Human Rights Reflection Paper

You might recall from Week 3 the importance of ethical reflection when determining the impact of your actions as a public administrator. Engaging in a similar type of reflection when reviewing literature in the field also can help you determine the possible impact of the latest theories and research on the field of public administration. How might the human rights readings from this week affect your role as a public administrator? Did the readings change your perception of human rights?

For this Assignment, you reflect on your perception of human rights and its role in public administration. You also examine the potential implications that human rights literature might have for public administrators.

The Assignment (3–4 pages in APA format): Your Assignment should include the following:

  • A detailed and objective description of the human rights issues presented in this week’s readings
  • An explanation of the nature of the issue(s) and its significance to you as a public administrator
  • An explanation of what the readings meant to you in the context of your feelings, values, knowledge, and experience
  • An explanation of the implications these readings might have for public administrators
  • A summary of one of the following:
    • What you learned about yourself as a public administrator based on your reaction to the readings
    • What you learned about global governance from examining these readings
    • Why this knowledge is important to you as a developing public administrator
    • How you might apply this knowledge in your future practice

Note: Provide specific examples and cite your references.

Support your Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. Provide a reference list with all resources included in the paper.

Your Assignment must demonstrate both breadth and depth of knowledge and critical thinking appropriate to graduate-level scholarship. It must follow APA Publication Manual guidelines and be free of typographical, spelling, and grammatical errors. The Assignment should be 3–5 pages in length (double-spaced), not including the title page, abstract, and references.

PLEASE USE ONLY THESE REFERENCES

Learning Resources

Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.

Required Readings

Benjamin, D. O. (2010). Rethinking nonintervention: The challenge of the UN charter and protecting the dispossessed. Public Integrity, 12(3), 201–218.
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

De Schutter, O. (2012). The role of human rights in shaping international regulatory regimes. Social Research, 79(4), 785–818.
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Glazer, S. (2004). Stopping genocide. CQ Researcher, 14(29), 685–708.
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Twiss, S. B. (2011). Global ethics and human rights: A reflection. Journal of Religious Ethics, 39(2), 204–222.
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

United Nations. (n.d-b). The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Retrieved November 19, 2013, from http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-r…

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