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Human Rights Watch

Aryeh Neier

in The International Human Rights Movement: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135151
eISBN:
9781400841875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135151.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter talks about how, despite the Human Rights Watch becoming one of the two most important institutions for the protection of human rights worldwide, its beginnings in the late 1970s did not ... 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


From “Stop the Robot Wars!” to “Ban Killer Robots”: Pitching “Autonomous Weapons” to Humanitarian Disarmament Elites

Charli Carpenter

in Lost Causes: Agenda Vetting in Global Issue Networks and the Shaping of Human Security

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448850
eISBN:
9780801470363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448850.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the efforts of political entrepreneurs working towards a global precautionary principle against “lethal autonomous robots” between 2007 and 2012 and the initially lukewarm ... More


Repertoires, Meet Regimes

Charles Tilly

in Regimes and Repertoires

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226803500
eISBN:
9780226803531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226803531.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter identifies systematic variations in repertoires across different sorts of regime. It begins by describing regime by regime, locating regimes within the space, and then maps out what ... 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


Introduction: Rhetoric for Rights

Alison Brysk

in Speaking Rights to Power: Constructing Political Will

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199982660
eISBN:
9780199362523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982660.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

In our times, the struggle for human rights depends increasingly on mobilizing persuasive rhetoric to garner global solidarity--speaking rights to power. This chapter lays out the research agenda and ... More


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