Human Rights Publications
Rethinking the Economics of War questions the adequacy of explaining today’s internal armed conflicts purely in terms of economic factors and reestablishes the importance of identity and grievances in creating and sustaining such wars.
Final Acts is a guide to questions of law, politics, physical preservation, and access regarding materials generated by truth commissions. It also describes case examples of truth commissions and the disposition, or in some cases the loss, of their records. The full text of this book is available here in PDF format.
Violence and crime pose serious threats to the relatively fragile democracies of Latin America and the Caribbean. This volume offers timely discussion by attorneys, government and policy officials, and academics from the United States and Latin America of the responses of the state, civil society, and the international community to these threats.
This book compares sub-Saharan Africa and the former Soviet Union, two regions beset by the breakdown of states suffering from extreme official corruption, organized crime extending into warlordism, and the disintegration of economic institutions and public institutions for human services.
The 1979 Islamic Revolution transformed all areas of Iranian life. The state set out to restrict women’s hard-won legal and social rights and to dictate aspects of their lives, including their dress, education opportunities, and relations with men. In Reconstructed Lives, Iranian women tell in their own words what the revolution attempted and how they responded.
Race: The History of an Idea in the West guides readers through a dangerous engagement with an idea that so permeates Western thinking that we expect to find it, active or dormant, as an organizing principle in all societies. But as Ivan Hannaford shows, race is not a universal idea—not even in the West.