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Rights Beyond Borders: The Global Community and the Struggle over Human Rights in China

Rosemary Foot


Over the five decades since the establishment of the UN Charter and Universal Declaration of Human Rights, human rights issues have become a dominant feature of the international system, embracing new actors, eroding the traditional Westphalian concept of sovereignty, and leading to an acceptance that the treatment of individuals and groups within domestic societies is legitimately a focus of global attention. This book examines the effect of this normative evolution on individual, state, institutional, and advocacy network behaviour. Having described this normative environment, it assesses it ... More

Keywords: advocacy network behaviour, China, democratic governments, domestic behaviour, external behaviour, human rights, individual behaviour, institutional behaviour, international human rights norms, international human rights regime, key actors, Tiananmen Square, United Nations, USA, Western European governments

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198297765
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198297769.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rosemary Foot, author
St Antony's College, Oxford
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