Here?

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

Shaping Asylum: The Power of Language

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

"¡Tierra y libertad!" A 100 Year-Old Echo for the Maya of Chiapas

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

Universal Human Rights and Cultural Diversity

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

Universality by Consensus: The Evolution of Universality in the Drafting of the UDHR

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

Assessing the Concept of Human Rights in Africa

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

Enslaved to Fashion: Corporations, Consumers, and the Campaign for Worker Rights in the Global Economy

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.

Issue 3

Publish Not Punish: The Contested Truth of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission

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.

Reshaping the Present and Constructing the Future through Remembering the Past

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

The Indivisibility of Economic and Political Rights

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

Loosening the Bounds of Human Rights: Global Justice and the Theory of 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

Issue 4

Capitalizing on Market Reforms: Facets of Legal Development in Contemporary China

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

Darkness in Anthropology

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

Feeling the Heat of Human Rights Branding: Bringing Transnational Corporations within the International Human Rights Fence

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

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