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.

Awareness, Learning and Education in Human Rights

Awareness, learning and education in human rights

The 1948 UN Declaration of Human Rights established inalienable rights for all humans, rights that are universal and do not depend on cultural or social conditions. Subsequently, other international human rights frameworks and standards have been agreed on. Human rights education, however, has lagged significantly behind the agreements. Having rights may be of little value if their existence is unknown. Exercise of rights requires knowledge of rights. A major problem, however, is that awareness of human rights remains scant, education in human rights remains inadequate, and in consequence human rights abuses continue. In this chapter, after describing the history and nature of human rights education, I examine the key challenges to effective ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles