Contents: Understanding International Human Rights Politics – A Multi-Paradigm Synthesis – International Human Rights
in the Context of North-South Relations – Sources of Conflicts in Human Rights Practices: the Conflict of Values, the Conflict
of Interests, and an Ontological Approach to Address Conflicts – Western Policies: Motivations and Preferences, Levels for
Governmental Actions and Policy Options – U.S. Human Rights Policy toward China: Preferences, Actors, and the Evaluation of
(De)linkage and Engagement Policies – The Common Foreign Policy of the European Union of Human Rights toward China: the Legal
Framework, Actors, and Approaches – Western Influence in International Regimes - a Case Study on the China Issue.