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The Resource The practice of human rights : tracking law between the global and the local, editors, Mark Goodale and Sally Engle Merry, (electronic resource)

The practice of human rights : tracking law between the global and the local, editors, Mark Goodale and Sally Engle Merry, (electronic resource)

Label
The practice of human rights : tracking law between the global and the local
Title
The practice of human rights
Title remainder
tracking law between the global and the local
Statement of responsibility
editors, Mark Goodale and Sally Engle Merry
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Human rights are now the dominant approach to social justice globally. But how do human rights work? What do they do? Drawing on anthropological studies of human rights work from around the world, this book examines human rights in practice. It shows how groups and organizations mobilize human rights language in a variety of local settings, often differently from those imagined by human rights law itself. The case studies reveal the contradictions and ambiguities of human rights approaches to various forms of violence. They show that this openness is not a failure of universal human rights as a coherent legal or ethical framework but an essential element in the development of living and organic ideas of human rights in context. Studying human rights in practice means examining the channels of communication and institutional structures that mediate between global ideas and local situations. Suitable for use on inter-disciplinary courses globally.--
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UkCbUP
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1944-
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  • Goodale, Mark
  • Merry, Sally Engle
Series statement
  • Cambridge studies in law and society
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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Human rights
Label
The practice of human rights : tracking law between the global and the local, editors, Mark Goodale and Sally Engle Merry, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511819193
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "Secularism is a human right!": double-binds of Buddhism, democracy, and identity in Nepal
  • Lauren Leve
  • pt. II.
  • Registers of power
  • Introduction
  • Laura Nader
  • The power of right(s): tracking empires of law and new modes of social resistance in Bolivia (and elsewhere)
  • Mark Goodale
  • Exercising rights and reconfiguring resistance in the Zapatista Juntas de Buen Gobierno
  • Shannon Speed
  • Introduction. Locating rights, envisioning law between the global and the local
  • pt. III.
  • Conditions of vulnerability
  • Introduction
  • Sally Engle Merry
  • Rights to indigenous culture in Colombia
  • Jean E. Jackson
  • The 2000 UN Human Trafficking Protocol: rights, enforcement, vulnerabilities
  • Kay Warren
  • pt. IV.
  • Encountering ambivalence
  • Mark Goodale
  • Introduction
  • Balakrishnan Rajagopal
  • Transnational legal conflict between peasants and corporations in Burma: human rights and discursive ambivalence under the U.S. Alien Tort Claims Act
  • John G. Dale
  • Being Swazi, being human: custom, constitutionalism and human rights in an African polity
  • Sari Wastell
  • Conclusion. Tyrannosaurus lex: the anthropology of human rights and transnational law
  • Richard Ashby Wilson
  • pt. I.
  • States of violence
  • Introduction
  • Sally Engle Merry
  • Human rights as culprit, human rights as victim: rights and security in the states of exception
  • Daniel M. Goldstein
Control code
CR9780511819193
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 384 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521683784
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)212628485
Label
The practice of human rights : tracking law between the global and the local, editors, Mark Goodale and Sally Engle Merry, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511819193
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "Secularism is a human right!": double-binds of Buddhism, democracy, and identity in Nepal
  • Lauren Leve
  • pt. II.
  • Registers of power
  • Introduction
  • Laura Nader
  • The power of right(s): tracking empires of law and new modes of social resistance in Bolivia (and elsewhere)
  • Mark Goodale
  • Exercising rights and reconfiguring resistance in the Zapatista Juntas de Buen Gobierno
  • Shannon Speed
  • Introduction. Locating rights, envisioning law between the global and the local
  • pt. III.
  • Conditions of vulnerability
  • Introduction
  • Sally Engle Merry
  • Rights to indigenous culture in Colombia
  • Jean E. Jackson
  • The 2000 UN Human Trafficking Protocol: rights, enforcement, vulnerabilities
  • Kay Warren
  • pt. IV.
  • Encountering ambivalence
  • Mark Goodale
  • Introduction
  • Balakrishnan Rajagopal
  • Transnational legal conflict between peasants and corporations in Burma: human rights and discursive ambivalence under the U.S. Alien Tort Claims Act
  • John G. Dale
  • Being Swazi, being human: custom, constitutionalism and human rights in an African polity
  • Sari Wastell
  • Conclusion. Tyrannosaurus lex: the anthropology of human rights and transnational law
  • Richard Ashby Wilson
  • pt. I.
  • States of violence
  • Introduction
  • Sally Engle Merry
  • Human rights as culprit, human rights as victim: rights and security in the states of exception
  • Daniel M. Goldstein
Control code
CR9780511819193
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 384 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521683784
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)212628485

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