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Human Rights and Social Movements


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Acknowledgements List of Figures Introduction 1. Getting Beyond the Hall of Mirrors 2. The 'Sociality' Of Natural Rights 3. The Lost Nineteenth Century 4. The Paradox of Institutionalisation 5. New Movements? Old Wrongs? 6. Expressive and Instrumental Dimensions of Movement Activism 7. Analyses of Globalisation and Human Rights 8. Renewing the Challenge to Power Notes Bibliography Index

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Neil Stammers is Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies, University of Sussex. He is the author of Human Rights and Social Movements (Pluto, 2009), and co-editor of Global Activism, Global Media (Pluto, 2005).


'A lively, provocative and insightful discussion of human rights and social movements that goes to the heart of what human rights are, what they are not, and what we might aspire for them to be' -- Professor Richard A. Wilson, Director, Human Rights Institute, University of Connecticut
'Explores the difficult relationship between human rights and social movement activist practices.' -- Upendra Baxi, Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Warwick.

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