CICS 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
Section: 001 Global Human Rights & Local Practices
Term: FA 2009
Subject: International and Comparative Studies (CICS)
Department: LSA II: International Institute
Waitlist Capacity:
Enforced Prerequisites:
Junior standing or above.
Other Course Info:
CICS 401 can be counted only once for credit toward the Academic Minor in International Studies.
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course examines how human rights ideas and instruments have expanded globally in the last several decades and how they have impacted local human rights practices across the globe. The course examines different theoretical approaches to global human rights politics and empirical studies on the history of global human rights and its impact on local politics. It will feature practitioners of human rights as guest speakers and culminates in two video conference sessions with the United Nations headquarters, where we will discuss the past, present, and future of human rights politics in international society with experts on human rights at the UN. The course will cover a wide range of issues such as civil and political rights, economic, social and cultural rights, children’s rights, women’s rights, indigenous rights, genocide, retributive justice, treaty compliance, state sovereignty, transnational social movements, and nongovernmental actors, and the readings will be drawn from various disciplines such as political science, sociology, history, anthropology and law.

CICS 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
Th 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: An instructor has not been assigned
002 (SEM)
Tu 3:00PM - 6:00PM
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ISBN: 9780061120145
A problem from hell : America and the age of genocide, Author: Samantha Power., Publisher: Harper Perennial 1st Harper 2007
ISBN: 9780226312286
Justice in the Balkans : prosecuting war crimes in the Hague Tribunal, Author: Hagan, John, 1946-, Publisher: University of Chicago Press 2003
ISBN: 9780801475030
Darfur : a 21st century genocide, Author: Gerard Prunier., Publisher: Cornell University Press 3rd ed. 2008
ISBN: 9780674032552
Child Soldiers From Violence to Protection., Author: Michael Wessells., Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr 2009
ISBN: 9780801488672
Eyewitness to a genocide : the United Nations and Rwanda, Author: Michael Barnett., Publisher: Cornell University Press 2002
ISBN: 1556527993
First kill your family : child soldiers of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army, Author: Eichstaedt, Peter H., 1947-, Publisher: Lawrence Hill Books 2009
ISBN: 0226520749
Human rights and gender violence translating international law into local justice, Author: Sally Engle Merry, Publisher: Univ. of Chicago Press [Nachdr.] 2006
ISBN: 0521658829
The power of human rights : international norms and domestic change, Author: ed. by Thomas Risse ..., Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press 1. publ. 1999
ISBN: 0804734593
From tribal village to global village : Indian rights and international relations in Latin America, Author: Alison Brysk., Publisher: Stanford Univ. Press 2000
ISBN: 0415964490
Bait and switch : human rights and U.S. foreign policy, Author: Julie A. Mertus, Publisher: Routledge 2. ed. 2008
ISBN: 9780521531580
Eyes off the prize : the United Nations and the African American struggle for human rights, 1944-1955, Author: Carol Anderson., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1. publ. 2003
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