Volume 5 (2005)

Structures of Violence: The Proliferation of Atrocity Environments under the Brazilian Military Government and the Bush Administration

By Kara Martinez

Violence Workers: Police Torturers and Murderers Reconstruct Brazilian Atrocities by Martha K. Huggins, Mika Haritos-Fatouros, and Philip G. Zimbardo. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2002. 293 pp.

Keywords: systematic torture; institutionalized violence; atrocity workers; accountability; police and military institutions

Globalizing Democracy or Democratizing Globalism?

By Matthew S. Weinert

Transnational Democracy: Political Spaces and Border Crossings edited by James Anderson. London: Routledge, 2002. 224pp.

Keywords: transnational; globalization; democracy; democratization

Legitimacy, Justice, and the Future of Africa

By J. Peter Pham

Human Rights, the Rule of Law, and Development in Africa edited by Paul Tiyambe Zeleza and Philip J. McConnaughay. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004. 308 pp.

Keywords: africa, democratization, development, international law, state-building

“Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There!” Humanitarian Intervention and the Drowning Stranger

By Sundhya Pahuja

Just Intervention edited by Anthony F. Lang Jr. Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2003. 231 pp.

Reading Humanitarian Intervention: Human Rights and the Use of Force in International Law by Anne Orford. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. 243pp.

Keywords: critical theory, humanitarian intervention, postcolonial, international legal theory

Supranationalism and the Superpower Rubicon

By Imtiaz Hussain

The Chapter VII Powers of the United Nations Security Council by Erika de Wet. Portland, OR: Hart Publishing, 2004. 413pp.

Keywords: world governance; westphalia; hague; terrorism; superpowers; rules versus force; resolution 1441; uniting for peace resolution; international court of justice; icj; intervention

Human Rights Investigation and Dialogue

By Bronwyn Leebaw

Shattered Voices: Language, Violence, and the Work of Truth Commissions by Teresa Godwin Phelps. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004. 180pp.

International Citizens’ Tribunals: Mobilizing Public Opinion to Advance Human Rights by Arthur Jay Klinghofer and Judith Apter Klinghofer. New York, NY: Palgrave, 2002. 272pp.

Keywords: truth commissions; reconciliation; justice

The Promise and Limitations of International Human Rights Activism

By Rebecca Evans

Breaking Silence: The Case that Changed the Face of Human Rights by Richard Alan White. Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2004. 320pp.

Keywords: breaking silence; filartiga; richard white; paraguay; international advocacy networks; alien tort claims act

An American Tragedy: The Decline of U.S. Unionism and its Human Rights Implications

By Peter Zwiebach

Unfair Advantage: Workers' Freedom of Association in the United States under International Human Rights Standards by Lance Compa. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2004. 220pp.

Keywords: labor rights; labor unions; unions; work; workers; workplace; organize; organizing

A Life in the Realm of Rights: A Man and a Movement's History

By Tom J. Farer

Taking Liberties: Four Decades in the Struggle for Human Rights by Aryeh Neier. New York: PublicAffairs. 400pp.

Keywords: Aryeh Neier; ACLU; Inter-American Commission on Human Rights; Latin America; democratization; international law

Protecting Indigenous Peoples

By Paul J. Magnarella

The Origins of Indigenism: Human Rights and the Politics of Identity by Ronald Niezen. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003. 272pp.

Indigenous Peoples and the State: The Struggle for Native Rights by Bradley Reed Howard. Dekalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 2003. 252pp.

Keywords: indigenous peoples; self-determination; ethnic identity; international law

Human Rights and Globalization: Is the Shrinking World Expanding Rights?

By Zehra F. Kabasakal Arat

The Globalization of Human Rights. Edited by Jean-Marc Coicaud, Michael W. Doyle, and Anne-Marie Gardner. Tokyo : United Nations University Press, 2003.

Globalization and Human Rights. Edited by Alison Brysk. Berkely: University of California Press, 2002.

Keywords: globalization; inequality; power

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