- Working Papers
- The Economic Roots of Conflict and Cooperation in Africa
- Development Strategies, Identities, and Conflict in Asia
- Physical Infrastructure Development
- Cultural Change and Persistence
- Leadership for Development
- Globalization and Change Asia
- Beyond Reconstruction in Afghanistan
- Building Democratic Institutions
- Fighting Words
- Sovereignty Under Challenge
- Construyendo Capacidades Colectivas
- Social Capital as a Policy Resource
- The Public Health-Human Values Connection
- Energizing China
- Human Rights
- Government Policies and Ethnic Relations
- Values in Education
- Great Policies
- Economic Development Strategies and the Evolution of Violence in Latin America
- Civilian Strategy in Civil War: Insights from Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines (Politics, Economics, and Inclusive Development)
- Development Strategies and Inter-Group Violence: Insights on Conflict-Sensitive Development
- The Evolution of Development Thinking: Governance, Economics, Assistance, and Security
- Policy Context Briefs
- Taskforce Reports
Human Rights: Positive Policies in Asia and the Pacific Rim
Edited by John D. Montgomery
This book explores new and encouraging paths on the human rights topography. Its authors—all human rights activists and social scientists—focus on the very positive steps taken by many governments to assure their citizens of basic human rights. Women’s rights in China, India’s affirmative action policies for the disadvantaged, public health policies in the Philippines, group rights for Ecuador’s indigenous peoples, and education for exiled Tibetans in India are just a few of the case examples where policies and programs have advanced human rights. The authors not only provide historical analysis of the programs and policies but also invite comparison among them.
The book also explores the intersection of human values and human rights, by identifying recognized universal qualities that underlie the policies created by governments, non-governmental organizations, corporations, and volunteer activists in response to individual and community claims.
Human Rights: Positive Policies in Asia and the Pacific Rim represents an innovative approach to human rights research on which future studies can be modeled. Its findings illuminate promising directions in human rights and affirm that gradual improvements are taking place.
Available at the Hollis Publishing Company.