Alison Brysk

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Alison Brysk "is Professor of Political Science and International Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Winner of the 2007-2008 Distinguished Mid-Career Research Award, she has authored or edited six books on international human rights (see the Research Page). Professor Brysk has researched and lectured in a dozen countries, and in 2007 held the Fulbright Distinguished Visiting Chair in Global Governance at Canada's University of Waterloo/Centre for International Governance Innovation." [1] CV


  • Global Good Samaritans: Human Rights as Foreign Policy, Oxford University Press, February 2009.
  • Co-editor, Human Rights and National Insecurity: Democracies Debate Counterterrorism, with Gershon Shafir, University of California Press, 2007.
  • Human Rights and Private Wrongs: Constructing Global Civil Society, Routledge Press (Human Rights Horizons series), 2005.
  • Co-editor, People Out of Place: Globalization and the Citizenship Gap, with Gershon Shafir, Routledge Press, 2004.
  • Editor. Globalization and Human Rights, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2002.
  • From Tribal Village to Global Village: Indian Rights and International Relations in Latin America, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2000.
  • The Politics of Human Rights in Argentina: Protest, Change, and Democratization, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1994.

Selected Articles

  • "Conclusion: Human Rights in Hard Times" in Brysk and Shafir (eds.) Human Rights and National Insecurity: Democracies Debate Counter-terrorism, with Gershon Shafir and Daniel Wehrenfennig, University of California Press, 2007.
  • “Democratizing Civil Society in Latin America,” Journal of Democracy, Vol. 11, No.3, July 2000, 151-165.
  • "Acting Globally: Indian Rights and International Politics," in Indigenous Peoples and Democracy in Latin America, ed. Donna Lee Van Cott, Washington, D.C.: St. Martin's Press and Inter-American Dialogue, 1994.

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  1. Alison Brysk, Alison Brysk, accessed January 29, 2009.