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Closing the Rights Gap: From Human Rights to Social Transformation (Hardback)

Edité par University of California Press, United States, 2015
ISBN 10: 0520283090 / ISBN 13: 9780520283091
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Titre : Closing the Rights Gap: From Human Rights to...

Éditeur : University of California Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2015

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Do human rights as embodied in constitutions, national laws, and international agreements foster improvements in the lives of the poor or otherwise marginalized populations? When, where, how, and under what conditions? Closing the Rights Gap: From Human Rights to Social Transformation systematically compares a range of case studies from around the world in order to clarify the conditions under which and institutions through which economic, social, and cultural rights are progressively realized in practice. It concludes with testable hypotheses regarding how significant transformative change might occur, as well as an agenda for future research to facilitate rights realization worldwide. N° de réf. du libraire AAZ9780520283091

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Synopsis : Do “human rights?—as embodied in constitutions, national laws, and international agreements—foster improvements in the lives of the poor or otherwise marginalized populations? When, where, how, and under what conditions? Closing the Rights Gap: From Human Rights to Social Transformation systematically compares a range of case studies from around the world in order to clarify the conditions under which—and institutions through which—economic, social, and cultural rights are progressively realized in practice. It concludes with testable hypotheses regarding how significant transformative change might occur, as well as an agenda for future research to facilitate rights realization worldwide.

Page de garde: "In recent years, global movements fighting ills—from hunger to inequality to pollution—have taken up the language of human rights. Haglund and Stryker assemble a dynamic interdisciplinary team to build rubrics for assessing movement effects and a rich theoretical toolkit for understanding how human rights claims are translated into positive policy changes. This book will set the standard for global studies of human rights for years to come."—Frank Dobbin, Professor of Sociology, Harvard University

"Few volumes can claim to accomplish so much. This book not only theorizes what is likely to be general about rights realization in civil/political domains and across economic, social, and cultural domains, but also highlights what is likely to be specific within these domains. This volume marks a major advance in the social science of human rights."—John Hagan, John D. MacArthur Professor, Northwestern University

"Haglund and Stryker have assembled a powerful set of chapters that analyze diverse aspects of the challenges of and possibilities for transforming the aspirational promises of human rights principles into meaningful social change for immiserated and marginalized people around the globe. The diversity of contributors? perspectives underscores the point that human rights scholarship has moved beyond the legal domain and is deeply enriched by multidisciplinary engagement and initiatives."—Alicia Ely Yamin, Lecturer on Global Health, Policy Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University

"This volume helps us understand in very concrete ways how rights are adopted in practice. By focusing on a range of mechanisms and a variety of actors, it offers a compelling analysis of the pathways through which the progressive realization of social and economic rights can take place."—Ariel Fiszbein, Policy Director, Inter-American Dialogue

"Goes beyond critique to identify the key contextual factors, actors, and strategic pathways that account for how and when human rights advocacy does or does not contribute to transformative economic and social justice. This ambitious volume is a very welcome and important contribution."—Michael McCann, Gordon Hirabayashi Professor for Advancement of Citizenship, University of Washington

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