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International Human Rights Law
Six Decades after the UDHR and Beyond
Author: Edited by Mashood Baderin, SOAS, University of London, UK and Manisuli Ssenyonjo, Brunel University, UK
Publishers: Imprint: Ashgate
Publication Date: Nov 2010
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This timely and valuable book explores the development of international human rights law over the last six decades. The volume brings together leading experts to reflect on different aspects of human rights law, not only considering and evaluating the developments so far, but also identifying relevant problems and proposing relevant possible perspectives for the continued positive future development of human rights law. The book is international in perspective, both in scope and context, and covers developments in the international protection of human rights since the adoption of the UDHR in 1948. The developments considered include the United Nations system of protecting human rights as well as regional human rights systems in Africa, America and Europe. It also considers some key themes relevant to human rights including globalisation, protecting human rights in emergency situations and trade sanctions, the development of human rights NGOs, and many others.
The book will be an invaluable resource for students, academics and policy-makers working in the field of international human rights.
Foreword, David Harris; Part I Introduction: Development of international human rights law before and after the UDHR, Mashood A. Baderin and Manisuli Ssenyonjo. Part II Concepts and Norms: International human rights: universal, relative or relatively universal?, Jack Donnelly; Economic, social and cultural rights, Manisuli Ssenyonjo; Civil and political rights, Sarah Joseph; Simple analytics of the right to development, Arjun Sengupta; Right to a healthy environment in human rights law, Jona Razzaque; Right to a peaceful world order, Nsongurua J. Udombana; Minority rights 60 years after the UDHR: limits on the preservation of identity?, Tawhida Ahmed and Anastasia Vakulenko; Intellectual property rights, the right to health and the UDHR: is reconciliation possible?, Robert L. Ostergard Jr and Shawna E. Sweeney; Brave new world? Human rights in the era of globalization, Paul O'Connell. Part III Mechanisms and Implementation: The United Nations human rights system, Rhona K.M. Smith; The African regional human rights system, Olufemi Amao; The inter-American human rights system, Jo M. Pasqualucci; The European Convention on Human Rights, Alastair Mowbray; Human rights in the International Court of Justice, Gentian Zyberi; The role of national human rights institutions, Rachel Murray; Institutional partnership or critical seepages? The role of human rights NGOs in the United Nations, Dianne Otto; Islamic law and the implementation of international human rights law: a case study of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Mashood A. Baderin; Towards an international court of human rights?, Gerd Oberleitner; Multi-state responsibility for extraterritorial violation of economic, social and cultural rights, Todd Howland. Part IV Responsibilities and Remedies: State responsibility for human rights, Danwood Mzikenge Chirwa; State compliance with the recommendations of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, Frans Viljoen; Individual responsibility and the evolving legal status of the physical person in international human rights law, Ilias Bantekas; The International Criminal Court and individual responsibility of senior state officials for international crimes, Manisuli Ssenyonjo; The right to an effective remedy: balancing realism and aspiration, Sonja B. Starr; Protecting human rights in emergency situations: the example of the right to education, Vernor Muñoz Villalobos; Protect, respect, and remedy: the UN framework for business and human rights, John Gerard Ruggie. Part V 'And Beyond': A future for human rights, Robert McCorquodale; Index.
Mashood Baderin is Head of the School of Law, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His research interests are in the areas of Islamic Law, International and Comparative Human Rights Law, Public International Law, Human Rights & Islamic Law, especially interaction between International Law, Human Rights Law, and Islamic Law in Muslim States. He has published extensively on these and related areas.
Manisuli Ssenyonjo is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law, Brunel University. His research interests are in the areas of Public International Law, Human Rights, and Comparative Constitutional Law. He has published widely in these areas.
Reviews to Date
'This weighty collection addresses both the theory and practice of the UDHR, the origins, concepts and implementation of this seminal document, including the various global and regional mechanisms that it has influenced. Some contributions explore the various modern concepts and contexts against which this living instrument must be read and re-read - from globalization trends, and the rise of non-state actors etc, while others offer a fresh take on ongoing debates such as relativism/universalism. Long established names and significant newer voices, spanning the globe and writing from the perspective of practice and academia make this is a collection deserving of a wide readership.'
Patrick Twomey, The International Human Rights Network
'There are nearly thirty chapters on key rights and issues, written by leading human rights authors. Particularly notable is the book's critical emphasis, examining realistically both what has been achieved since 1948, and remains to be achieved, and the prospects for the future. It is this critical dimension that will give the book lasting value'
David Harris, University of Nottingham, UK
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Crime and Corruption in Organisations
Why it Occurs and What To Do About it
Author: Edited by Ronald J Burke, Edward C Tomlinson & Cary L Cooper
Publication Date: Dec 2010
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Although increasing attention has been paid to it, there are no signs that crime and corruption in organizations is decreasing, so if you're a manager or government policy maker, and your mandate is to reduce crime and corruption, where do you start?
The international authors of this book fill a critical need to address such a prevalent and costly topic with a detailed analysis of the risks associated with crime and corruption in organizations. They examine the causes and consequences, and the choices we face in our efforts to eradicate these social maladies. They focus on the risks to individuals and organizations surrounding criminal and corrupt acts, with an emphasis on the psychological, behavioral and organizational factors supporting such behaviors. Finally, they explore the phenomenon of crime and corruption across a diverse array of organizational settings (ranging from public to private, for-profit to non-profit) and occupational categories (e.g., police officers, physicians, accountants, and academicians).
