Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745329116 Published June 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780745329123 Published June 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Human Rights and Social Movements

Neil Stammers, Robert Jupe, and Jane Andrew

Human Rights and Social Movements

Neil Stammers, Robert Jupe, and Jane Andrew

Distributed for Pluto Press

296 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745329116 Published June 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780745329123 Published June 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

This book champions social movements as one of the most influential agents that shape our conceptions of human rights.

Stammers argues that human rights cannot be properly understood outside of the context of social movement struggles. He explains how much of the literature on human rights has systematically obscured this link, consequently distorting our understandings of human rights.

Stammers identifies the contours of a new framework through which human rights can be understood. He suggests that what he calls the 'paradox of institutionalisation' can only be addressed through a recognition of the importance of human rights arising out of grassroots activism, and through processes of institutional democratisation.

Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Figures
Introduction
1: Getting Beyond the Hall of Mirrors
2: The 'Sociality' Of Natural Rights
3: The Lost Nineteenth Century
4: The Paradox of Institutionalisation
5: New Movements? Old Wrongs?
6: Expressive and Instrumental Dimensions of Movement Activism
7: Analyses of Globalisation and Human Rights
8: Renewing the Challenge to Power
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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