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Thursday, May 12, 2011

New Book by Professor Bas de Gaay Fortman



Professor Bas de Gaay Fortman, has a new book which will be out in bookstores on May 19th. De Gaay Fortman is the Emeritus Chair in Political Economy of the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Professor of Political Economy of Human Rights at Utrecht University Law School, in the Netherlands. His book is entitled 'Political Economy of Human Rights: Rights, Realities and Realisation.' Those of you who are interested in human rights, political economy, law and conflict studies may find this an interesting read. Please see the excerpt below for a glimpse into the book and for a more detailed description of the book click here to see the flyer. Happy Reading!

Excerpt

Political Economy of Human Rights: Rights, Realities and Realization (Routledge: London/New York: 2011) is the first complete text covering and discussing human rights from a political economy perspective. Confronting international human rights with both global and local economic-political realities, this book entails a full shake-up of the UN led mission for human rights and the national strategies linked to it. It argues a shift in the allocation of human and financial resources from the quasi-legal international level to the national and local environments in which these rights have to be realised. Numerous issues connected to this main line of thought are presented and analysed from a political economy focus.

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