Contesting Human Rights

Norms, Institutions and Practice

Elgar Studies in Human Rights

Edited by Alison Brysk, Distinguished Mellichamp Professor of Global Governance and Michael Stohl, Professor of Communication, University of California, Santa Barbara, US

Illustrated with case studies from across the globe, Contesting Human Rights provides an innovative approach to human rights, and examines the barriers and changing pathways to the full realisation of these rights. Presenting a thorough proposal for the reframing of human rights, the volume suggests that new opportunities at, and below, the state level, and creative pathways of global governance can help reconstruct human rights in the face of modern challenges.

‘This book will definitely serve as a good supplementary text for human rights courses and handy reference for seasoned practitioners and advocates.’
– Kai-Chung Lo, Johnson Chun-Sing Cheung, Human Rights Review

‘Contesting Human Rights is a provocative collection of essays by some of the world’s leading human rights scholars that will challenge the reader to re-think both the successes and the failures of the human rights revolution.’
– Mark Gibney, University of North Carolina, Asheville, US

2019 256 pp Hardback 978 1 78897 285 7 £90.00 £81.00 $135.00 $121.50
2020 256 pp Paperback 978 1 80037 245 0 £24.95 £19.96 $39.95 $31.96

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