US Hegemony and the Project of Universal Human Rights

  • Tony¬†Evans

Part of the Southampton Studies in International Policy book series (SSIP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Tony Evans
    Pages 1-12
  3. Tony Evans
    Pages 72-100
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    Pages 101-120
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    Pages 148-175
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    Pages 176-191
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 192-244

About this book


Human rights is often claimed as the 'idea' of our time. However, although considerable time, energy and resources have been invested in the idea, and extravagant claims are often made about progress in providing machinery for the protection of human rights, there are few signs that violations are any less common than in the past. This book argues that while the USA was instrumental in establishing the 'idea' of human rights as a dominant theme in the day-to-day rhetoric of international relations, powerful economic and political interests succeeded in ensuring that a strong international regime for the protection of human rights did not emerge.


hegemony human rights international relations

Authors and affiliations

  • Tony¬†Evans
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SouthamptonUK

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