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Title The breakthrough : human rights in the 1970s / edited by Jan Eckel and Samuel Moyn
Published Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 337 pages)
Series Pennsylvania studies in human rights
Pennsylvania studies in human rights.
Contents The return of the prodigal : the 1970s as a turning point in human rights history / Samuel Moyn -- The dystopia of postcolonial catastrophe : self-determination, the Biafran war of secession, and the 1970s human rights moment / Lasse Heerten -- The disenchantment of socialism : Soviet dissidents, human rights, and the new global morality / Benjamin Nathans -- Dictatorship and dissent : human rights in East Germany in the 1970s / Ned Richardson-Little -- Whose utopia? Gender, ideology, and human rights at the 1975 World Congress of Women in East Berlin / Celia Donert -- "Magic words" : the advent of transnational human rights activism in Latin America's Southern Cone in the long 1970s / Patrick William Kelly -- Shifting sites of Argentine advocacy and the shape of 1970s human rights debates / Lynsay Skiba -- Oasis in the desert? America's human rights rediscovery / Daniel Sargent -- Human rights and the U.S. Republican Party in the late 1970s / Carl J. Bon Tempo -- The Polish opposition, the crisis of the Gierek era, and the Helsinki Process / Gunter Dehnert -- "Human rights Are Like Coca-Cola" : contested human rights discourses in Suharto's Indonesia, 1968-1980 / Brad Simpson -- Why South Africa? The politics of anti-apartheid activism in Britain in the long 1970s / Simon Stevens -- The rebirth of politics from the spirit of morality : explaining the human rights revolution of the 1970s / Jan Eckel
Summary "Between the 1960s and the 1980s, the human rights movement achieved unprecedented global prominence. Amnesty International attained striking visibility with its Campaign Against Torture; Soviet dissidents attracted a worldwide audience for their heroism in facing down a totalitarian state; the Helsinki Accords were signed, incorporating a 'third basket' of human rights principles; and the Carter administration formally gave the United States a human rights policy. The Breakthrough is the first collection to examine this decisive era as a whole, tracing key developments in both Western and non-Western engagement with human rights and placing new emphasis on the role of human rights in the international history of the past century."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (JSTOR, viewed October 13, 2016)
Subject Human rights -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Eckel, Jan, editor
Moyn, Samuel, editor
LC no. 2013011619
ISBN 0812208714
9780812208719