Constituting Human Rights

Global Civil Society and the Society of Democratic States

By Mervyn Frost

© 2006 – Routledge

168 pages

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pub: 2006-04-06
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About the Book

Global civil society and the society of democratic states are the two most inclusive and powerful global practices of our time. In this book, Frost claims that, without an understanding of the role that individual human rights play in these practices no adequate understanding of any major feature of contemporary world politics from 'globalization' to 'new wars' is possible. Constituting Human Rights, therefore argues that a concern with human rights is essential to the study of international relations.

Reviews

'In short, this collective book offers a variety of perspectives on numerous problems of humanitarian action. It is useful for those who want to deepen their understanding of current developments in the humanitarian sphere.' - Political Studies Review, Neil Stammers, University of Sussex

About the Series

Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

International relations is a rapidly changing area of research, reacting to and anticipating an ever more integrated and globalised world. This series aims to publish the best new work in the field of international relations, and of politics more generally. Books in the series challenge existing empirical and normative theories, and advance new paradigms as well as presenting significant new research.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General