This book sets out the critical controversies which are necessary for an understanding of the nature of international human rights and their relation to U.S. foreign policy. It considers the human rights policies pursued by the United States in international organizations.
Table of Contents
Introductory Perspectives 1. Moral Dilemmas in the Development of United States Human Rights Policies 2. Ideological Patterns in the United States Human Rights Debate: 1945-1978 3. Domestic Consequences of United States Human Rights Policies 4. International Consequences of United States Human Rights Policies United States Participation in the Identification and Definition of International Human Rights 5. The United States and International Codification of Human Rights: A Case of Split Personality 6. The United States and the Right of Self-Determination 7. The United States and Recognition of New Human Rights: Economic and Social Needs 8. The United States, International War, and the Preservation of Human Rights: The Control of Arms Human Rights Policies of the United States in International Organizations 9. The United States and International Protection of Minorities 10. The United States, The United Nations and the Struggle Against Racial Apartheid 11. The United States, The Organization of American States, and Political Repression in the Western Hemisphere Formulation and Implementation of United States Human Rights Policies 12. The Influence of Interest Groups on the Development of United States Human Rights Policies 13. The Role of Congress in Deciding United States Human Rights Policies 14. The Contribution of the United States to the Promotion and Protection of International Human Rights