The SAGE Handbook of Human Rights will comprise a two volume set consisting of more than 50 original chapters that clarify and analyze human rights issues of both contemporary and future importance. The Handbook will take an inter-disciplinary approach, combining work in such traditional fields as law, political science and philosophy with such non-traditional subjects as climate change, demography, economics, geography, urban studies, mass communication, and business and marketing. In addition, one of the aspects of mainstreaming is the manner in which human rights has come to play a prominent role in popular culture, and there will be a section on human rights in art, film, music and literature.

Not only will the Handbook provide a state of the art analysis of the discipline that addresses the history and development of human rights standards and its movements, mechanisms and institutions, but it will seek to go beyond this and produce a book that will help lead to prospective thinking.

The Extension and Legalization of Human Rights

The Extension and Legalization of Human Rights

The extension and legalization of human rights


Since its origin in the wake of World War II, the global human rights regime has passed through a remarkable transformation as regards both scope and depth. The number of rights recognized in public discourse and codified in international conventions has steadily risen. The same applies to the number of states signing and ratifying human rights conventions and thus committing themselves to implementing international human rights law at the domestic level. Besides, the exclusive association of states with the protection of human rights is no longer applicable, because international organizations and private companies are increasingly perceived as actors who must also ensure that their actions are in conformity with commonly accepted human ...

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