Human Dignity

Establishing Worth and Seeking Solutions

Editors: Sieh, Edward, McGregor, Judy (Eds.)

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  • Explores the contemporary issue of dignity as an inalienable right to all humans
  • Offers a timely intervention into the debates on human rights, NGO advocacy, and public policy in the age of globalization
  • Emphasizes the importance of recognizing the role of women in human rights movements
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This book examines the concept of dignity from a variety of global perspectives. It scrutinizes how dignity informs policy and practice, and is influenced by international and domestic law, human rights values, and domestic politics. An exciting collection of essays, this edited volume provides an analysis of human rights as they are experienced by real people who have in many cases been forced to take action to further their own interests. Readers will discover an extensive range of issues discussed, from the internet, climate change and disabilities, to globalization, old-age, and migrants' rights. The last section deals with the impact of various issues on indigenous and migrant populations, specifically violence in Columbia, border issues in Tijuana, women's and children's rights violations, and the complex problems experienced by refugees, particularly in regards to citizenship. The interdisciplinary nature of this work makes it an invaluable read for scholars of Health Studies, Law, Human Rights, Sociology and Politics.

About the authors

Dr. Edward Sieh has over 30 years of experience teaching and publishing in the area of justice studies. He has worked at Lasell College for 10 years developing the justice studies program and promoting concerns for social justice around the world. He is currently the President of the Human Rights and Global Justice section of the International Sociological Association where he has organized conferences in Buenos Aires, Yokohama, Vienna, and in Toronto for summer 2017.

Professor Judy McGregor, CNZM, is Head of the School of Social Sciences and Public Policy at Auckland University of Technology. From 2002-2012 she was the first Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner with the New Zealand Human Rights Commission (NZHRC). She has held fellowships at Cambridge and Edinburgh Universities and in 2016 was the NZ UK link Visiting Professor at University of London. 

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Dignity
Book Subtitle
Establishing Worth and Seeking Solutions
Editors
  • Edward Sieh
  • Judy McGregor
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56005-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56005-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56004-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-71945-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 394
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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