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The Resource Human rights in China : a social practice in the shadows of authoritarianism, Eva Pils

Human rights in China : a social practice in the shadows of authoritarianism, Eva Pils

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Human rights in China : a social practice in the shadows of authoritarianism
Title
Human rights in China
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a social practice in the shadows of authoritarianism
Statement of responsibility
Eva Pils
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Language
eng
Summary
"How can we make sense of human rights in China's authoritarian system? In this insightful book, China law expert Eva Pils offers a nuanced account of this contentious area, examining human rights as a set of social practices involving a variety of actors, including officials of the system and civil society actors. Drawing on a wide range of resources including years of interaction with Chinese human rights defenders, Pils discusses sources of human rights violations, as well as institutional avenues of protection and social practices of human rights defence. Three central areas are given special attention: liberty and integrity of the person and the right not to be tortured; freedom of thought and expression; and inequality and socio-economic rights. Pils argues that the Party-State system is inherently opposed to human rights principles in all these areas. Yet, civil society actors have developed social practices of human rights advocacy whose political significance is not entirely dependent on the Party-State. Despite authoritarianism's lengthening shadows, China's human rights movement has so far proved resourceful and resilient, and the trajectories discussed in this book will continue to shape ongoing struggles"--
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Pils, Eva
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
China today
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  • Human rights
  • Human rights advocacy
  • Human rights movements
  • Authoritarianism
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Human rights in China : a social practice in the shadows of authoritarianism, Eva Pils
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Map Chronology Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Introduction 1. Human Rights and Competing Conceptions of Justice, Law and Power in China 2. Institutional Avenues of Human Rights Advocacy 3. Liberty and Life 4. Expression and Thought 5. Inequality and Socio-economic Rights 6. Rights Defenders Conclusion Notes
Control code
ocn985950050
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 228 pages
Isbn
9781509500703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)985950050
Label
Human rights in China : a social practice in the shadows of authoritarianism, Eva Pils
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Map Chronology Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Introduction 1. Human Rights and Competing Conceptions of Justice, Law and Power in China 2. Institutional Avenues of Human Rights Advocacy 3. Liberty and Life 4. Expression and Thought 5. Inequality and Socio-economic Rights 6. Rights Defenders Conclusion Notes
Control code
ocn985950050
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 228 pages
Isbn
9781509500703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)985950050

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