Human Rights Violation in Turkey

Author: D. Straw
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137317159
Format: PDF
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Sociological theory has veered between an insistence on understanding human rights as a genuine universal morality and far more cynical portrayals of human rights as a veil of bourgeois capitalist enterprise. This book criticizes, adapts and combines seemingly disparate elements of contemporary sociological theory within a new approach to human rights. The practicality of the approach is clearly demonstrated in its application to one of the most important, complex and vexing locations of human rights violation in the world: modern Turkey. While sociological analyses of Turkey have largely been limited to local perspectives on individual issues of human rights violation, this book expands sociological understanding of the broad swath of Turkey's human rights violations into a new global perspective of hope and resolution.

Human Rights at Work

Author: Colin Fenwick
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847315976
Format: PDF
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Concerns associated with globalisation of markets, exacerbated by the 'credit crunch', have placed pressure on many nation states to make their labour markets more 'flexible'. In so doing, many states have sought to reduce labour standards and to diminish the influence of trade unions as the advocates of such standards. One response to this development, both nationally and internationally, has been to emphasise that workers' rights are fundamental human rights. This collection of essays examines whether this is an appropriate or effective strategy. The book begins by considering the translation of human rights discourse into labour standards, namely how theory might be put into practice. The remainder of the book tests hypotheses posited in the first chapter and is divided into three parts. The first part investigates, through a number of national case studies, how, in practice, workers' rights are treated as human rights in the domestic legal context. These ten chapters cover African, American, Asian, European, and Pacific countries. The second part consists of essays which analyse the operation of regional or international systems for human rights promotion, and their particular relevance to the treatment of workers' rights as human rights. The final part consists of chapters which explore regulatory alternatives to the traditional use of human rights law. The book concludes by considering the merits of various regulatory approaches.

Travels of the Criminal Question

Author: Dario Melossi
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847316255
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The expression 'the criminal question' does not at present have much currency in English-language criminology. The term was carried across from Italian debates about the orientation of criminology, and in particular debates about what came to be called critical criminology. One definition offered early in the debate described it as 'an area constituted by actions, institutions, policies and discourses whose boundaries shift'. According to this writer, crime, and the cultural and symbolic significance carried by law and criminal justice, is an integral aspect of the criminal question. 'The criminal question' draws attention to the specific location and constitution of a given field of forces, and the themes, issues, dilemmas and debates that compose it. At the same time it enables connections to be made between these embedded realities and the wider, conceivably global, contours of influence and flows of power with which it connects. This in turn raises many questions. How far do the responses to crime and punishment internationally flow from and owe their contemporary shape to the cultural and economic transformations now widely known as 'globalisation'? How can something that is in significant ways embedded, situated, and locally produced also travel? What is not in doubt is that it does travel - and travel with serious consequences. The international circulation of discourses and practices has become a pressing issue for scholars who try to understand their operation in their own particular cultural contexts. This collection of essays seeks a constructive comparative view of these tendencies to convergence and divergence.

Rethinking equality projects in law

Author: Rosemary C. Hunter
Publisher: Hart Pub
ISBN:
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The concept of equality has been a key animating principle of modern feminism, and has been highly productive for feminist legal thought and feminist politics concerning law. Today however, given the failure to achieve material and psychic equality for wo

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.

Sozialwissenschaftliche Konflikttheorien

Author: Thorsten Bonacker
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322956881
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Das Buch ist eine Einführung für Studierende der Sozialwissenschaften (Soziologie, Politikwissenschaft, Sozialpsychologie) in das breite Spektrum sozialwissenschaftlicher Konflikttheorien. Alle Beiträge führen mit ihrem einheitlichen Aufbau verständlich in komplexe Theorien ein und demonstrieren deren Anwendung anhand einer exemplarischen Konfliktanalyse. Der Band liefert einen ideengeschichtlichen und systematischen Überblick über verschiedene soziologische, politikwissenschaftliche und psychologische Konflikttheorien. Konflikttheorien haben dabei keinen eigenständigen Status, sondern sind in andere Theorien als deren Aussagen über Konflikte integriert. Die einzelnen Beiträge, die in die Theorien einführen, sind einheitlich strukturiert und verfügen zudem über ein detailliertes und kommentiertes Literaturverzeichnis. Neben der Einführung in die Theorien demonstrieren die Beiträge auch deren Anwendungsmöglichkeit, indem sie exemplarisch einen Konflikt analysieren.

Amnesty International Report 2016 17

Author: Amnesty International Sektion der Bundesrepublik
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104904332
Format: PDF, ePub
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Der ›Amnesty International Report 2016/17‹ ist das essentielle Handbuch zur weltweiten Lage der Menschenrechte. Bewaffnete Konflikte, Terror und mangelnder staatlicher Schutz haben 65 Millionen Menschen weltweit in die Flucht getrieben. Doch immer mehr Staaten riegeln ihre Grenzen ab und verwehren den Geflüchteten ihre Rechte auf Leben, Freiheit und Sicherheit. Gleichzeitig gefährden Zensur, Repressionen und autoritäre Praktiken die vermeintlich sicheren zivilisatorischen Errungenschaften. Der ›Amnesty International Report‹ gibt anhand von circa 160 Länderberichten – unter anderem aus der Volksrepublik China, Nigeria, der Türkei und den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika – einen Überblick über die weltweite Situation der Menschenrechte und ist eine wichtige Grundlage für alle, die sich für die Menschenrechte interessieren und sie durch politische Entscheidungen oder freiwilliges Engagement verändern wollen.