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Mobilizing for Human Rights

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  • 30 b/w illus. 23 tables
  • Page extent: 472 pages
  • Size: 234 x 156 mm
  • Weight: 0.68 kg

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521712323)

Mobilizing for Human Rights
Cambridge University Press
9780521885102 - Mobilizing for Human Rights - International Law in Domestic Politics - By Beth A. Simmons
Table of Contents

Contents

List of Figures and Tables
vii
Acknowledgments
xi
Abbreviations
xv
PART I        
1             Introduction
3
Why International Law?
5
International Law and International Relations: The State of Knowledge
9
The Argument in Brief
12
Organization of the Book
17
2             Why International Law? The Development of the International Human Rights Regime in the Twentieth Century
23
The Global Context: The Intensification of State Accountability in the Twentieth Century
24
The Influence of Wartime on Human Rights
36
Toward Legalization: Progress and Hesitation
42
The 1970s and Beyond: The Acceleration of Legal Development
49
Conclusions
55
3             Theories of Commitment
57
Why Commit? The Common Wisdom
59
A Theory of Rationally Expressive Ratification
64
False Negatives and False Positives
67
The Evidence: Empirical Patterns of Treaty Commitment
80
Conclusions
108
4             Theories of Compliance
112
International Treaties and International Politics
114
A Domestic Politics Theory of Treaty Compliance
125
Expectations
148
Conclusions
154
PART II       
5             Civil Rights
159
Civil Rights and International Law
162
Religious Freedom
167
Fair Trials
178
Cruel and Inhumane Punishment: The Death Penalty
187
Conclusions
198
6             Equality for Women: Education, Work, and Reproductive Rights
202
Women’s Rights and International Law
204
Educational Opportunity
212
Reproductive Health
222
Employment
231
A Closer Look at Mechanisms
236
Conclusions
253
7             Humane Treatment: The Prevalence and Prevention of Torture
256
Torture and International Law
258
Data and Methods
266
Statistical Findings
273
Chile and Israel: Experiences with the CAT
284
Conclusions
304
8             The Protection of Innocents: Rights of the Child
307
Children’s Rights
308
Child Labor
318
Basic Health Care: Immunizations
328
Child Soldiers
335
Conclusions
345
9             Conclusion
349
Commitment and Compliance: Twin Puzzles for International Human Rights Law
351
Human Rights Treaties in Perspective
363
Implications for Policy and Practice
373
Conclusion
380
Appendix 1:   Data Appendix
381
Appendix 2:   Regime Type and Rule of Law Categories
395
References
401
Index
443



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