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The politics of civil societyNeoliberalism or Social Left?$
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Frederick Powell

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781861347640

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861347640.001.0001

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Rights talk and moral protest

Rights talk and moral protest

Chapter:
(p.111) Five Rights talk and moral protest
Source:
The politics of civil society
Author(s):

Frederick Powell

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861347640.003.0006

This chapter discusses the emergence of rights talk and moral protests. It explains that social movements became the vehicles that provided expression to this new politics. It details that human rights had become an overarching discourse, used by new social movements to benchmark their campaigns for greater democracy and social justice.

Keywords:   rights talk, moral protests, social movements, new politics, human rights, social justice

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