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Published by Princeton University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Geography,
  • Political Science,
  • International,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • United States,
  • Government - International,
  • International Relations - General,
  • American Language and Literature,
  • European History,
  • International relations,
  • Law,
  • Philosophy,
  • Political Philosophy,
  • Political Science / International Relations,
  • Political Science and International Relations,
  • Human rights,
  • Congresses,
  • National characteristics, American

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages392
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7758744M
ISBN 100691116474
ISBN 109780691116471

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  Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights 3, Download Citation If you have the appropriate software installed, you can download article citation data to the citation manager of your choice. American Exceptionalism and Human Rights addresses this question as it applies to U.S. behavior in relation to international human rights. With essays by eleven leading experts in such fields as international relations and international law, it seeks to show and explain how America’s approach to human rights differs from that of most other. A number of scholars, particularly in the field of human rights, have argued that there are different types of American exceptionalism and have put forth their own typologies. American Exceptionalism and Human Rights - Kindle edition by Ignatieff, Michael. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading American Exceptionalism and Human Rights/5(2).

The United States has been a driving force in promoting global human rights but is also reluctant to commit to the international laws and conventions that protect them. This important collection of essays by leading scholars seeks to explain this seeming paradox. Ignatieff identifies three varieties of American exceptionalism: the willingness to sign a treaty only if the United States is. For frustrated human rights advocates, "American exceptionalism" is about the U.S. government's tendency to eschew certain international norms, including human rights. For some patriots, however, it refers to the notion of the US as a sui generis flagship of democracy and human rights. This informative book examines and successfully falsifies. American Exceptionalism and Human Rights - Ebook written by Michael Ignatieff. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read American Exceptionalism and Human Rights. "This book, a searing but thoughtful indictment of the myth of American exceptionalism, is an indispensable analysis of a self-identified 'indispensable' country. It exposes double standards in U.S. foreign policy when it comes to the protection of human rights, while also recognizing that hypocrisy is not reserved just for the U.S.