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Human rights as social representations

Author: Willem Doise
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
Series: Routledge research international series in social psychology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"There are currently a large number of historical, philosophical, political and judicial studies on human rights. However, a thorough social psychological analysis of their intervention in social relations, extending across national and cultural boundaries, has not been available. This book fills that gap, providing a detailed examination of the foundations of human rights principles, the sources of their
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Willem Doise
ISBN: 0415279283 9780415279284
OCLC Number: 49925181
Description: viii, 166 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: social psychology and human rights --
1. Visions and institutions. Historical foundations. The League of Nations and the United Nations Organization. Institutional definitions. New challenges --
2. An interview study. Presentation of the research on rulings of the European Court. Institutions and human rights --
3. Limitations and violations in context. Human rights as normative social representations. A study in five countries. Two experimental studies of positioning. Principles in context --
4. Socialization effects in Geneva. Young people and human rights. Adult social characteristics and representations --
5. Common understanding and variations. A survey of students from thirty-five countries. A new survey.
Series Title: Routledge research international series in social psychology.
Responsibility: Willem Doise.
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