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Amnesty International: The NGO That Made Human Rights Important

Wendy H. Wong

in Internal Affairs: How the Structure of NGOs Transforms Human Rights

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450792
eISBN:
9780801466069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450792.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on Amnesty International, the classic case of an NGO which has a centralized system for proposal and enforcement powers and a decentralized system for implementation. Amnesty ... More


Human Rights INGOs

Sarah S. Stroup

in Borders among Activists: International NGOs in the United States, Britain, and France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450730
eISBN:
9780801464256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450730.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter presents how the national origin of human rights international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) acts as a more specific source of constraint and opportunity. It also argues that the ... More


Cultural Work in Amnesty International

in Cultural Dilemmas of Progressive Politics: Styles of Engagement among Grassroots Activists

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226318172
eISBN:
9780226318196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226318196.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Within the context provided by the human rights tradition and the structure of Amnesty International, local human rights activists in the United States and other countries pursue the cause of ... More


Cultural Dilemmas of Progressive Politics: Styles of Engagement among Grassroots Activists

Stephen Hart

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226318172
eISBN:
9780226318196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226318196.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Why have conservatives fared so much better than progressives in recent decades, even though polls show no significant move to the right in public opinion? This book highlights one reason: that ... More


Globalized Childhood as a Mechanism of Diffusion

Robyn Linde

in The Globalization of Childhood: The International Diffusion of Norms and Law against the Child Death Penalty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190601379
eISBN:
9780190601393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190601379.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Chapter 5 discusses the role of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the creation and diffusion of the globalized child, as Western norms about children regarding age, development, ... More


The Human Rights Tradition and Amnesty International

in Cultural Dilemmas of Progressive Politics: Styles of Engagement among Grassroots Activists

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226318172
eISBN:
9780226318196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226318196.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter reviews the cultural traditions on which contemporary human rights work relies, with a special focus on three defining documents. Two of these—the French Declaration of the Rights of Man ... More


Internal Affairs: How the Structure of NGOs Transforms Human Rights

Wendy H. Wong

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450792
eISBN:
9780801466069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450792.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Why are some international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) more politically salient than others, and why are some NGOs better able to influence the norms of human rights? This book shows how the ... More


Human Rights as Domination

Nicola Perugini and Neve Gordon

in The Human Right to Dominate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199365012
eISBN:
9780199365043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199365012.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This introductory chapter problematizes the linear narrative of global redemption through human rights by analyzing the relationship between human rights and domination. Defining domination as a ... More


Conscience Denied: Amnesty International and the Antirevolution of the 1960s

Randall Williams

in The Divided World: Human Rights and Its Violence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665419
eISBN:
9781452946290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665419.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter provides an analysis of Amnesty International’s 1964 disqualification of South African Nelson Mandela as prisoner of conscience. Despite having initially adopted Mandela as a victim of ... More


Women and Human Rights

DAVID BOUCHER

in The Limits of Ethics in International Relations: Natural Law, Natural Rights, and Human Rights in Transition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199203529
eISBN:
9780191695490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203529.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the significance of the 2008 Amnesty International Report on Human Rights for human and women's rights issues. The report recognized the lack of global leadership to eradicate ... More


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