Governance and Human Rights

Research Hubs

Governance & Human Rights


Conveners: Alison Brysk and Michael Stohl

The Governance and Rights Hub investigates and analyzes global patterns of rights, rule, policy, and institutions. Concerns include Who rules urgent problems that cross borders? How effectively? Are they legitimate? What are the shifting relationships in and among states, markets, global institutions, and global civil society? How do these global patterns of governance affect the rights and empowerment of individuals and communities? What's new in the "21st Century Global Dynamics" of this process?

New Book: The Future of Human Rights

By Alison Brysk Human rights have fallen on hard times yet they are more necessary than ever. People all over the world – from Amazonian villages to Iranian prisons – need human rights to gain recognition, campaign for justice, and save lives. But how can we secure a brighter future […]

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New Book: Contracting Human Rights: Crisis, Accountability, and Opportunity

Co-Directors of the Governance and Human Rights Hub, Alison Brysk and Michael Stohl, have a new edited volume, “Contracting Human Rights: Crisis, Accountability, and Opportunity.”  This multidisciplinary book contributes to building understanding of the maturation of human rights, from a dissident doctrine to a dynamic parameter of global governance and […]

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