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Elizabeth Borgwardt's A New Deal for the World: America's Vision for Human Rights PDF

By Elizabeth Borgwardt

In a piece of sweeping scope and luminous element, Elizabeth Borgwardt describes how a cadre of worldwide warfare II American planners inaugurated the guidelines and associations that underlie our smooth overseas human rights regime.

Borgwardt reveals the most important within the 1941 Atlantic constitution and its Anglo-American imaginative and prescient of "war and peace aims." In trying to globalize what U.S. planners heralded as family New Deal rules approximately protection, the ideology of the Atlantic Charter--buttressed by means of FDR’s "Four Freedoms" and the legacies of global warfare I--redefined human rights and America’s imaginative and prescient for the world.

Three units of overseas negotiations introduced the Atlantic constitution blueprint to life--Bretton Woods, the United international locations, and the Nuremberg trials. those new associations organize mechanisms to stabilize the overseas financial system, advertise collective defense, and enforce new puzzling over foreign justice. The layout of those associations served as a concrete articulation of U.S. nationwide pursuits, at the same time they emphasised the significance of operating with allies to accomplish universal objectives. the yank architects of those charters have been trying to redefine the assumption of protection within the overseas sphere. To various levels, those associations and the debates surrounding them set the principles for the area we all know today.

By reading the interplay of principles, participants, and associations that reworked American overseas policy--and americans’ view of themselves--Borgwardt illuminates the wider historical past of contemporary human rights, alternate and the worldwide financial system, collective safeguard, and overseas legislation. This ebook captures a misplaced imaginative and prescient of the yank function within the world.

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