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On US Human Rights Diplomacy To The Developing Countries After The Cold War

Posted on:2004-01-26Degree:MasterType:Thesis
Country:ChinaCandidate:H Y WangFull Text:PDF
GTID:2156360122460736Subject:Marxist theory and ideological and political education
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US human rights diplomacy means that American government considers the human rights as an important factor in its foreign relations and foreign policies. In other words, it is a strategy for US foreign relations that it takes the human rights as the behavior norm and the political weapon. In 1970s, the Carter administration formally put forward the human rights diplomacy and put it into effect. From then on, every government placed the human rights diplomacy on the major agenda of its foreign policies. The developing countries have always been the major objects of US human rights diplomacy. Especially after the Cold War, the United States has strengthened its human rights diplomacy to the developing countries, hence the latter has become the principle object of the former's human fights diplomacy. It is of momentoUS theoretical and practical significance to have a study on the US human rights diplomacy to the developing countries.On the base of the research now on hand, the dissertation will mainly study the gains and losses of US human rights diplomacy to the developing countries, its characteristics and development tendency, and the countermeasures the developing countries should take against it as well.The structure and contents of this dissertation consist of six parts. The Introduction covers the meanings of the dissertation, the statUS quo of the study in this field and the questions needed to be probed and solved, etc. Chapter 1 describes the theoretical basis of the US human rights diplomacy, briefly introduces the situation on the whole of the diplomacy before the Cold War, and emphatically analyses the gains and losses of human rights diplomacy to the developing countriesafter the Cold War during BUSh and Clinton administrations. Chapter 2 emphatically analyses the new characteristics of US human rights diplomacy to the developing countries after the Cold War, and deduces the development tendency of US human rights diplomacy according to the past and present of the diplomacy, pointing out that the United States won't give up in the days to come, meanwhile it maybe strengthen the human rights diplomacy to some developing countries. Chapters analyzes the human rights views that US stresses after the Cold War, among other things, describes the relation between the human rights and the sovereignty, and expounds the correct standpoint of the developing countries with respect to the relation, pointing out that the essence of so-cold "the human rights is superior to the sovereignty" is hegemony. As the focal point of the dissertation, Chapter 4 puts forward a series of countermeasures that the developing countries should take against US human rights diplomacy. The countermeasures are divided into three respects, which include economics, politics, diplomacy, theory study and public opinion propaganda, etc. The Conclusion generally points out: the human rights diplomacy is a significant part of America's world strategies; US human rights diplomacy to the developing countries has brought about serioUS affects not only to the developing countries but also the United States itself; for the United States, it would be a wise decision to give up the diplomacy and take an active part in the human rights protection in the world.
Keywords/Search Tags:United States, Developing countries, Human rights diplomacy National interests, Hegemony, Countermeasure
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