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The Resource Human rights, power and civic action : comparative analyses of struggles for rights in developing societies, edited by Bård A. Andreassen and Gordon Crawford

Human rights, power and civic action : comparative analyses of struggles for rights in developing societies, edited by Bård A. Andreassen and Gordon Crawford

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Human rights, power and civic action : comparative analyses of struggles for rights in developing societies
Title
Human rights, power and civic action
Title remainder
comparative analyses of struggles for rights in developing societies
Statement of responsibility
edited by Bård A. Andreassen and Gordon Crawford
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Language
eng
Summary
"Human Rights, Power and Civic Action examines the interrelationship between struggles for human rights and the dynamics of power, focusing on situations of poverty and oppression in developing countries. It is argued that the concept of power is a relatively neglected one in the study of rights-based approaches to development, especially the ways in which structures and relations of power can limit human rights advocacy. Therefore this book focuses on how local and national struggles for rights have been constrained by power relations and structural inequalities, as well as the extent to which civic action has been able to challenge, alter or transform such power structures, and simultaneously to enhance protection of people's basic human rights. Contributors examine and compare struggles to advance human rights by non-governmental actors in Cambodia, China, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe. The country case-studies analyse structures of power responsible for the negation and denial of human rights, as well as how rights-promoting organisations challenge such structures. Utilising a comparative approach, the book provides empirically grounded studies leading to new theoretical understanding of the interrelationships between human rights struggles, power and poverty reduction. Human Rights, Power and Civic Action will be of interest to students and scholars of human rights politics, power, development, and governance."--Publisher's website
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DLC
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1952-
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  • Andreassen, Bård-Anders
  • Crawford, Gordon
Series statement
Routledge research in human rights
Series volume
5
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  • Human rights
  • Power (Social sciences)
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Human rights, power and civic action : comparative analyses of struggles for rights in developing societies, edited by Bård A. Andreassen and Gordon Crawford
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 263 pages
Isbn
9780415669030
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012044265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)690089947
Label
Human rights, power and civic action : comparative analyses of struggles for rights in developing societies, edited by Bård A. Andreassen and Gordon Crawford
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 263 pages
Isbn
9780415669030
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012044265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)690089947

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