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Human rights books

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The Influence of Global Ideas on Environmentalism and Human Rights World Society and the Individual by Markus Hadler The Influence of Global Ideas on Environmentalism and Human Rights World Society and the Individual

This book explores whether individual attitudes and behaviors are swayed by global developments in a world increasingly populated by organizations, treaties, and other institutions that focus on environmentalism and human rights. It uses the sociological approach of World Society theory...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/09/2017

Evidence for Hope Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century by Kathryn Sikkink Evidence for Hope Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century

A history of the successes of the human rights movement and a case for why human rights work Evidence for Hope makes the case that, yes, human rights work. Critics may counter that the movement is in serious jeopardy or...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

Statelessness in the Caribbean The Paradox of Belonging in a Postnational World by Kristy A. Belton Statelessness in the Caribbean The Paradox of Belonging in a Postnational World

Statelessness in the Caribbean demonstrates how people can be forcibly displaced under nonconflict conditions without having fled a home, and how democracies force people into statelessness-the condition of not being a citizen anywhere-through the cover of bureaucratic procedures, neutral laws,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2017

Last Lectures on the Prevention and Intervention of Genocide by Samuel Totten Last Lectures on the Prevention and Intervention of Genocide

Last Lectures: The Prevention/Intervention of Genocide is an innovative collection of hypothetical 'last lectures' by some of the many top scholars and practitioners across the globe in the fields of human rights and genocide studies. Each lecture purportedly constitutes the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Human Rights Violations in Democratic Regimes by Peter Haschke Human Rights Violations in Democratic Regimes

Violations of the right to the physical integrity of the person, such as torture, cruel and unusual punishment, extra-judicial executions, disappearances, and political imprisonment have long been treated as an anomaly in democratically governed societies. In the current literature on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2017

We Rise The Earth Guardians Guide to Building a Movement That Restores the Planet by Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Justin Spizman We Rise The Earth Guardians Guide to Building a Movement That Restores the Planet
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

Modern Slavery A Global Perspective by Siddharth Kara Modern Slavery A Global Perspective

Siddharth Kara is a tireless chronicler of the human cost of slavery around the world. He has documented the realities of human trafficking and forced labor in order to reveal the degrading and dehumanizing system that strips people of their...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Thomas Paine and the Idea of Human Rights by Robert Lamb Thomas Paine and the Idea of Human Rights

An introduction to and analytical reconstruction of Thomas Paine's political philosophy and his account of human rights.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2017

Human Rights Futures by Stephen (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London) Hopgood Human Rights Futures
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With authoritarian states and global culture wars threatening human rights, this volume weighs hopes the for effective human rights advocacy.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

Protecting Human Rights Defenders in Latin America A Legal and Socio-Political Analysis of Brazil by Ulisses Terto Neto Protecting Human Rights Defenders in Latin America A Legal and Socio-Political Analysis of Brazil

This book offers a legal and socio-political analysis of the Brazilian Program for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders.
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/08/2017

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Global Norms and Local Courts Translating the Rule of Law in Bangladesh by Tobias (Assistant Professor, Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science, Freie Universitat Berlin) Berger Global Norms and Local Courts Translating the Rule of Law in Bangladesh
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This book examines the interaction between global norms and local contexts, from global norms about 'the rule of law' from the desks of development experts in Brussels to villages in rural Bangladesh, and what happens to 'the rule of law'.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Free Speech on Campus by Erwin Chemerinsky, Howard Gillman Free Speech on Campus
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Can free speech coexist with an inclusive campus environment?
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

On the Side of the Angels Canada and the United Nations Commission on Human Rights by Andrew Thompson On the Side of the Angels Canada and the United Nations Commission on Human Rights

Documenting six decades of Canadian engagement within the UN human rights system, this book offers insights into the complexity and nuance of Canadian diplomacy as well as the evolution of UN's universal human rights project.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

No Refuge for Women The Tragic Fate of Syrian Refugees by Maria von Welser No Refuge for Women The Tragic Fate of Syrian Refugees


Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

Of Women by Shami Chakrabarti Of Women

A powerful, urgent and timely polemic on why women still need equality, and how we get thereIt is the greatest human rights abuse on the planet. It blights first and developing worlds, rich and poor women's health, wealth, education, representation,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/10/2017

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Fifty Years and Beyond by Yael Danieli, Elsa Stamatopoulou, Clarence Dias The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Fifty Years and Beyond
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Containing contributions by specialists from the intergovernmental and non-governmental worlds and voices of victim/survivors, the book critically reviews the international and regional human rights systems established over the past 50 years in terms of their effectiveness for the victims of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

Routledge Handbook of Human Rights in Asia by Fernand de Varennes Routledge Handbook of Human Rights in Asia

Routledge Handbook of Human Rights in Asia provides a multidisciplinary account of areas of ongoing concern for human rights across Asia. Development pressures, civil conflict, internal unrest and unstable governments contribute to the human rights volatility of the region. Chapters...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Realising Rights How Regional Organisations Socialise Human Rights by Mathew (Australian National University, Australia.) Davies Realising Rights How Regional Organisations Socialise Human Rights
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This book presents the hitherto unstudied variety of ways that human rights socialisation is attempted in the context of regional organisations, arguing that existing conceptual accounts of this phenomenon need to be expanded to best explain this diversity. By placing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/11/2017

U.S. Foreign Policy and Muslim Women's Human Rights by Kelly J. Shannon U.S. Foreign Policy and Muslim Women's Human Rights

U.S. Foreign Policy and Muslim Women's Human Rights explores the integration of American concerns about women's human rights into U.S. policy toward Islamic countries since 1979, reframing U.S.-Islamic relations and challenging assumptions about the drivers of American foreign policy.
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/11/2017

Perpetrating Genocide A Criminological Account by Kjell (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands) Anderson Perpetrating Genocide A Criminological Account
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Focusing on the relationship between the micro level of perpetrator motivation and the macro level normative discourse, this book offers an in-depth explanation for the perpetration of genocide. It is the first comparative criminological treatment of genocide drawn from original...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/11/2017

The Fate of Freedom Elsewhere Human Rights and U.S. Cold War Policy toward Argentina by William Michael Schmidli The Fate of Freedom Elsewhere Human Rights and U.S. Cold War Policy toward Argentina


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2017

The Right to Have Rights by Alastair Hunt, Samuel Moyn, Astra Taylor, Lida Maxwell The Right to Have Rights
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Five leading thinkers on the concept of rights in an era of rightlessness Sixty years ago, the political theorist Hannah Arendt, deprived of her German citizenship as a Jew and in exile from her country, observed that before people can...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2017

A Human Right to Culture and Identity The Ambivalence of Group Rights by Janne Mende A Human Right to Culture and Identity The Ambivalence of Group Rights

Pursues the possibilities and limits of the UN's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by connecting theoretical discussions with empirical evidence, taken from extensive participant observation and on the qualitative content analysis of indigenous and state documents
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/12/2017

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Unmaking the Global Sweatshop Health and Safety of the World's Garment Workers by Rebecca Prentice Unmaking the Global Sweatshop Health and Safety of the World's Garment Workers

Unmaking the Global Sweatshop gathers the work of leading anthropologists and ethnographers studying the global garment industry's impact on workers' well-being and examines the relationship between the politics of labor and initiatives to protect workers' health and safety.
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/08/2017

Failure and Hope Fighting for the Rights of the Forcibly Displaced by Christine (University of Virginia) Mahoney Failure and Hope Fighting for the Rights of the Forcibly Displaced

This book documents how global advocacy on behalf of refugees has failed, and proposes a new strategy using social entrepreneurship.
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/08/2017

Becoming a Movement Identity, Narrative and Memory in the European Global Justice Movement by Priska Daphi Becoming a Movement Identity, Narrative and Memory in the European Global Justice Movement

The book explores the role of narratives in forming collective identity in the European Global Justice Movement, a crucial predecessor of the more recent struggles against austerity.
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/08/2017

