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.

Going Forward

Going forward

The objective in this final chapter is to argue that a human rights revolution is afoot in America and elsewhere that is epistemological as well as social, and therefore profoundly practical in its implications. It has been launched “on the ground,” at the grassroots level, at the level of the state, by global civil society actors, and internationally, in the United Nations and in interstate relations. This revolution is not political in the sense of pitting left against right, but it is political in the sense that it advances every human being's self-determination and exerts demands on nation-states to protect and respect everyone's human rights. Perhaps we can be most certain that this revolution has validity because it is taken up by ...

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