Closing the rights gap: From human rights to social transformation

La Dawn Haglund, Robin Stryker

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Do “human rights”—as embodied in constitutions, national laws, and international agreements—foster improvements in the lives of the poor or otherwise marginalized populations? When, where, how, and under what conditions? Closing the Rights Gap: From Human Rights to Social Transformation systematically compares a range of case studies from around the world in order to clarify the conditions under which—and institutions through which—economic, social, and cultural rights are progressively realized in practice. It concludes with testable hypotheses regarding how significant transformative change might occur, as well as an agenda for future research to facilitate rights realization worldwide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherUniversity of California Press
Number of pages362
ISBN (Electronic)9780520958920
ISBN (Print)9780520283091
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities


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