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The Endtimes of Human Rights
Stephen Hopgood
A passionate and provocative argument that the idea of universal human rights has become not only ill adapted to current realities but also overambitious and unresponsive.



The Light of Knowledge
Literacy Activism and the Politics of Writing in South India
Francis Cody
This ethnography details the activities of Arivoli Iyakkam (the Enlightenment Movement), in which thousands of Tamil villagers in southern India have participated in literacy lessons, science demonstrations, and other events.



Hazard or Hardship
Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work
Jeffrey Hilgert
Hilgert finds that the protection of the right to refuse unsafe work, as constituted under international labor standards, is a failure and calls for a reexamination of worker health and safety policy from the ground up.



Survival Migration
Failed Governance and the Crisis of Displacement
Alexander Betts
Betts develops the concept of "survival migration" to highlight the recent phenomenon of people fleeing failed or fragile states that are unable or unwilling to ensure their basic rights.



Fault Lines
Views across Haiti's Divide
Beverly Bell
Fault Lines will give readers a new understanding of daily life, structural challenges, and collective dreams in one of the world's most complex countries.



Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice
Jack Donnelly
"This wide-ranging book looks at all aspects of human rights, drawing on political theory, sociology, and international relations as well as international law."—Foreign Affairs



Fictions of Dignity
Embodying Human Rights in World Literature
Elizabeth S. Anker
Elizabeth S. Anker examines human rights in the narrative imagination and, in the process, makes a compelling case for literature as a uniquely valuable point of entry into theoretical discussions of human rights.



Internal Affairs
How the Structure of NGOs Transforms Human Rights
Wendy H. Wong
This book argues that the political salience of human rights NGOs and their campaigns is, in part, determined by their organizational structures.



Borders among Activists
International NGOs in the United States, Britain, and France
Sarah S. Stroup
Sarah S. Stroup challenges the notion that political activism has gone beyond borders and created a global or transnational civil society. She offers detailed profiles of "varieties of activism" in the United States, Britain, and France.



Missing
Persons and Politics
Jenny Edkins
Stories of the missing offer profound insights into the tension between how political systems see us and how we see each other. In Missing, Jenny Edkins highlights stories from a range of circumstances that shed light on this critical tension.



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