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Human Rights in a Time of Populism
Challenges and Responses

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Gerald L. Neuman, Stephen Pomper, Daniel Levine-Spound; Jeremy Waldron; Wojciech Sadurski; Jamie O'Connell; Helena Alviar García; Richard Javad Heydarian; Yee Htun; Douglas A. Johnson; Laurence R. Helfer.
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  • Date Published: May 2020
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108485494

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  • The electoral successes of right-wing populists since 2016 have unsettled world politics. The spread of populism poses dangers for human rights within each country, and also threatens the international system for protecting human rights. Human Rights in a Time of Populism examines causes, consequences, and responses to populism in a global context from a human rights perspective. It combines legal analysis with insights from political science, international relations, and political philosophy. Authors make practical recommendations on how the human rights challenges caused by populism should be confronted. This book, with its global scope, international human rights framing, and inclusion of leading experts, will be of great interest to human rights lawyers, political scientists, international relations scholars, actors in the human rights system, and general readers concerned by recent developments.

    • Analyzes the urgent topic of populism from a human rights perspective to illuminate issues neglected in most literature on populism, and offers needed recommendations on how to respond
    • Speaks to a wide audience and offers interdisciplinary insights, including legal, philosophical, political science, international relations, and practitioner perspectives
    • Provides a global look at the subject with an international range of experts examining populism in the US, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the international system
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    ‘All in all, a fascinating study on the causes, consequences, and responses of populism, put together by distinguished legal scholars, political scientists, and human rights experts.’ P. Kurzer, Choice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2020
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108485494
    • length: 250 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 155 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Populist Threats to the International Human Rights System Gerald L. Neuman
    2. U.S. Human Rights Policy and the Trump Administration Stephen Pomper and Daniel Levine-Spound
    3. Rule-of-Law Rights and Populist Impatience Jeremy Waldron
    4. Populism and Human Rights in Poland Wojciech Sadurski
    5. Representation, Paternalism, and Exclusion: The Divergent Impacts of the AKP's Populism on Human Rights in Turkey Jamie O'Connell
    6. The Legal Architecture of Populism: Exploring Antagonists in Venezuela and Colombia Helena Alviar García
    7. Penal Populism in Emerging Markets: Human Rights and Democracy in the Age of Strongmen Richard Javad Heydarian
    8. The Populist Threat to Democracy in Myanmar Yee Htun
    9. In Defense of Democratic Populism Douglas A. Johnson
    10. Populism and International Human Rights Law Institutions: A Survival Guide Laurence R. Helfer
    11. Human Rights Responses to the Populist Challenge Gerald L. Neuman

  • Editor

    Gerald L. Neuman, Harvard Law School, Massachusetts
    Gerald L. Neuman is the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law and the Co-Director of the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School. He teaches human rights, US constitutional law, and immigration and nationality law. From 2011 to 2014, he was a member of the UN Human Rights Committee, the treaty body that monitors compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Among others, he is the author of Strangers to the Constitution: Immigrants, Borders and Fundamental Law (1996) and co-editor of Human Rights, Democracy, and Legitimacy in a World of Disorder (2018).


    Gerald L. Neuman, Stephen Pomper, Daniel Levine-Spound; Jeremy Waldron; Wojciech Sadurski; Jamie O'Connell; Helena Alviar García; Richard Javad Heydarian; Yee Htun; Douglas A. Johnson; Laurence R. Helfer.

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