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978-0-7425-4559-5 • Hardback • March 2006 • $130.00 • (£100.00)
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Judith Blau is professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina, and is chair of the interdisciplinary program in Social and Economic Justice. While she has worked in various specialties within sociology, her interests now focus on how to expand sociological queries about human rights, justice, cultural diversity, and equity. She is president of the U.S. Chapter of Sociologists without Borders, and co-editor (with Alberto Moncada) of Without Borders, and former editor of Social Forces.
Alberto Moncada is President of Sociologists without Borders. He has been professor at the University of Madrid, Stanford, and elsewhere, and has been a consultant for UNESCO, the European Council, and the Organization of American States. His many books (in Spanish) cover a great variety of areas: Latinos in the US, media, education, culture and the arts, sexuality, Spanish politics, and religion.
Chapter 1 The Idea of Rights
Chapter 2 The Social Foundations of Human Rights
Chapter 3 Constitutions: Overview and Comparisons
Chapter 4 Capitalism and Rights: An Antagonistic Relationship
Chapter 5 Growing Inequalities
Chapter 6 The Global Struggle for Economic Security
Chapter 7 In Search of Society
Chapter 8 Cornucopia of Rights
Chapter 9 A Socratic Dialogue
Chapter 10 Draft Revision of the U.S. Constitution
— Choice Reviews
This book elucidates the gap that has emerged between the growing global force of human rights and its restricted representation in American thought and institutions. Blau and Moncada make clear why in an increasingly interdependent world, embracing an expanded and globalized sensitivity to human rights is essential to our own well-being.
— John Hagan, John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Law, Northwestern University