The political sociology of human rights is a very thorough treatment of the multiple dimensions of human rights and of the various actors involved in different parts of the world it contests common assumptions and uses concrete examples to combine theoretical clarity with political concern. The political sociology of human rights is a textbook that will enlighten students but equally guide the research of established scholars bryan s turner graduate center city university of new york the idea of human rights is at once widely accepted unevenly implemented and recurrently challenged. Anthony woodiwisss pathbreaking book was the first substantive contribution to a sociology of human rights in it he takes up the question of whether so called asian values are compatible with human rights discourse and argues against human rights issues being the major obstacle to east west co operation. The political sociology of human rights t he language of human rights is the most prominent people centred language of global justice today this book looks at how human rights are constructed at local national international and transnational levels and considers common alities and differences around the world
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