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Principled Engagement: Negotiating Human Rights in Repressive States (eBook)

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Edited by: Morten B. Pedersen, David Kinley

ISBN13: 9781317075905
Published: October 2013
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: eBook (ePub)
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What is the best way to promote human rights in grossly repressive states when neither sanctions nor trade and investment have much effect? This book examines the concept of Principled Engagement as an often overlooked alternative strategy for alleviating human rights violations and improving the framework of human rights protection. Beginning with an explanation of the concept and a comparison with the alternatives of Ostracism and Business as Usual, the book argues that Principled Engagement deserves greater attention and explains how it works and what factors contribute to its success or failure. Case studies provide a rare scholarly inquiry into the effectiveness of the basic underlying ideas and analyse and assess specific cases, including from China, Burma, Zimbabwe and Liberia. Written by leading academics and practitioners, the book takes a general, comparative approach to human rights policy that teases out broad lessons about what works. Ultimately, this is a study that challenges scholars and practitioners alike to take a fresh look at how human rights are promoted internationally.

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Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties, eBooks
Contents:
Introducing principled engagement, Morten B. Pedersen and David Kinley
The theoretical case for principled engagement, Morten B. Pedersen
Ten principles for engagement, Chris Sidoti
Engaging with all actors of violence: necessity, duty and dilemmas from an ICRC delegate's perspective, Pierre Gentile
Engaging China on human rights, Ann Kent
The ILO and forced labour in Myanmar, Richard Horsey
Principled engagement and public health: donors and HIV/AIDSn in Zimbabwe, Joel Negin and Jolyon Ford
Engaging business in the business of human rights, Justine Nolan and Auret van Heerden
Wrestling with shadows: principled engagement with violent economies and the repressive regimes that rule them, James Cockayne
Development as a vehicle for principled engagement on human rights: the implications of 'new aid', David Kinley
'New aid modalities': an opportunity or threat to principled engagement on human rights?, Mac Darrow
Index.