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Human Rights in the United States

This book brings to light emerging evidence of a shift toward a fuller engagement with international human rights norms and their application to domestic policy dilemmas in the United States. The volume offers a rich history, spanning close to three centuries, of the marginalization of human rights discourse in the United States. Contributors analyze cases of U.S. human rights advocacy aimed at addressing persistent inequalities within the United States itself, including advocacy on the rights of persons with disabilities; indigenous peoples; lone mother-headed families; incarcerated persons; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people; and those displaced by natural disasters. It also explores key arenas in which legal scholars, policy practitioners and grassroots activists are challenging multiple divides between 'public' and 'private' spheres (for example, in connection with children's rights and domestic violence) and between 'public' and 'private' sectors (specifically, in relation to healthcare and business and human rights).

Editor: Hertel, Shareen
Editor: Libal, Kathryn
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Illustration: N
Language: ENG
Title: Human Rights in the United States
Pages: 00392 (Encrypted PDF)
On Sale: 2011-04-25
SKU-13/ISBN: 9781107008465
Category: Political Science : Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rig
Category: Political Science : Political Freedom & Security - Human Rig
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