Non-State Actors in the Human Rights Universe by George Andreopoulos

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* Examines broad range of non-state actors engaged in activities that violate, promote, or protect human rights
* Looks at human rights issues in bioethics, armed conflicts, labor, and welfare reform

Despite the widespread acceptance of human rights at the normative level, actual progress toward the realization of human rights globally has been far from satisfactory. Concerned with human rights outcomes, this book departs from analyses that focus on the role of the state in human rights promotion and urges the study of the entire human rights universe. Transcending as well the literature on the role of NGOs, the book examines a broad range of non-state actors engaged in various activities that violate, promote or protect human rights. Contributing authors examine several important issues, such as bioethics, armed conflicts, and welfare reform, while stressing the need for accountability and mechanisms for curbing human rights violations.

Other Contributors: Michael Goodhart, Herbert F. Spirer, Louise Spirer, Rainer Braun, Judy Gearhart, James L. Gunderson, J. Paul Martin, Richard Falk, Ruth Macklin, Alice Page, Anne Nelson, Thomas R. Lansner, Kevin Bales, Dana-Ain Davis, and Willy Fautre.

About George Andreopoulos

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George J. Andreopoulos is Associate Professor of Government at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and Lecturer at Yale University. He is also Director of the Center for International Human Rights at John Jay College. Among his numerous publications are The Laws of War: Constraints on Warfare in the Western World (with Sir Michael Howard and Mark Shulman) and Human Rights Education for the Twenty-First Century (with Richard Pierre Claude). Zehra F. Arat is Professor of Political Science and the Coordinator of the Women's Studies Program at Purchase College of the State University of New York. Juviler is Professor of Political Science at Barnard College of Columbia University.
Published July 1, 2006 by Kumarian Press. 432 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction