Human Rights Migration and Social Conflict

Author: Ariadna Estévez
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137097558
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book uses human rights as part of a constructivist methodology designed to establish a causal relationship between human rights violations and different types of social and political conflict in Europe and North America.

A Transnational Human Rights Approach to Human Trafficking

Author: Yoon Jin Shin
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004311149
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In A Transnational Human Rights Approach to Human Trafficking, Yoon Jin Shin proposes an innovative and comprehensive human rights framework to human trafficking, to empower victimized individuals as rights-holders, overcoming the current regime’s state-interest-driven border and crime control approach.

The Routledge Handbook of Biopolitics

Author: Sergei Prozorov
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317044088
Format: PDF, ePub
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The problematic of biopolitics has become increasingly important in the social sciences. Inaugurated by Michel Foucault’s genealogical research on the governance of sexuality, crime and mental illness in modern Europe, the research on biopolitics has developed into a broader interdisciplinary orientation, addressing the rationalities of power over living beings in diverse spatial and temporal contexts. The development of the research on biopolitics in recent years has been characterized by two tendencies: the increasingly sophisticated theoretical engagement with the idea of power over and the government of life that both elaborated and challenged the Foucauldian canon (e.g. the work of Giorgio Agamben, Antonio Negri, Roberto Esposito and Paolo Virno) and the detailed and empirically rich investigation of the concrete aspects of the government of life in contemporary societies. Unfortunately, the two tendencies have often developed in isolation from each other, resulting in the presence of at least two debates on biopolitics: the historico-philosophical and the empirical one. This Handbook brings these two debates together, combining theoretical sophistication and empirical rigour. The volume is divided into five sections. While the first two deal with the history of the concept and contemporary theoretical debates on it, the remaining three comprise the prime sites of contemporary interdisciplinary research on biopolitics: economy, security and technology. Featuring previously unpublished articles by the leading scholars in the field, this wide-ranging and accessible companion will both serve as an introduction to the diverse research on biopolitics for undergraduate students and appeal to more advanced audiences interested in the current state of the art in biopolitics studies.

Refugees Civil Society and the State

Author: Ludger Pries
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1788116534
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Ludger Pries explores the important moral, social and political challenge facing Europe and the international community: the protection of refugees as one of the most vulnerable groups on the planet.

Representing the Other in European Media Discourses

Author: Jan Chovanec
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN: 9027264775
Format: PDF
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This book deals with the construction of the ‘other’ in European media at a time when the recently expanded EU is facing new political, economic and social challenges. The aim of the book is to document the diverse discursive forms of othering, ranging from differentiation to discrimination, that are directed against various ‘other Europeans’ in both institutionalized media and such non-elite semi-public contexts as discussion forums and citizen blogs. Drawing on data from British, Polish, French, Czech, Italian, Hungarian, Spanish and Estonian contexts, the individual papers investigate how various social groupings – regions, nations, ethnicities, communities, cultures – are discursively constructed as ‘outsiders’ rather than ‘insiders’, as ‘them’ rather than ‘us’. While most of the papers are grounded in linguistics and critical discourse studies, the book will also appeal to numerous other social scientists interested in the interface between language, media and social issues.

An Introduction to International Relations

Author: Richard Devetak
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521682762
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Leading Australian scholars introduce a range of theories, actors, issues, institutions and processes that animate international relations today.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher:
ISBN:
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.