Human Rights and the Northern Ireland Conflict Law, Politics and Conflict, 1921-2014 by Omar Grech Human Rights and the Northern Ireland Conflict Law, Politics and Conflict, 1921-2014

This interdisciplinary book explores the Northern Ireland conflict through a human rights framework. The book examines the conflict from the creation of the Northern Ireland state in 1921 to 2014. This time-frame allows an analysis of how human rights impacted...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Campaigning for Children Strategies for Advancing Children's Rights by Jo Becker Campaigning for Children Strategies for Advancing Children's Rights

Advocates within the growing field of children's rights have designed dynamic campaigns to protect and promote children's rights. This expanding body of international law and jurisprudence, however, lacks a core text that provides an up-to-date look at current children's rights...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Human Rights and Radical Social Transformation Futurity, Alterity, Power by Kathryn McNeilly Human Rights and Radical Social Transformation Futurity, Alterity, Power

Against the recent backdrop of socio-political crisis, radical thinking and activism to challenge the oppressive operation of power has increased. Such thinkers and activists have aimed for radical social transformation in the sense of challenging dominant ways of viewing the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Taking Root Human Rights and Public Opinion in the Global South by James (Harold E. Stassen Chair of International Affairs, University of Minnesota, Department of Political Science and Hump Ron Taking Root Human Rights and Public Opinion in the Global South
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While debates about human rights are waged in elite circles, what do publics in the global South think about human rights ideas and the organizations that promote them? Drawing on large-scale public opinion surveys and interviews with human rights practitioners...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2017

Taking Root Human Rights and Public Opinion in the Global South by James (Harold E. Stassen Chair of International Affairs, University of Minnesota, Department of Political Science and Hump Ron Taking Root Human Rights and Public Opinion in the Global South
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While debates about human rights are waged in elite circles, what do publics in the global South think about human rights ideas and the organizations that promote them? Drawing on large-scale public opinion surveys and interviews with human rights practitioners...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/08/2017

Wartime Sexual Violence From Silence to Condemnation of a Weapon of War by Kerry F. Crawford Wartime Sexual Violence From Silence to Condemnation of a Weapon of War

Reports of sexual violence in armed conflict frequently appear in political discussions and news media, presenting a stark contrast to a long history of silence and nonrecognition. Conflict-related sexual violence has transitioned rapidly from a neglected human rights issue to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

Dementia and human rights by Suzanne Cahill Dementia and human rights

Launching the dementia debate into new and exciting territory, this book applies a human rights lens to interrogate the lived experience and policy response to dementia.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission by Mary Ingouville Burton The Truth and Reconciliation Commission

In 1995, South Africa's new government set up the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a lynchpin of the country's journey forward from apartheid.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

Wartime Sexual Violence From Silence to Condemnation of a Weapon of War by Kerry F. Crawford Wartime Sexual Violence From Silence to Condemnation of a Weapon of War

Reports of sexual violence in armed conflict frequently appear in political discussions and news media, presenting a stark contrast to a long history of silence and nonrecognition. Conflict-related sexual violence has transitioned rapidly from a neglected human rights issue to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Campaigning for Children Strategies for Advancing Children's Rights by Jo Becker Campaigning for Children Strategies for Advancing Children's Rights

Advocates within the growing field of children's rights have designed dynamic campaigns to protect and promote children's rights. This expanding body of international law and jurisprudence, however, lacks a core text that provides an up-to-date look at current children's rights...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

International Human Rights (Fifth Edition) by Jack Donnelly, Daniel J. Whelan International Human Rights (Fifth Edition)
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Both a text that examines the rise of international human rights policy in the post-World War II era as well as one that offers original and current contributions to the key debates in the field; the definitive resource for students...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/07/2017

Victims' Rights in Flux: Criminal Justice Reform in Colombia by Astrid Liliana Sanchez-Mejia Victims' Rights in Flux: Criminal Justice Reform in Colombia

Contributing to the literature on comparative criminal procedure and Latin American law, this book examines the effects of adversarial criminal justice reforms on victim's rights by specifically analyzing the Colombian criminal justice reform of the early 2000s. This research focuses...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/07/2017

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