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Published: 31 March 2016

528 Pages


ISBN: 9780198708766

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Human Rights: Politics and Practice

Third Edition

Michael Goodhart

  • Takes a multi-disciplinary approach, drawing together contributions from political and social scientists, philosophers, lawyers, and policy experts
  • Makes extensive use of case studies to illustrate key points and emphasize the practical and political dynamics of human rights
  • Ensures that students are up-to-date with cutting edge research in a constantly evolving field
  • Includes extensive pedagogical support to aid student learning and encourage critical analysis

New to this Edition:

  • A new chapter on religion and human rights highlights the significance of this contested topic
  • A new chapter on sexual orientation and gender identity reflects the growing prominence of the topic in the most up-to-date research on human rights
  • Challenging assumptions' boxes ask students to become aware of and question their own attitudes and assumptions about the topics being explored
  • Critical thinking' features invite students to reflect on critical questions throughout each chapter
  • Alternative points of view' boxes highlight differing perspectives on key issues, and direct students to readings that take positions on controversial terms and concepts to encourage them to weigh up the evidence for themselves
  • Deconstructing' features unpack controversial terms and concepts for students