By Julie A. Mertus
It has develop into regimen for the united states govt to invoke human rights to justify its overseas coverage judgements and army ventures. yet this human rights speak has no longer been supported by way of a human rights stroll. coverage makers continually observe a double normal for human rights norms: one the remainder of the area needs to notice, yet which the USA can competently ignore.
Based on huge interviews with prime overseas coverage makers, army officers, and human rights advocates, Mertus tells the tale of ways America's makes an attempt to advertise human rights in a foreign country have, satirically, undermined these rights in different international locations. the second one variation brings the tale updated, together with new sections at the moment 1/2 the Bush management and the Iraq conflict, and updates on Afghanistan.
The first version of Bait and Switch gained the yank Political technological know-how Association's 2005 most sensible publication on Human Rights.
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