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Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century

Category: Book
By (author): Sikkink, Kathryn
Series: Human Rights And Crimes Against Humanity
Subject:  HISTORY / General
  HISTORY / Social History
  HISTORY / World
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Published: March 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 9.20in x 6.10in x 0.75in
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A history of the successes of the human rights movement and a case for why human rights work

Evidence for Hopemakes the case that yes, human rights work. Critics may counter that the movement is in serious jeopardy or even a questionable byproduct of Western imperialism. Guantánamo is still open and governments are cracking down on NGOs everywhere. But human rights expert Kathryn Sikkink draws on decades of research and fieldwork to provide a rigorous rebuttal to doubts about human rights laws and institutions. Past and current trends indicate that in the long term, human rights movements have been vastly effective. Exploring the strategies that have led to real humanitarian gains since the middle of the twentieth century,Evidence for Hopelooks at how essential advances can be sustained for decades to come.

Biographical NoteKathryn Sikkinkis the Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Her books includeThe Justice Cascade(Norton) andActivists beyond Borders.