Speaking Rights to Power
Constructing Political Will
Reviews and Awards
"This remarkable book shows the power of communication in enforcing human rights and dignity in our troubled world. At the crossroads of international relations and communication theory, Alison Brysk's original contribution is convincing, forceful, and opens new perspectives in the political understanding of globalization."-Manuel Castells, University Professor and Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society, University of Southern California
"Speaking Rights to Power is a wonderful book that pulls together twenty years of Alison Brysk's insightful and influential research on human rights and extends it with fresh and provocative ideas. The book is an extraordinary combination of systematic research, practical wisdom (what has mostly worked and what has not), and personal commitment. I both learned a great deal and thoroughly enjoyed it."--Wayne Sandholtz, John A. McCone Chair in International Relations, School of International Relations and Gould School of Law, University of Southern California
"A wonderful book for teaching. My students loved the contemporary examples from all over the world. Using those examples and Brysk's key ideas, they were able to teach each other, and try to design a successful campaign for the Congo."--Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann, Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights, Wilfrid Laurier University
"This book is valuable in the end as a spirited and levelheaded defense of cosmopolitan humanism. She wants pragmatic cosmopolitan mobilization to point to a more utopian goal of peace, love, and happiness."-Pamela Beth Harris, Humanity'