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Words Are Not Enough: Building a Human Rights Agenda in the Shadow of the Past

Vanessa Walker

in Principles in Power: Latin America and the Politics of U.S. Human Rights Diplomacy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501713682
eISBN:
9781501752698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713682.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter analyzes the early development of the Carter administration's human rights agenda, built in tandem with a new approach to U.S.–Latin American relations during its first year in office. ... More


The Reagan Reinvention: A Cold War Human Rights Vision

Vanessa Walker

in Principles in Power: Latin America and the Politics of U.S. Human Rights Diplomacy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501713682
eISBN:
9781501752698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713682.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the dramatic reinvention of U.S. human rights policy during Reagan's first year in office. The Carter administration pursued human rights as a corrective to U.S. interventionist ... More


The Chilean Catalyst: Cold War Allies and Human Rights in the Western Hemisphere

Vanessa Walker

in Principles in Power: Latin America and the Politics of U.S. Human Rights Diplomacy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501713682
eISBN:
9781501752698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713682.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter traces the rise of the Movement — an influential coalition of left-liberal human rights actors targeting U.S. policy in Latin America — in response to the 1973 Chilean coup. It reveals ... More


A Special Responsibility: Human Rights and U.S.-Chilean Relations

Vanessa Walker

in Principles in Power: Latin America and the Politics of U.S. Human Rights Diplomacy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501713682
eISBN:
9781501752698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713682.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter addresses U.S. relations with Chile during the Carter administration as an avenue to explore the innate tensions within a policy that simultaneously sought to promote human rights abroad ... More


The Politics of Complicity

Vanessa Walker

in Principles in Power: Latin America and the Politics of U.S. Human Rights Diplomacy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501713682
eISBN:
9781501752698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713682.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This introductory chapter provides an overview of how different groups deployed human rights language to reform domestic and international power, which reveals the multiple and often conflicting ... More


Principles in Power: Latin America and the Politics of U.S. Human Rights Diplomacy

Vanessa Walker

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501713682
eISBN:
9781501752698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713682.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book explores the relationship between policy makers and nongovernment advocates in Latin America and the U.S. government in order to explain the rise of anti-interventionist human rights ... More


The Golden Years of Human Rights?

Vanessa Walker

in Principles in Power: Latin America and the Politics of U.S. Human Rights Diplomacy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501713682
eISBN:
9781501752698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713682.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This concluding chapter explains that for Movement advocates, the human rights vision of the 1970s was intimately connected with a reckoning with the U.S. failures of Vietnam, Cold War national ... More


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