The constant barrage of scandals publicized by the media demands "front burner" attention dedicated to stemming this tide. Accordingly, this book turns to prominent researchers employing their talents to produce more ethical organizations. The result is the most up-to-date thinking on both classic (e.g., cognitive moral development) and novel (e.g., moral attentiveness) approaches to crime and corruption, as well as scientifically-grounded approaches to reducing illicit behavior in organizations.
List of Figures vii
List of Tables ix
List of Contributors xi
Part I Introduction
1 Crime and Corruption in Organizations 3
Ronald J. Burke
Part II Causes of Crime and Corruption in
2 Show Me the Money 69
Ronald J. Burke
3 Predicting Workplace Misconduct Using Personality
and Academic Behaviours 97
Thomas H. Stone, I. M. Jawahar, and Jennifer L. Kisamore
4 The Role of Trust in Employee Theft 121
Edward C. Tomlinson
5 The Influence of National Culture on the Rationalization
of Corruption 143
Amy Guerber, Aparna Rajagoplan, and Vikas Anand
Part III Costs of Crime and Corruption in
6 The Debilitating Effects of Fraud in Organizations 163
Conan C. Albrecht, Matthew L. Sanders, Daniel V. Holland,
and Chad Albrecht
Crime and Corruption vi in Organizations
7 A Re-examination of the Withdrawal Syndrome
vis-à-vis Organizational Ethics in Schools 187
Zehava Rosenblatt and Orly Shapira-Lishchinsky
Part IV Corruption in the Professions
8 Making Sense of Academic Misconduct 215
Alison L. Antes and Michael D. Mumford
9 Medicines and Money: The Corruption of Clinical
Part V Reducing Crime and Corruption in
10 H ow to Minimize Corruption in Business Organizations:
Developing and Sustaining an Ethical Corporate
Mark S. Schwartz
11 Confronting Corruption Using Integrity Pacts:
The Case of Nigeria 297
Wesley Cragg, Uwafiokun Idemudia, and Bronwyn Best
12 Easy Prey Canadians 323
L. S. (Al) Rosen
List of Figures
Figure 3.1 Results of structural equation modelfull mediation model 110
Figure 5.1 Cultural values 152
Figure 6.1 Amount embezzled at odd-year intervals 166
Figure 6.2 The fraud triangle 168
Figure 6.3 The Ethics Development Model 176
Figure 6.4 Fraud detection method breakdown 178
Figure 7.1 The interaction effect of distributive justice and affective
commitment on lateness 200
Figure 7.2 Summary of coefficient modelling results of the relationship
between teachers’'81 perceptions of formal ethical climate and
absence frequency, mediated by affective commitment 200
Figure 7.3 Summary of the results of the relationship of ethical variables
with intent to leave, mediated by affective and normative
Figure 8.1 Sense-making model of ethical decision-making 224
Figure 10.1 The three elements of an ethical corporate culture 291
Figure 11.1 Constituent states of the Niger Delta, Nigeria 305
List of Tables
Table 3.1 Means, standard deviations, and correlations between study
Table 5.1 Rationalization techniques: description and summary 146
Table 6.1 Types of fraud 165
Table 6.2 Income statement 167
Table 8.1 Taxonomy of ethical dimensions of academic work 221
Table 8.2 Strategies facilitating sense-making 225
Table 11.1 The IP implementation plan and progress achieved 320
One of Canada's most prolific researchers, Professor Burke's work has focused on the relationship between the work environment and individual and organizational health. He was the Founding Editor of the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences and has served on the editorial boards of more than a dozen journals. He has served as Director of the PhD. Programme at Schulich, and as Associate Dean for Research. He has participated in research conferences in North and South America, the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Professor Burke earned his PhD from the University of Michigan and is Professor Emeritus of Organizational Behavior. He has published over 500 journal articles and edited or co-edited 27 books with a variety of publishers. He has participated in over 300 management development programs as well as serving as a consultant on organizational effectiveness issues for private and public sector organizations. His views on management and organizations have also appeared in various media.
Edward C. Tomlinson is an associate professor of management and Mulwick Scholar in the Boler School of Business at John Carroll University. He received his Ph.D. from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. His primary research interests include interpersonal trust, behavioral integrity, and deviant workplace behavior. His research has been published in journals including Academy of Management Review, International Journal of Conflict Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and Journal of Management Education. He currently serves on the inaugural editorial board of Journal of Trust Research.
Cary L. Cooper, CBE, is Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health, Lancaster University Management School at Lancaster University, England. He is the author of over 100 books and 400 scholarly articles, and is a frequent contributor to national newspapers, TV and radio.
He is currently Founding Editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior and Editor in Chief of the medical journal Stress & Health. He is past President of the British Academy of Management, is a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and one of the first UK based Fellows of the (American) Academy of Management. Professor Cooper is also the President of the Institute of Welfare Officers, President of ISMA, President of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, President of RELATE and Chair of the Academy of Social Sciences.
In 2001, Cary was awarded a CBE by the Queen in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for his contribution to organizational health.
Reviews to Date
'The book Crime and Corruption in Organizations: Why it Occurs and What to Do About It represents a timely and interesting blend of empirical and conceptual research on crime and corruption in organizations. The articles included in this book offer fresh and insightful perspectives related to the causes of organizational transgressions and the costs these transgressions pose to organizations and society. The text begins with a comprehensive introduction to the topic and continues with a discussion of the systemic causes of organizational crime and corruption and their effect on different countries and industries. Organizational corruption is discussed from multiple view points. The articles motivated many interesting discussions with my peers and students.' Anke Arnaud, College of Business, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
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