Human rights and societies in transition : causes, consequences, responses

Human rights and societies in transition : causes, consequences, responses, ed. Horowitz, Shale and Schnabel, Albrecht (Tokyo: UNU Press, 2004).

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  • Editor Horowitz, Shale
    Schnabel, Albrecht
    Title Human rights and societies in transition : causes, consequences, responses
    Publication Date 2004
    Place of Publication Tokyo
    Publisher UNU Press
    Pages xiv, 452 pages
    Language eng
    Abstract

    Human rights violations are often particularly severe in societies that are undergoing significant political, social, and economic transformations. Improving human rights practices in transition societies should therefore be a central goal for domestic reformers and the international community. This makes sense not only because of the intrinsic value of improved human rights protection, but also because of the indirect effects that such improvements have on democratization, economic development, and conflict resolution.This book, a joint effort by political science, sociology, law, and regional studies scholars from various parts of the world, explores the contemporary international human rights regime, the factors predominantly responsible for human rights violations in transition societies, long-term consequences of such violations, and political remedies.

    Copyright Holder UNU
    Copyright Year 2004
    Copyright type Creative commons
    ISBN 9789280810929
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