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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Beyond Parliament: Human Rights and the Politics of Social Change in the Global South

ISBN13: 9789004226203
Published: September 2015
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Paperback
Price: £82.00

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In Beyond Parliament Horman Chitonge offers a unique combination of the conceptual dimensions with the practical examples of human rights discourse deployed as an instrument for social change in the global south.

He uses the right to water and the right to food to illustrate that human rights are never given on a silver platter; giving effect to human rights is always an outcome of a continuous struggle to protect human dignity and value.

To implement this view of human rights, the book argues, requires going beyond the parliamentary politics of recognising and acknowledging human rights in statutes and bill of rights to the radical democratic politics of giving effect to the recognised rights, especially among the poor and marginalised.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Tables and Figures
1. The Politics of Eating and Drinking
2. The Human Rights Discourse: An Overview
3. Human Rights Development: Building Bridges
4. Human Rights in Democratic Politics
5. The Right to Water: Foundation, Content and Scope
6. The Right to Food: Origin, Content and Scope
7. The Rights to Water and Food in International and Local Politics
8. The Rights to Water and Food: Strategies and Lessons from Global South