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This is a valuable study of how rights consciousness and human rights consciousness fails to emerge, even in countries that strongly advocate human rights in their external policies, such as the Netherlands. It focuses on this important and widespread paradox about the difficulties of bringing human rights home. A valuable contribution to the global literature on human rights and socio-legal studies.Read more
- Adopts an interdisciplinary approach crossing law, sociology and anthropology to provide a fresh analysis of the sociology of human rights
- Provides an account of what happens when international human rights are applied domestically in The Netherlands
- Draws from empirical new research and includes a wealth of case material
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- Date Published: January 2014
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9781107041837
- length: 245 pages
- dimensions: 235 x 155 x 18 mm
- weight: 0.48kg
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: the rights for others
2. Internationalism as a constitutional identity
3. Rights-free citizenship
4. The struggle over human rights education
5. A very un-Dutch case?
6. Dealing with domestic violence the Dutch way
7. Giving effect to social rights
8. The rights of the reformed
9. Conclusion: the contested homecoming of human rights.
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