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Rights talk and moral protest

Frederick Powell

in The politics of civil society

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2007 | ISBN: 9781861347640
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303947 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861347640.003.0006
Rights talk and moral protest

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This chapter discusses the emergence of rights talk and moral protests. It explains that social movements became the vehicles that provided expression to this new politics. It details that human rights had become an overarching discourse, used by new social movements to benchmark their campaigns for greater democracy and social justice.

Keywords: rights talk; moral protests; social movements; new politics; human rights; social justice

Chapter.  11217 words. 

Subjects: Organizations

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