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Introduction: Human Rights in Politics and Practice

Introduction: Human Rights in Politics and Practice  

Michael Goodhart

in Human Rights: Politics and Practice (3rd edn)

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Mar 2016
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Sep 2017
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9780191850790
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198708766.003.0001
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9780198708766
This edition offers an introduction to the theory and practice of human rights from the perspective of politics and cognate disciplines. It showcases the ‘state of the art’ of the study of ... More
11. Human Rights

11. Human Rights  

Tom Campbell

in Issues in Political Theory (4th edn)

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Mar 2019
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Aug 2019
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9780191852077
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10.1093/hepl/9780198784067.003.0011
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This chapter focuses on human rights. Human rights are derived historically from the idea of natural law as it developed on a strong religious basis in late medieval Europe and, later, in a ... More
8. Measuring and Monitoring Human Rights

8. Measuring and Monitoring Human Rights  

Todd Landman and Larissa C. S. K. Kersten

in Human Rights: Politics and Practice (3rd edn)

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Mar 2016
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Sep 2017
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9780191850790
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708766.003.0009
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This chapter focuses on the measurement and monitoring of human rights. It explains the purpose, challenges, and types of human rights measures and discusses the main content of human ... More
1. Normative and Theoretical Foundations of Human Rights

1. Normative and Theoretical Foundations of Human Rights  

Anthony J. Langlois

in Human Rights: Politics and Practice (3rd edn)

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Mar 2016
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Sep 2017
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9780191850790
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708766.003.0002
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This chapter discusses the normative and theoretical foundations of human rights. More specifically, it examines the theoretical basis for the normative ideas advanced by those who use the ... More
2. Feminist and Activist Approaches to Human Rights

2. Feminist and Activist Approaches to Human Rights  

Ackerly Brooke

in Human Rights: Politics and Practice (3rd edn)

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Mar 2016
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Sep 2017
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9780191850790
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708766.003.0003
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This chapter explores the theoretical and political history of human rights that emerges out of the struggles that have been waged by feminists and other non-elites. It first considers the ... More
3. Human Rights in International Relations

3. Human Rights in International Relations  

Tim Dunne and Marianne Hanson

in Human Rights: Politics and Practice (3rd edn)

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Mar 2016
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Sep 2017
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9780191850790
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708766.003.0004
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This chapter examines the role of human rights in international relations. It first considers the theoretical issues and context that are relevant to the link between human rights and the ... More
22. Transitional Justice

22. Transitional Justice  

Joanna R. Quinn

in Human Rights: Politics and Practice (3rd edn)

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Mar 2016
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Sep 2017
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9780191850790
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708766.003.0023
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This chapter examines the link between transitional justice and human rights. Atrocities such as genocide, disappearances, torture, civil conflict, and other gross violations of human ... More
4. Human Rights in International Law

4. Human Rights in International Law  

Rhona K. M. Smith

in Human Rights: Politics and Practice (3rd edn)

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Mar 2016
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Sep 2017
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9780191850790
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708766.003.0005
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This chapter examines the international legal context of human rights. It first considers the historical evolution of international human rights law, with particular emphasis on the ... More
23. The Environment

23. The Environment  

John Barry and Kerri Woods

in Human Rights: Politics and Practice (3rd edn)

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Mar 2016
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Sep 2017
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9780191850790
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708766.003.0024
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This chapter examines the ways that environmental issues affect human rights and the relevance of human rights to environmental campaigns. It also evaluates proposals for extending human ... More
6. Sociological and Anthropological Approaches

6. Sociological and Anthropological Approaches  

Damien Short

in Human Rights: Politics and Practice (3rd edn)

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Mar 2016
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Sep 2017
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9780191850790
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708766.003.0007
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This chapter explores sociological and anthropological approaches to the study of human rights. Anthropologists and sociologists have typically been either positivists or relativists. ... More
10. Human Rights and Religion

10. Human Rights and Religion  

Roja Fazaeli

in Human Rights: Politics and Practice (3rd edn)

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Mar 2016
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Sep 2017
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9780191850790
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708766.003.0011
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This chapter examines the ways in which theoretical and practical relationships between religion and human rights are constructed and understood. It begins with a historical background on ... More
5. Human Rights in Comparative Politics

5. Human Rights in Comparative Politics  

Sonia Cardenas

in Human Rights: Politics and Practice (3rd edn)

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Mar 2016
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Sep 2017
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9780191850790
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708766.003.0006
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9780198708766
This chapter examines the importance of comparative politics for understanding human rights practices. Comparative politics has advanced our knowledge of why states sometimes violate ... More
8. Human rights

8. Human rights  

Tom Campbell

in Issues in Political Theory (3rd edn)

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Dec 2014
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Sep 2017
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9780191850936
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10.1093/hepl/9780199680436.003.0009
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9780199680436
This chapter examines issues arising from analyses and critiques of human rights, including the nature and significance of rights in general, and the functions of human rights. It considers ... More
31. Human rights

31. Human rights  

Ratna Kapur

in The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations (8th edn)

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Dec 2019
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Dec 2019
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9780191864612
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10.1093/hepl/9780198825548.003.0031
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9780198825548
This chapter looks at human rights, analysing the structure and politics of human rights in the twenty-first century. In particular, the chapter examines the influence of liberal ... More
Human Rights: Politics and Practice

Human Rights: Politics and Practice (3rd edn)  

Michael Goodhart

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Mar 2016
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Sep 2017
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9780191850790
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708766.001.0001
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9780198708766
Human Rights: Politics and Practice provides an introduction to human rights. Combining political science, philosophy, law, and policy-making, the text provides a broad range ... More
An Introduction to Political Philosophy

An Introduction to Political Philosophy (3rd edn)  

Jonathan Wolff

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Dec 2015
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Sep 2017
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9780191850929
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10.1093/hepl/9780199658015.001.0001
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9780199658015
An Introduction to Political Philosophy provides and introduction to the subject, combining clarity and a conversational style with a thought-provoking account of the central ... More
15. Torture

15. Torture  

William F. Schulz

in Human Rights: Politics and Practice (3rd edn)

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Mar 2016
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Sep 2017
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9780191850790
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708766.003.0016
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This chapter examines the use of torture in Western history, focusing on the torture of slaves, confessions as ‘the Queen of Proofs’, and calls for the abolition of virtually all forms of ... More
7. Contemporary Critiques of Human Rights

7. Contemporary Critiques of Human Rights  

David Chandler

in Human Rights: Politics and Practice (3rd edn)

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Mar 2016
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Sep 2017
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9780191850790
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708766.003.0008
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This chapter examines contemporary critiques of human rights, focusing on the downside of human rights claims — what is commonly understood by advocates of human rights to be the ‘misuse’ ... More
25. NigeriaConsolidating Democracy and Human Rights

25. Nigeria: Consolidating Democracy and Human Rights  

Stephen Wright

in Politics in the Developing World (5th edn)

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Mar 2017
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Sep 2017
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9780191851001
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10.1093/hepl/9780198737438.003.0025
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9780198737438
This chapter examines the consolidation of democracy and human rights in Nigeria. With regard to the relationship between development and human rights, Nigeria presents an interesting ... More
26. GuatemalaEnduring Underdevelopment and Insecurity

26. Guatemala: Enduring Underdevelopment and Insecurity  

Rachel Sieder

in Politics in the Developing World (5th edn)

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Mar 2017
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Sep 2017
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9780191851001
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10.1093/hepl/9780198737438.003.0026
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9780198737438
This chapter examines Guatemala’s underdevelopment in the context of social, economic, cultural, and political rights. It first provides an introduction to poverty and multiple inequalities ... More

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