Studies in Law, Politics, and Society: Special Issue: Revisiting Rights Vol: 48


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Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781848559301
Published:
17 Sep 2009
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
186 pages - 156 x 234 x 12mm
Series:
Studies in Law, Politics and Society

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Rights and rights talk have a long and storied history and have occupied a crucial place in the ideology of liberal legalism. With the development of Critical Legal Studies in the 1970s and 80s, rights were subject to extensive critique. Yet not long after that critique rights were rehabilitated by feminists and Critical Race Theorists. Today, scholars are investigating the role of rights in social movements, in legal consciousness, in organizations, in the international arena, etc. This volume of "Studies in Law, Politics, and Society" contains a Special Issue on rights. It brings together the work of leading scholars to think about the nature, utility and limits of rights. This work takes stock of the field, charts its progress and points the way for its future development.
List of Contributors. EDITORIAL BOARD. Much ado about nothing? The emptiness of rights’ claims in the twenty-first century United States. The right's revolution?: Conservatism and the meaning of rights in modern America. Is there an empirical literature on rights?. Rights at risk: why the right not to be tortured is important to you. Revisiting rights across contexts: Fat, health, and antidiscrimination law. Genocidal rights. Studies in law, politics, and society. Special Issue Revisiting Rights. Copyright page.

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