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Silencing Human Rights

Critical Engagements with a Contested Project

Palgrave Macmillan

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About this book

This volume presents a range of topical investigations into the human rights field as well as providing an original and provocative investigation of some of the topic through the theoretical lens of 'silence'.


  • Europe
  • human rights
  • Institution
  • law
  • liberty
  • Nation
  • world order


Renk Ozdemir's chapter has won the 2009 Robert and Jessie Cox prize awarded to the best graduate paper of critical inquiry in International Relations.

'Silencing Human Rights is a very thought-provoking book and should be taken seriously.' - Sally Ramage, The Criminal Lawyer

About the authors

AMANDA ALEXANDER is a doctoral student in African history at Columbia University, USA and a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Civil Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa LEAH BASSEL is Lecturer in Sociology at City University, London, UK UPENDRA BAXI is Professor of Law in Development at the University of Warwick, UK GURMINDER K. BHAMBRA is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick, UK DAVID L. BLANEY is Professor of Political Science at Macalester College, Minnesota, USA JOAN COCKS is Professor of Politics and Member of the Program in Critical Social Thought, Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts, USA MARIE-BÉNÉDICTE DEMBOUR is Professor of Law and Anthropology in the Sussex Law School, University of Sussex, UK NENDAD DIMITRIJEVIC is Associate Professor of Constitutional and Political Theory at the Political Science Department of the Central European University, Budapest SIBA GROVOGUI is Professor of International Relations Theory and Political Theory, John Hopkins University, New York, USA NAEEM INAYATULLAH is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics at Ithaca College, New York, USA ROLAND MARDEN was previously a lecturer in the American Studies department at the University of Sussex, UK, and is now Manager of Research at the national book charity, Booktrust TIM DI MUZIO is Lecturer in Political Science at Trent University, Canada RENK OZDEMIR is a DPhil candidate in the Department of International Relations at the University of Sussex, UK M. J. RODRÍGUEZ-SALGADO is Professor of International History, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK ROBBIE SHILLIAM is Lecturer in International Relations at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

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