Lawrence Friedman in his latest book turns a critical eye toward the human rights movement, and does not mind going against the grain. He explores the sheer phenomenon of a near-global arc favoring the idea, and sometimes even the practice, of human rights. Not the typical legal or philosophical examination of rights, this book instead asks: Why is it-as a social and historical matter-that rights discourse is so prevalent and compelling to the current world?
Friday, August 12, 2011
Friedman: The Human Rights Culture: A Study in History and Context
Lawrence M. Friedman (Stanford Univ. - Law) has published The Human Rights Culture: A Study in History and Context (Quid Pro Books 2011). Here's the abstract: