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Human Rights in Contemporary US Foreign and Security Policy: Consistencies and Inconsistencies

Date: 15 May 2007 Time: 2.00 pm

Lancaster Human Rights Forum and the Dept. of Politics and IR:

Seminar

Tuesday 15th May, 2 - 4pm, Bowland North Small Lecture Theatre Followed by a wine reception in the Law School

Human Rights in Contemporary US Foreign and Security Policy: Consistencies and Inconsistencies Introduced by Jan Hancock,

Centre for International Politics, University of Manchester This paper details the consistencies and inconsistencies in the human rights claims of pose 9/11 foreign and security policy made by the George W. Bush administrations. The contributions and limitations of two common explanations of this narrative are evaluated; (i) that human rights can, at some times and in some circumstances but not others, constitute a foreign policy goal and; (ii) that the human rights claims of policymakers can be dismissed as hypocritical rhetoric since policy practice fails to meet the necessary conditions for human rights. This paper contributes to this debate by applying the works of early twentieth century political culture theorists to identify a consistent application of human rights claims as a technique of governance. By charting the production of an ethical narrative as a function of social power, the article details how language has been consistently employed to inculcate, rather than reflect, reality.

Event website: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fss/organisations/humanrights/

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Associated staff: Mike Hannis, Emilie Secker, Sigrun Skogly

Organising departments and research centres: Human Rights Forum, International Human Rights Obligations Network (IntHRON), Law

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