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Published: 20 December 2012

512 Pages | Boxes, tables, and figures


ISBN: 9780199608287

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Human Rights

Politics and Practice

Second Edition

Edited by Michael Goodhart

  • Comprehensive human rights textbook which takes politics students beyond a legal approach to human rights, combining coverage of core approaches with detailed studies of key issues.
  • Makes extensive use of case studies to illustrate key points and emphasize the practical and political dynamics of human rights.
  • Takes a multi-disciplinary approach, drawing together contributions from political and social scientists, philosophers, lawyers, and policy experts.
  • Ensures that students are up to date with cutting edge research in a constantly evolving field.
  • Includes practical chapters and well-received pedagogical features.

New to this Edition:

  • A new chapter on feminist and non-western challenges to human rights.
  • An expanded chapter on measurement introduces cutting edge technologies.
  • Expanded treatment of controversial issues including group rights and social and economic rights.
  • More in depth discussion of future directions and challenges for human rights.