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Taking Root – Human Rights and Public Opinion in the Global South - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Taking Root: Human Rights and Public Opinion in the Global South

James Ron, Shannon Golden, David Crow, and Archana Pandya


The number of rights organizations worldwide has grown exponentially, as the term “human rights” becomes increasingly common among politicians and civil society activists. As international donors pour money into global human rights promotion, many governments—as well as scores of scholars and activists—fear a subtle, Western-led campaign for political, economic, and cultural domination. This book asks: What do publics in the global South think? Drawing on surveys in India, Mexico, Morocco, and Nigeria, the book finds most people are in fact broadly supportive of human rights discourse, trust l ... More

Keywords: human rights, NGOs, global South, social movements, international aid

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199975044
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199975044.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Ron, author
Harold E. Stassen Chair of International Affairs, University of Minnesota, Department of Political Science and Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Shannon Golden, author
Research Associate, Center for Victims of Torture

David Crow, author
Assistant Professor of International Studies, CIDE, Mexico

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