Human Rights Review

, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 389–391 | Cite as

Human Rights Education: Theory, Research, Praxis edited by Monisha Bajaj

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017
  • Jennifer SchneiderEmail author
Book Review

In Human Rights Education: Theory, Research, Praxis, editor Monisha Bajaj presents a comprehensive view of human rights education (HRE) from its origins to its current interpretation and impact. The work approaches HRE through a variety of lenses and with numerous goals. First, the work articulates and conveys working definitions of HRE. Second, the edited volume establishes the field’s multi-dimensional relevance. Third, it analyzes the tensions that often accompany HRE in varied contexts. Finally, the work offers directions for future HRE research and praxis. The collection’s very existence (all 300-plus pages) signifies the remarkable growth, presence, and diversity of HRE.

Bajaj first grounds the reader in HRE’s historical origins and interpretation, and makes clear that “[d]ifferences in the way individuals or organizations approach HRE account for the ways it is conceptualized as an education reform or strategy” (6). These differences make the collection (in which many of these...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Southern New Hampshire UniversityManchesterUSA

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