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The Political Sociology of Human Rights - Key Topics in Sociology (Paperback)
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The Political Sociology of Human Rights - Key Topics in Sociology (Paperback)

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Paperback 232 Pages / Published: 28/07/2015
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The language of human rights is the most prominent 'people-centred' language of global justice today. This textbook looks at how human rights are constructed at local, national, international and transnational levels and considers commonalities and differences around the world. Through discussions of key debates in the interdisciplinary study of human rights, the book develops its themes by considering examples of human rights advocacy in international organisations, national states and local grassroots movements. Case studies relating to specific organisations and institutions illustrate how human rights are being used to address structural injustices: imperialist geopolitics, authoritarianism and corruption, inequalities created by 'freeing' markets, dangers faced by transnational migrants as a result of the securitization of borders, and violence against women.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521148474
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 11 mm


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'The idea of human rights is at once widely accepted, unevenly implemented, and recurrently challenged. It is thus crucial to study how human rights work (and sometimes fail to work despite apparent agreement), who brings claims and how they are met. Kate Nash's The Political Sociology of Human Rights does this with insight and clarity and it deserves wide attention.' Craig Calhoun, Director, London School of Economics and Political Science
'The Political Sociology of Human Rights is a very thorough treatment of the multiple dimensions of human rights and of the various actors involved in different parts of the world. It contests common assumptions and uses concrete examples to combine theoretical clarity with political concern. This book should be read by anybody committed to the building of a better world.' Evelina Dagnino, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
'The study of human rights is inevitably confronted by conundrums: who can enforce them? Who can pay for them? Are they universal? Kate Nash boldly addresses these problems with a sure command of the literature and brings a fresh sociological perspective to these legal and political issues. The Political Sociology of Human Rights is a textbook that will enlighten students but equally guide the research of established scholars.' Bryan S. Turner, Graduate Center, City University of New York

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