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Making Rights Claims: A Practice of Democratic Citizenship

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While the 1960s marked a rights revolution in the United States, the subsequent decades have witnessed a rights revolution around the globe, a revolution that for many is a sign of the advancement of democracy. But is the act of rights claiming a form of political contestation that advances democracy? Rights language is ubiquitous in national and international politics ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published November 29th 2011 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published November 1st 2011)
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Fredrick Danysh
Mar 26, 2015 Fredrick Danysh rated it it was ok
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After giving her definition of what are rights and what rights mankind should have, the author discusses several procedures such as demonstrations and social media groups use to attempt to obtain those rights. One major fault of the work is that it emphasizes what are considered rights by Liberal groups and ignores or downplays rights of more conservative people. Therefore I feel that the work has a pro-Liberal bias and is not objective.
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