The Human Rights Enterprise
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This book presents a framework for understanding human rights as a terrain of struggle over power between states, private interests, and organized, “bottom-up” social movements. The authors develop a critical sociology of human rights, focusing on the concept of the Human Rights Enterprise: the process through which rights are defined and realized. While states are designated arbiters of human rights according to human rights instruments, they do not exist in a vacuum. Political sociology helps us to understand how global neoliberalism and powerful non-governmental actors (particularly economic actors such as corporations and financial institutions) deeply affect states’ ability and likelihood to enforce human rights standards. Department of Justice Studies
Politics and Social Change | Sociology
Armaline, William, "The Human Rights Enterprise" (2014). Books by SJSU Authors. Book 100.