The Human Rights Enterprise

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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

ISBN

978-0-7456-6370-8

Publication Date

12-1-2014

Publisher

Polity

City

Malden, MA

Disciplines

Politics and Social Change | Sociology

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William Armaline

The Human Rights Enterprise

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