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Human Rights Violation in Turkey

Rethinking Sociological Perspectives


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. David Straw
    Pages 1-13
  3. David Straw
    Pages 14-36
  4. David Straw
    Pages 37-58
  5. David Straw
    Pages 59-81
  6. David Straw
    Pages 82-103
  7. David Straw
    Pages 104-124
  8. David Straw
    Pages 125-143
  9. David Straw
    Pages 144-158
  10. David Straw
    Pages 159-173
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 174-192

About this book


Sociological theory has veered between an insistence on understanding human rights as a genuine universal morality and far more cynical portrayals of human rights as a veil of bourgeois capitalist enterprise. This book criticizes, adapts and combines seemingly disparate elements of contemporary sociological theory within a new approach to human rights. The practicality of the approach is clearly demonstrated in its application to one of the most important, complex and vexing locations of human rights violation in the world: modern Turkey. While sociological analyses of Turkey have largely been limited to local perspectives on individual issues of human rights violation, this book expands sociological understanding of the broad swath of Turkey's human rights violations into a new global perspective of hope and resolution.


human rights quality sociology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of ManchesterUK

About the authors

David Straw is currently a Visiting Fellow of the Institute for Development Policy and Management at the University of Manchester, UK.

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