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Human Rights

1st Edition


2,008 pages

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Hardback: 9780415312479
pub: 2007-07-31
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One of the most notable advances of the last half century was the development of international human rights norms and procedures, with some degree of institutionalization within the United Nations. Human rights, perhaps as much as any topic of global significance, has reflected the influence of transnational civic associations, which have pushed governments and international institutions to take the subject seriously. Moreover, the complex pattern of the evolution of human rights reflects the unevenness of economic development, political outlook and civilizational values around the world.

Reflecting the importance of this fascinating area, this collection brings together representative selections of the best writing on the main dimensions of human rights.


'Woodiwiss engages with the work of formidable thinkers such as John Locke, Jeremy Bentham, Barrington Moore, Norbert Elias, and Michael Foucault.' - Book Review

Table of Contents

Volume 1: Basic Concepts and Controversies Volume 2 and 3: Norms, Standards, and Procedures Volume 4: Normative Frontiers: Accountability and Enforcement Volume 5: Texts and Judicial Decisions

About the Series

Critical Concepts in Political Science

Critical Concepts in Political Science is a well-established series in Routledge’s Major Works publishing programme.

The series spans a broad range of titles with a number of collections covering key areas of this popular subject. Each of the Major Works collection within the series are edited by a leading scholar (or scholars). One of our most popular series, the next year is set to see a growing number of titles added, including Islamic Political and Social Movements.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Civil Rights
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security