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Theoretical and Empirical Studies of Rights
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Laura Beth Nielsen
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Theoretical and Empirical Studies of Rights

Laura Beth Nielsen
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This important volume examines rights from an inter-disciplinary law and society perspective, beginning with the premise that the most basic functions of rights requires the empirical study of rights consciousness and claiming behavior. As such the volume includes articles and essays by political scientists, historians, lawyers, and sociologists which place the study of ordinary citizens' understandings of rights, and what actions they take based on that knowledge, at the forefront of an empirical research agenda. This has important implications for law's capacity to achieve social change and can lead to better understanding of how rights can and should operate in a social and legal system. The volume is organized around the social movements and political processes which give rise to rights, the processes by which people come to understand they enjoy a right, the decision to invoke the right either formally or informally, and the organizational and institutional constraints and opportunities for exercising rights.

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Publisher
Taylor and Francis
Year
2017
ISBN
9781351879798
Topic
Law
Subtopic
Civil Rights in Law
Edition
1

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