The Justice Cascade

How Human Rights Prosecutions Are Changing World Politics

By Kathryn Sikkink
(W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393079937, 352pp.)

Publication Date: September 2011

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Drawing on extensive research and illuminating personal experience, Sikkink reveals how the stunning emergence of human rights prosecutions has come about; what effect it has had on democracy, conflict, and repression; and what it means for leaders and citizens everywhere, from Uruguay to the United States.The Justice Cascade is a vital read for anyone interested in the future of world politics and human rights.

About the Author
Kathryn Sikkink is a Regents Professor and the McKnight Presidential Chair of Political Science at the University of Minnesota. She is the cowinner of the 2000 Grawemeyer Award for "Ideas Improving World Order" and lives in Minneapolis.
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