Download PDF by Michael Ignatieff: American Exceptionalism and Human Rights

By Michael Ignatieff

ISBN-10: 0691116474

ISBN-13: 9780691116471

ISBN-10: 0691116482

ISBN-13: 9780691116488

With the 2003 invasion and next career of Iraq, the main arguable query in international politics quickly turned even if the U.S. stands in the order of overseas legislation or open air it. Does the United States nonetheless play through the foundations it helped create? American Exceptionalism and Human Rights addresses this query because it applies to U.S. habit with regards to overseas human rights. With essays by means of 11 best specialists in such fields as diplomacy and overseas legislations, it seeks to teach and clarify how America's method of human rights differs from that of so much different Western nations.

In his advent, Michael Ignatieff identifies 3 major kinds of exceptionalism: exemptionalism (supporting treaties so long as american citizens are exempt from them); double criteria (criticizing "others for now not heeding the findings of overseas human rights our bodies, yet ignoring what those our bodies say of the United States); and criminal isolationism (the tendency of yank judges to disregard different jurisdictions). The individuals use Ignatieff's essay as a jumping-off aspect to debate particular forms 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 seem in print right here for the 1st time, and all of that have been revised or up to date given that being awarded in a year-long lecture sequence on American exceptionalism at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy institution 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.

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