A unique volume designed to provoke an ongoing dialogue about fundamental human rights in our society
Edited by renowned scholars, Judith Blau and Mark Frezzo, this groundbreaking anthology examines the implications that human rights have for the social sciences. The book provides readers with a wide-ranging collection of articles, each written by experts in their fields who argue for an expansion of fundamental human rights in the United States. To provide an international context, the volume covers the human rights treaties that have been incorporated into the constitutions of many countries throughout the world, including wealthy nations such as Spain and Sweden and impoverished countries such as Bolivia and Croatia.
Part I: What are Universal Human Rights?
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Deepening Civil and Political Rights
- Chapter 3: Ensuring Economic and Social Rights
- Chapter 4: Promoting Cultural Rights
- Chapter 5: Globalizing the Human Rights Perspective
- Chapter 6: Cooperating around Environmental Rights
- Chapter 7: Comparing Constitutions
Part II: Citizenship, Identity, and Human Rights
- Chapter 8: Arizona's SB 1070: Setting Conditions for Violations of Human Rights Here and Beyond
- Chapter 9: Beyond Two Identities: Turkish Immigrants in Germany
Part III: Vulnerability and Human Rights
Part IV: The Global and the Local