Routledge Studies in Human Rights

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The Routledge Human Rights series publishes high quality and cross-disciplinary scholarship on topics of key importance in human rights today. In a world where human rights are both celebrated and contested, this series is committed to create stronger links between disciplines and explore new methodological and theoretical approaches in human rights research. Aimed towards both scholars and human rights professionals, the series strives to provide both critical analysis and policy-oriented research in an accessible form. The series welcomes work on specific human rights issues as well as on cross-cutting themes and institutional perspectives.

  • Truth, Silence and Violence in Emerging States: Histories of the Unspoken book cover

    Truth, Silence and Violence in Emerging States

    Histories of the Unspoken, 1st Edition

    Edited by Aidan Russell

    Around the world in the twentieth century, political violence in emerging states gave rise to different kinds of silence within their societies. This book explores the histories of these silences, how they were made, maintained, evaded, and transformed. This book gives a comprehensive view of the…

    Hardback – 2018-11-22 
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    Routledge Studies in Human Rights

  • Extraordinary Rendition: Addressing the Challenges of Accountability book cover

    Extraordinary Rendition

    Addressing the Challenges of Accountability, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elspeth Guild, Didier Bigo, Mark Gibney

    The US led programme of extraordinary rendition created profound challenges for the international system of human rights protection and rule of law. This book examines the efforts of authorities in Europe and the US to re-establish rule of law and respect for human rights through the investigation…

    Hardback – 2018-04-19
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  • Human Rights in Democracies book cover

    Human Rights in Democracies

    1st Edition

    By Peter Haschke

    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 human rights,…

    Hardback – 2017-11-02
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    Routledge Studies in Human Rights

  • Understanding Statelessness book cover

    Understanding Statelessness

    1st Edition

    Edited by Tendayi Bloom, Katherine Tonkiss, Phillip Cole

    Understanding Statelessness offers a comprehensive, in-depth examination of statelessness. The volume presents the theoretical, legal and political concept of statelessness through the work of leading critical thinkers in this area. They offer a critique of the existing framework through detailed…

    Hardback – 2017-06-07
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  • Sovereignty, State Failure and Human Rights: Petty Despots and Exemplary Villains book cover

    Sovereignty, State Failure and Human Rights

    Petty Despots and Exemplary Villains, 1st Edition

    By Neil A. Englehart

    This book argues that the effectiveness of the state apparatus is one of the crucial variables determining human rights conditions, and that state weakness and failure is responsible for much of the human rights abuses we see today. Weak states are unable to control their own agents or to police…

    Hardback – 2017-05-15
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  • A Genealogy of the Torture Taboo book cover

    A Genealogy of the Torture Taboo

    1st Edition

    By Jamal Barnes

    This book examines the historical genealogy of the torture taboo. The dissonance between the absolute prohibition against torture and its widespread violation raises important questions about the torture taboo in world politics. Does the torture taboo matter? Or are political realists correct in…

    Hardback – 2017-04-07
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    Routledge Studies in Human Rights

  • Human Rights and the Dark Side of Globalisation: Transnational law enforcement and migration control book cover

    Human Rights and the Dark Side of Globalisation

    Transnational law enforcement and migration control, 1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen, Jens Vedsted-Hansen

    This edited volume examines the continued viability of international human rights law in the context of growing transnational law enforcement. With states increasingly making use of global governance modes, core exercises of public authority such as migration control, surveillance, detention and…

    Paperback – 2016-12-12
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