Publications by Type: Book

2020
The Hidden Face of Rights: towards a politics of responsibilities
Sikkink, Kathryn. 2020. The Hidden Face of Rights: towards a politics of responsibilities. New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 208. Publisher's Version Abstract
Why we cannot truly implement human rights unless we also recognize human responsibilities

When we debate questions in international law, politics, and justice, we often use the language of rights—and far less often the language of responsibilities. Human rights scholars and activists talk about state responsibility for rights, but they do not articulate clear norms about other actors’ obligations. In this book, Kathryn Sikkink argues that we cannot truly implement human rights unless we also recognize and practice the corresponding human responsibilities.
  
Focusing on five areas—climate change, voting, digital privacy, freedom of speech, and sexual assault—where on-the-ground (primarily university campus) initiatives have persuaded people to embrace a close relationship between rights and responsibilities, Sikkink argues for the importance of responsibilities to any comprehensive understanding of political ethics and human rights.
2017
Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century
Sikkink, Kathryn. 2017. Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Publisher's Version


 

  • Read the Book Review in the New York Review of Books: Have Human Rights Failed? by David Cole, April 18, 2019 Issue, New York Review of Books
     
2013
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Risse, Thomas, Stephen C. Ropp, and Kathryn Sikkink, ed. 2013. The Persistent Power of Human Rights: From Commitment to Compliance. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge. Publisher's Version
2004
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Sikkink, Kathryn. 2004. Mixed Signals: U.S. Human Rights Policy and Latin America. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Publisher's Version
2002
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Khagram, Sanjeev, James V. Riker, and Kathryn Sikkink, ed. 2002. Restructuring World Politics: Transnational Social Movements, Networks, and Norms. University of Minnesota Press. Minneapolis. Publisher's Version
1999
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Risse, Thomas, Stephen C. Ropp, and Kathryn Sikkink, ed. 1999. The Power of Human Rights: International Norms and Domestic Change. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press. Publisher's Version
1998
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Keck, Margaret, and Kathryn Sikkink. 1998. Activists beyond Borders: Advocacy Networks in International Politics. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Publisher's Version
1991
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Sikkink, Kathryn. 1991. Ideas and Institutions: Developmentalism in Brazil and Argentina. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Publisher's Version
Translated into Spanish as El proyecto desarrollista en la Argentina y Brasil: Frondizi y Kubitschek (Buenos Aires: Siglo Veintiuno Editora Iberoamericana, 2010).