By Michael Ignatieff

With the 2003 invasion and next profession of Iraq, the main arguable query in international politics speedy turned even if the USA stands in the order of foreign legislations or outdoors it. Does the United States nonetheless play through the principles it helped create? American Exceptionalism and Human Rights addresses this query because it applies to U.S. habit in terms of overseas human rights. With essays via 11 prime specialists in such fields as diplomacy and foreign legislation, it seeks to teach and clarify how America's method of human rights differs from that of such a lot different Western countries.

In his creation, Michael Ignatieff identifies 3 major different types of exceptionalism: exemptionalism (supporting treaties so long as americans are exempt from them); double criteria (criticizing "others for no longer heeding the findings of foreign human rights our bodies, yet ignoring what those our bodies say of the United States); and felony isolationism (the tendency of yank judges to disregard different jurisdictions). The participants use Ignatieff's essay as a jumping-off aspect to debate particular varieties of exceptionalism--America's method of capital punishment and to loose speech, for example--or to discover the social, cultural, and institutional roots of exceptionalism.

These essays--most of which look in print right here for the 1st time, and all of that have been revised or up-to-date considering being provided in a year-long lecture sequence on American exceptionalism at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy college of Government--are via Stanley Hoffmann, Paul Kahn, Harold Koh, Frank Michelman, Andrew Moravcsik, John Ruggie, Frederick Schauer, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Carol Steiker, and Cass Sunstein.

Show description

Read Online or Download American Exceptionalism and Human Rights PDF

Similar human rights books

Reflections on Human Development

This paintings explores a brand new improvement paradigm whose principal concentration is on human wellbeing and fitness. bring up in source of revenue is taken care of as a vital capacity, yet no longer because the finish of improvement, and positively now not because the sum of human lifestyles. improvement regulations and techniques are mentioned which hyperlink fiscal progress with human lives in a number of societies.

The Gacaca Courts, Post-Genocide Justice and Reconciliation in Rwanda: Justice without Lawyers (Cambridge Studies in Law and Society)

This can be a well timed empirical examine and overview of the Gacaca Courts which have been proven in 2001 in Rwanda as an try to prosecute suspects fascinated about the 1994 genocide. in keeping with the author's unique box paintings which all started in 2003 in Rwanda and which has been up to date to the tip of 2009, it contains responses from in the Rwandan inhabitants.

The Politics of Women's Rights in Iran

Within the Politics of Women's Rights in Iran, Arzoo Osanloo explores how Iranian ladies comprehend their rights. After the 1979 revolution, Iranian leaders remodeled the kingdom into an Islamic republic. at the moment, the country's leaders used a renewed discourse of women's rights to represent a shift clear of the excesses of Western liberalism.

The International Dimensions of Genocide in Rwanda

The failure of the foreign group to avoid the 1994 Rwandan genocide has concentrated realization at the obstacles of "humanitarian intervention" as a therapy for such tragic events. yet less than what stipulations should still such intervention be conducted? What overseas legislation observe? And less than whose auspices should still intervention be initiated?

Additional resources for American Exceptionalism and Human Rights

Example text

Butts and Associated Press v. S. 130 (1967). 42 See Frederick Schauer, “Public Figures,” William and Mary Law Review 25 (1984): 905–35. 43 Gertz v. S. 323 (1974). 44 See Ian D. Loveland, Political Libels: A Comparative Study (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2000). 45 Lange v. R. ); Theophanous v. R. ). For a full discussion, see Michael Chesterman, Freedom of Speech in Australian Law (Aldershot, UK Ashgate Publishing, 2000), 79–192. 46 Lange v. Atkinson [1998] 3 NZLR 424 (Ct. ). 47 Hill v. R. 1130. 48 Reynolds v.

To the Supreme Court, the traditional common law approach imposed all of the risk of falsity upon the publisher, making publishers wary of publishing even those charges that turned out to be true. 39 Although requiring intentional falsity to sustain liability would undoubtedly increase the amount of published falsehood, this error, the Court implicitly concluded, was far less grave than the opposite error of inhibiting the publication of political truth. S. 264 (1964). For a full description of the factual background, see Anthony Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment (New York: Vintage Books, 1991).

Daily Mail Pub. S. 97 (1979); Nebraska Press Ass’n v. S. 539 (1976); Bridges v. S. 252 (1941). 52 Florida Star v. S. 524 (1989); Cox Broadcasting Corp. v. S. 469 (1975). 42 FREDERICK SCHAUER American freedom of expression exceptionalism extends to still other topics. 54 As a result, for example, American First Amendment objections led both to a significant qualification in the 2003 WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and also to substantial doubts as to whether even the modified convention, which has been signed by the president, will be ratified by the Senate or upheld by the courts.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.50 of 5 – based on 12 votes