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Author Cardenas, Sonia

Title Chains of justice : the global rise of state institutions for human rights / Sonia Cardenas
Edition 1st ed
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2014


Description 1 online resource
Series Pennsylvania studies in human rights
Pennsylvania studies in human rights.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Chapter 1. The Self- Restraining State? -- Chapter 2. Historical Linkages -- Chapter 3. Tracking Global Diffusion -- Chapter 4. The Logic of Strategic Emulation -- Chapter 5. Trendsetters and Early Adopters, pre- 1990 -- Chapter 6. Democratization Scripts and Bandwagoning in Africa -- Chapter 7. Transitional Myths and Everyday Politics in the Americas -- Chapter 8. Appeasement via Localization in the Asia Pacific -- Chapter 9. Membership Rites and Statehood in the New Eu rope -- Chapter 10. How Accountability Institutions Matter -- Chapter 11. Adaptive States: Making and Breaking International Law -- Notes -- Index -- Acknowledgments
Summary Sonia Cardenas offers the most comprehensive account to date of the emergence of national human rights institutions, exploring why states create these institutions and examining their impact on contemporary human rights struggles
Analysis Human Rights
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
Print version record
Subject National human rights institutions -- History
Ombudspersons -- History
Human rights advocacy -- Government policy -- History
National human rights institutions
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0812208935