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Closing the Rights Gap: From Human Rights to Social Transformation

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Closing the Rights Gap: From Human Rights to Social Transformation

LaDawn Haglund and Robin Stryker

“Rights” language and practices have been used increasingly in the last decade to address conditions of economic, social, and cultural marginalization. It is still unclear, however, whether such efforts have been effective at promoting transformative social change. Have rights - as embodied in constitutions, statutory and judicial law, international conventions, resolutions, and treaties - fostered demonstrative improvements in the lives of the excluded? When, where, how, and under what conditions? This volume explores these questions through a systematic ... Read more


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