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China and the international human rights regime, 1982-2017, Rana Siu Inboden.

Rana Siu Inboden examines China's role in the international human rights regime between 1982 and 2017 and, through this lens, explores China's rising position in the world. Focusing on three major case studies - the drafting and adoption of the Convention against Torture and the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture, the establishment of the UN Human Rights Council, and the International Labour Organization's Conference Committee on the Application of Standards - Inboden shows China's subtle yet persistent efforts to constrain the international human rights regime. Based on a range of documentary and archival research, as well as extensive interview data, Inboden provides fresh insights into the motivations and influences driving China's conduct and explores China's rising position as a global power
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Half-title -- Title page -- Copyright information -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Acknowledgments -- List of Abbreviations -- 1 Introduction -- International Regimes and State Roles -- Makers -- Promoter -- Taker -- Constrainer -- Breaker -- Explaining PRC Posture toward the Human Rights Regimes -- The Chinese Government's Antipathy for International Scrutiny of Its Human Rights Practices -- Chinese Concern with Its International Image -- The Beijing Government's Human Rights Preferences and Beliefs -- Prioritizing State Sovereignty over Regime Authority -- The Import of Differing National, Cultural, and Developmental Conditions -- Degree of Familiarity with the Regime -- The PRC Government's Ability and Willingness to Work with Other Countries -- Methodology and Structure -- 2 China's Evolving Posture toward the International Human Rights Regime: 1949-2017 -- The Creation of the International Human Rights Regime -- Chinese Views on International Human Rights -- China's Interactions with the Human Rights Regime -- China's Strategies in the Human Rights Regime -- Employing Political and Economic Clout -- Courting Non-Western Countries and the Developing World -- Promoting Chinese Views and a Counternarrative -- Advancing ''Reform'' -- Cooperation with Similarly Minded Countries -- Creating a Semblance of Human Rights Cooperation -- Conclusion -- 3 China, the Convention against Torture, and the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture: 1982-2002 -- The Convention against Torture: Origins, Drafting, and Adoption -- China and the Convention against Torture -- The Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture: Origins, Drafting, and Adoption -- China and the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture -- Conclusion
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non fiction
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1 online resource (xv, 296 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
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