Written in response to the increasingly conscious effort to develop human rights on a universal scale, this book focuses on three distinct areas of human rights—public policy, criteria for comparative assessment, and NGO strategies.
Part I: Public Policies 1. Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy Under Carter: Continuity and Change 2. The Garter Administration—An Appraisal: A Congressional Perspective 3. The Carter Administration—An Appraisal: The Perspective from the Agency for International Development 4. New Directions in U.S. Food Aid: Human Rights and Economic Development 5. Human Rights and Arms Transfer Policy 6. U.S. Policy Toward Human Rights in Latin America: A Comparative Analysis of Two Administrations 7. An Immigration Policy of Helping Bring People to the Resources Part 2: Comparative Measures 8. Definitions, Dimensions, Data, and Designs 9. A Critique of Present Measures of "Human Rights Development" and an Alternative 10. Problems of Comparative Research on Human Rights 11. Human Rights or State Expansion? Cross-National Definitions of Constitutional Rights, 1870–1970 12. Civil Liberties in Democracies: Constitutional Norms, Practices, and Problems of Comparison Part 3: Ngo Strategies 13. Transnational Development of Human Rights: The Third World Crucible 14. Human Rights Theory and NGO Practice: Where Do We Go From Here? 15. Recent Trends in the Expanding Universe of NGOs Dedicated to the Protection of Human Rights 16. Assessing Human Rights: The NGO Contribution 17. The Southern Africa Project for the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law