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Title Contesting human rights : norms, institutions and practice / edited by Alison Brysk (Mellichamp Chair and Department Chair of Global Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara), and Michael Stohl (Director, Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, Professor of Communication, Political Science and Global Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, US).

Published Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar Pub., 2019.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (256 pages).
Series Elgar studies in human rights
Elgar studies in human rights.
Notes Includes index.
Contents Contents: 1. Introduction: Contesting human rights: pathways of change / Alison Brysk -- Part I: Pathways -- 2. Building momentum: changes in advocacy discourse around early child marriage, 2011-2017 / Amanda Murdie, Baekkwan Park, Jaqueline Hart and Margo Mullinex -- 3. Tensions in rights: navigating emerging contradictions in the emerging LGBT rights revolution / Phillip M. Ayoub -- 4. Better late than never? The evolving responsibility of internatioal organizations / George Andreopoulous -- Part II: Regime development -- 5. A horizontal pathway to impact? An assessment of the universal periodic review at 10 / Pilar Elizalde -- 6. The trans-regional construction of human rights / Wayne Sandholtz, Adam Feldman -- 7. The effectiveness of an emerging pathway of rights: the constitutionalization of human rights law / Stephen Meili -- 8. Human rights cities: making the global local / Michael Goodhart -- Part III: Contractions and limitations -- 9. Advocacy and accountability in the age of backlash: NGOs and regional courts / Courtney Hillebrecht -- 10.What went wrong: backlash and contradictions in Central and Eastern Europe / Patrice C. McMahon -- 11. Emerging contradictions in US human rights policy: The Trump Agenda / Clair Apodaca -- 12. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times: conclusions on contesting human rights / Michael Stohl -- Index.
Summary Human rights are at a crossroads. This book considers how these rights can be reconstructed in challenging times, with changes in the pathways to the realization of human rights and new developments in human rights law and policy, illustrated with case studies from Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Contesting Human Rights traces the balance between the dynamics of diffusion, resistance and innovation in the field. The book examines a range of issues from the effectiveness of norm-promotion by advocacy campaigns to the backlash facing human rights advocates. The expert contributors suggest that new opportunities at and below the state level, and creative contests of global governance, can help reconstruct human rights in the face of modern challenges. Critical case studies trace new pathways emerging in the United Nations' Universal Periodic Review, regional human rights courts, constitutional incorporation of international norms, and human rights cities. With its innovative approach to human rights and comprehensive coverage of global, national and regional trends, Contesting Human Rights will be an invaluable tool for scholars and students of human rights, global governance, law and politics. It will also be useful for human rights advocates with a keen interest in the evolution of the human rights landscape.
Notes Description based on print record.
Other author Brysk, Alison, 1960- editor.
Stohl, Michael, 1947- editor.
Edward Elgar Publishing, publisher.
Subject Human rights.
Jus cogens (International law)
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781788972864 (e-book)

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