Comparative Politics

Download Bait and Switch: Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy by Julie A. Mertus PDF

By Julie A. Mertus

An excellent booklet for lecturers and a person trying to find a great learn on how the human rights flow used to be promoted or overlooked in the course of the put up -cold conflict interval within the usa. via quite a few interviews, Julie Mertus has compiled a desirable check out the area of U.S. international coverage and its interplay with human rights within the overseas group. The objectivity of the ebook used to be valuable in gaining a wide standpoint of varied affects on human rights within the U.S. together with presidential administrations, civil society, and the army.
As a pupil of human rights, this booklet helped me to achieve a greater knowing of the united states' dating with human rights. As an avid reader, i discovered Bait and turn to be an attractive and simple tale to keep on with. i'd suggest this booklet to an individual!

Show description

Read or Download Bait and Switch: Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy PDF

Similar comparative politics books

Political Development in Pacific Asia

This ebook presents a transparent and available account of political and monetary improvement in Pacific Asia. Adopting a comparative and historic process, it examines the standards at the back of the 'East Asian Miracle' which has reworked the economies and societies of South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia.

Democratic Challenges, Democratic Choices: The Erosion of Political Support in Advanced Industrial Democracies (Comparative Politics)

So much democratic voters this day are distrustful of politicians, political events, and political associations. the place as soon as democracies anticipated an allegiant public, electorate now query the very pillars of consultant democracy. Democratic demanding situations, Democratic offerings records the erosion of political aid in almost all complex commercial democracies.

Governing Europe: Discourse, Governmentality and European Integration (Routledge Advances in European Politics)

Governing Europe is the 1st publication to systematically hyperlink Michel Foucault's hypotheses on energy and 'governmentality' with the research of ecu integration. via a chain of empirical encounters that spans the fifty-year background of ecu integration, it explores either the varied political desires that experience framed potential and ends of integration and the political applied sciences that experience made 'Europe' a calculable, administrable area.

Participation, Responsibility and Choice: Summoning the Active Citizen in Western European Welfare States

Confronted with price range difficulties and an getting older inhabitants, eu governments lately have all started reconsidering the constitution and volume of the welfare kingdom. promises and directives have given approach to obligations and selection. This quantity analyzes the influence of this alteration at the voters of Germany, Finland, Norway, the Netherlands, France, Italy and the uk.

Extra resources for Bait and Switch: Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy

Example text

S. S. interests, human rights advocates within the Bush administration had a strong platform from which to frame their arguments. S. policy on human rights issues, although the exact extent of media influence during this time period is debatable. S. 79Yet in the case of Somalia, there was not much media coverage before the decision to act, and thus media coverage cannot be credited with prompting the intervention. S. ”80 The media does prove influential, but only in limited cases. 86 While the human rights supporters within government did not exercise appreciable policy setting, they did find some success in obtaining specific goals in the Bush administration, in contrast to the Reagan era.

President Clinton explained the policy in his 1994 State of the Union address. ”111 The vision of democracy promoted by the Clinton administration was democracy American style, linking free markets to the political freedoms characteristic of the American form of government. In practice, this blended privatization and open-trade projects with minimal guarantees of civil and political rights and free and fair elections. 112 Overt promotion of these tenets increased after the bailout of the Mexican peso in 1995, and especially after the Asian economic crisis of 1997.

Foreign policy has only recently assumed an interest in human rights—that interest has been there all along. What is new is the frequency with which the United States has invoked human rights as rhetorical justifications for its actions. S. foreign policy has traditionally been framed in terms of national interests. S. S. 4 Regardless of whether one sees a redefinition of national interest or a greater accommodation of moral considerations, the United States does in fact rhetorically invoke human rights concerns in its foreign dealings with increasing frequency.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.42 of 5 – based on 19 votes