Selected Publications

Coming in February 2020 with Cambridge University Press:

The Human Rights Dictatorship: Socialism, Global Solidarity and Revolution in East Germany

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Already in print:

“From Tehran to Helsinki: The International Year of Human Rights 1968 and State Socialist Eastern Europe,” Diplomatica: A Journal of Diplomacy and Society (1:2, 2019)

“Abolishing the Exploitation of Man by Man: Socialism and Human Rights since Marx,” in Annette Weinke and Dieter Gosewinkel (eds.) Menschenrechte und ihre Kritiker: Ideologien, Argumente, Wirkungen (Wallstein, 2019)

Special Issue of East Central Europe (2-3, 2019): with Hella Dietz and James Mark New Perspectives on Socialism and Human Rights in East Central Europe since 1945

Special Issue of the Journal of the History of International Law (02/2019): with Raluca Grosescu Revisiting State Socialist Approaches to International Criminal and Humanitarian Law

“Human Rights Movements and the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Explaining the Peaceful Revolution of 1989,” Lora Wildenthal and Jean Quataert (eds.) Routledge History of Human Rights. (Routledge, 2019)

“Human Rights, Pluralism and the Democratization of East and West Germany,” in Harald Wenzel, Konrad Jarausch, and Karin Goihl (eds), Different Germans, Many Germanies: New Transatlantic Perspectives (Berghahn, 2016).

“Human Rights as Myth and History: Between the Revolutions of 1989 and the Arab Spring,” Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, (23:2-3, 2015, 151-166).

“Between Dictatorship and Dissent: Ideology, Legitimacy and Human Rights in East Germany, 1945-1990,” German Historical Institute Bulletin 56 (Spring 2015)

“Dictatorship and Dissent: Human Rights in East Germany in the 1970s,” in Jan Eckel and Samuel Moyn (eds.) The Breakthrough: Human Rights in the 1970s (Uni of Pennsylvania Press, 2014).

“‘Erkämpft das Menschenrecht’: Sozialismus und Menschenrechte in der DDR in der 70er Jahre,” in J. Eckel and S. Moyn (eds.) Moral für die Welt?: Menschenrechtspolitik in Den 1970er Jahren (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2012).