Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism in America's Asia Policy
By (author) Rosemary Foot
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Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism in America's Asia Policy by Rosemary Foot
Book DescriptionThis book examines the effects of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington of 11 September 2001 on America's human rights and counter-terrorism policies towards a number of countries in Asia. Five countries have been chosen for examination, divided into two front-lines states (Pakistan and Uzbekistan), two second-front countries (Indonesia and Malaysia), and a third-front country, China. The paper also looks at changes in US domestic legislation and its treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and elsewhere in order to analyse the extent to which the US promotion of an external human rights policy might also have been compromised by its own legislative changes as a result of the struggle against terrorism. The paper concludes that the attacks on US territory, overall, have constrained America's willingness and capacity to promote an external human rights policy with respect to these five countries. However, some attention - especially at the rhetorical level - to these countries' human rights records has been retained to differing degrees among the five states. This degree of difference is not explained entirely in reference to a country's perceived centrality to the struggle against terrorism. It depends on the extent to which the US executive and legislative branches are united - either singly or in combination - in their disapproval of a state's record, or in their understanding about how best to reach the policy goals that are sought.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198550020
(234mm x 156mm x 5mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rosemary Foot
Oxford Handbook of the International Relations of Asia, Hardback (October 2014)
This Handbook examines the theory and practice of international relations in Asia. Building on an investigation of how various theoretical approaches to international relations can elucidate Asia's empirical realities, authors examine the foreign relations and policies of major countries or sets of countries.
China Across the Divide, Paperback (August 2013)
Understanding China's world role has become one of the crucial intellectual challenges of the 21st Century. This book explores this topic through the adoption of three conceptual approaches that help to uncover some of the complex and simultaneous interactions between the global and domestic forces that determine China's external behavior.
China, the United States and Global Order, Paperback (December 2010)
This book explores the global implications of the relationship between the United States and China.
US Hegemony and International Organizations, Paperback (February 2003)» View all books by Rosemary Foot
The aims of this text are two-fold: to describe and explain US behaviour in and towards a wide range of significant global and regional institutions; and secondly, to examine the impact of US behaviour on the capacity of each organization to meet its own objectives.
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Author Biography - Rosemary Foot
Rosemary Foot is Professor of International Relations and the John Swire Senior Research Fellow at St. Antony's College, Oxford.
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