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Human Rights by Judith R. Blau
Book DescriptionIn an era of globalization and greater connectivity, human rights have come to the fore. Human rights depend on treaties but also increasingly on local and national laws and grassroots activism. The authors provide a basic introduction to human rights, and they unveil long-standing yet intensifying obstacles to attaining them-most notably the opposing logics of capitalism and of solidarity and collective struggles. They suggest ways to overcome these contradictions and create greater participation by the U.S. in the international community.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781594516139
(216mm x 138mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Aug-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Judith R. Blau
Sociology and Human Rights, Paperback (July 2011)
An engaging collection that allows readers to compare constitutions, examine international human rights treaties, and delve into countries' histories.
Human Rights, Paperback (August 2009)
Undergraduate introduction to human rights that navigates the complexities and contradictions the issue raises and suggests ways to overcome these.
Leading Rogue State, Hardback (April 2009)
Most Americans would be surprised to learn that their government has declined to join most other nations in UN treaties addressing inadequate housing, poverty, health care, racial discrimination, and migrant workers. This book documents how the US has, declined to ratify widely accepted treaties on these and many other basic human rights.
Blackwell Companion to Sociology, Paperback (April 2004)» View all books by Judith R. Blau
A collection of essays by some of the renowned sociologists, covering both the traditions and strengths of the field as well as the developments and directions. It highlights the relevance of interdisciplinary and international perspectives, while at the same time representing the scope and quality of sociology in its form.
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Author Biography - Judith R. Blau
Judith Blau, Professor of Sociology at UNC Chapel Hill, is the president of the U.S. chapter of Sociologists Without Borders and past president of the Southern Sociological Association. Earlier books include Architects and Firms, Sociology of Art, The Shape of Culture, Social Contracts and Economic Markets, and Race in the Schools. Alberto Moncada has a law degree and advanced degrees in sociology and education. He has taught at universities in Madrid and the U.S. Currently he is Vice President of UNESCO Spain and President of Sociologists without Borders International. He has published over thirty Spanish-language books on various topics including the media, Latino culture, and education.
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