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Theoretical and Empirical Studies of Rights (New edition)

Laura Beth Nielsen, Austin D. Sarat

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ISBN 10: 0754625818 / ISBN 13: 9780754625810
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BRAND NEW, Theoretical and Empirical Studies of Rights (New edition), Laura Beth Nielsen, Austin D. Sarat, 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. Bookseller Inventory # B9780754625810

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Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Group

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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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Professor Laura Beth Nielsen is a Research Fellow at the American Bar Foundation and Assistant Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University both in the USA. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley’s Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program (Ph.D. 1999) and Boalt Hall School of Law (J.D. 1996). Her primary field is the sociology of law, with particular interest the relationship between law and inequalities of race, gender, and class. She is author or editor of 4 books including The New Civil Rights Research: A Constitutive Approach (co-edited with Ben Fleury-Steiner, Ashgate 2006).

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