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A Research Agenda for Human Rights
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A Research Agenda for Human Rights

9781788973076 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Michael Stohl, Professor of Communication and Alison Brysk, Distinguished Mellichamp Professor of Global Governance, University of California Santa Barbara, US
Publication Date: 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78897 307 6 Extent: 208 pp
This Research Agenda maps thought-provoking research trends for the next generation of interdisciplinary human rights scholars in this particularly troubled time. It charts the historic trajectory of scholarship on the international rights regime, looking ahead to emerging areas of inquiry and suggesting alternative methods and perspectives for studying the pursuit of human dignity.

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Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary.

This Research Agenda maps thought-provoking research trends for the next generation of interdisciplinary human rights scholars in this particularly troubled time. It charts the historic trajectory of scholarship on the international rights regime, looking ahead to emerging areas of inquiry and suggesting alternative methods and perspectives for studying the pursuit of human dignity.
 
Chapters written by international experts cover a broad range of topics including humanitarianism, transitional justice, economic rights, academic freedom, women’s rights, environmental justice, and business responsibility for human rights. The book highlights the importance of contemporary research agendas for human rights being centred on questions of governance and fulfilment, shifting responsibilities, rights interdependence and global inequality.
 
This is a critical read for students and scholars of human rights law, politics and international relations. The strong forward-looking agenda and coverage of a large number of fields within human rights studies will be helpful for advanced students looking for new areas of study for research projects.

Critical Acclaim
‘This very timely volume looks forward to a dynamic new interdisciplinary agenda for human rights research. Including chapters on the origins of human rights, the insights economics offers for women’s rights and the imminent dangers of environmental activism, it illustrates the diverse approaches to human rights scholarship as well as the urgent need for it. Michael Stohl and Alison Brysk’s A Research Agenda for Human Rights is an excellent riposte to recent assertions about the end or futility of the human rights project.’
– Neil Mitchell, University College London, UK

Contributors
Contributors include: G. Andreopoulos, A. Brysk, F. Cherif, J. Feng, D.P. Forsythe, I. Kovras, J. Mende, M. Mildenberger, G. Oberleitner, C. Patel, K. Rapp, W. Sandholtz, K. Starl, M. Stohl, L.C. Stokes, E. Vento, I.T. Winkler
Contents
Contents:

1 Introduction to A Research Agenda for Human
Rights: Generations of human rights scholarship 1
Alison Brysk
2 The study of human rights history:
A corpus-based linguistic approach to ’human
rights‘ in the nineteenth-century British press 9
Eetu Vento
3 Humanitarianism: Coping in the void 23
David P. Forsythe
4 ‘People out of place’: Developing a human rights
research agenda on internally displaced persons 37
Champa Patel
5 International human rights law: Progress and prospects 51
Kyle Rapp and Wayne Sandholtz
6 The future of transitional justice: Mercy or impunity? 75
Iosif Kovras
7 Academic freedom as a human right 89
George Andreopoulos
8 Socio-economic rights: Consolidating progress,
charting future directions 111
Inga T. Winkler
9 Women’s rights: Then and now 127
Feryal Cherif
10 Inhumane environments: Global violence against
environmental justice activists as a human rights
violation 141
Jeff Feng, Matto Mildenberger and Leah C. Stokes
11 The public, the private, and the business-societal:
A threefold approach to business responsibility
for human rights 155
Janne Mende
12 Understanding human rights at the local level 173
Gerd Oberleitner and Klaus Starl

Index 187

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