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4.0 out of 5 stars Important New Book on Human Rights
Please ignore the other review of this book - I'm only writing to prevent such clearly ignorant reviews from unduly influencing someone who might be interested in this text. Stammers analyses human rights through a sociological frame of social movements, which in and of itself is innovative and important. The book then proceeds to trace the historical social movements...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Poor and nothing butb poor
I'm a university student who had this book recommended to buy from the people who teach my module on human rights. There is no relevant information in this book and the information in each chapter is irelevant to the chapter title, there is NEVER a cohesive pattern of information presented.

The chapters follow no clear direction and contain hardly any relevant...
Published on 7 Oct 2009 by Arun Prathapan


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Important New Book on Human Rights, 28 Nov 2010
This review is from: Human Rights and Social Movements (Paperback)
Please ignore the other review of this book - I'm only writing to prevent such clearly ignorant reviews from unduly influencing someone who might be interested in this text. Stammers analyses human rights through a sociological frame of social movements, which in and of itself is innovative and important. The book then proceeds to trace the historical social movements that are traditionally associated with the development of human rights - from English Civil War up through World War II and beyond. His sociological and historical work is important because it upsets easy readings of these seminal events - which is vital for human rights studies, even if such critical works are easier to find in sociology or history. Stammers also adds an important insight regarding the tendency of the demands of social movements to be altered in important ways through institutionalization - so that success in political struggle brings its own dangers of co-optation, again not a ground breaking claim on its own but innovative when applied to human rights.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Poor and nothing butb poor, 7 Oct 2009
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This review is from: Human Rights and Social Movements (Paperback)
I'm a university student who had this book recommended to buy from the people who teach my module on human rights. There is no relevant information in this book and the information in each chapter is irelevant to the chapter title, there is NEVER a cohesive pattern of information presented.

The chapters follow no clear direction and contain hardly any relevant material in them. Quite simply every chapter just contains information that is simply irrelevant and serves to irritate the reader to madness.

The book itself is incredibly dull to read; so you learn hardly anything useful and you get bored.

This book is not recommended if you want to understand human rights and social movements or if you want a book that's worth the money!
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