The Human Rights Reader : Major Political Essays, Speeches, and Documents From Ancient Times to the Present, Paperback / softback Book

The Human Rights Reader : Major Political Essays, Speeches, and Documents From Ancient Times to the Present Paperback / softback

Edited by Micheline R. Ishay

Paperback / softback

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Comprehensive coverage of a vast sweep of human rights history, including a wide range and balance in the materials selected, offering students and professors a major resource for courses on human rights taught out of a variety of departments, and for related courses (like international law) taught across the IR curriculum in particular.

Careful selection and editing of primary documents essential to textual analysis, synthesizing years of research and drawing from hundreds of original sources. Original introductions by the volume editor contextualize major parts and chapters.

The Introduction to the complete volume is substantial and a foundational mini-text in its own right.

New Questions for Discussion are added to the end of every chapter.

All these value-added features help students put the documentary pieces together in the puzzle of human rights history and contemporary challenges to it. New to the Third Edition 60 new readings and documents cover subjects ranging from human rights in the age of globalization and populism, debates of the rights of citizens versus those of refugees and immigrants, transgender rights, the new Jim Crow, and the future of human rights as they relate to digital surveillance, the pandemic, and bioengineering.

Part I has been reorganized into three chapters: the Secular Tradition, Asian and African Religions and Traditions, and the Monotheistic Religions.

Part V has been significantly updated and expanded with the addition of an entirely new chapter—“Debating the Future of Human Rights.” An extensive new online resource includes 62 key human rights documents ranging from the Magna Carta to the United Nations Glasgow Climate Pact.

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