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    The embryonic sovereign and the biological citizen: the biopolitics of reproductive rights

    Hanafin, Patrick (2012) The embryonic sovereign and the biological citizen: the biopolitics of reproductive rights. In: Gearty, C. and Douzinas, Costas (eds.) The Cambridge Companion to Human Rights Law. Cambridge Companions to Law. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. 191-213. ISBN 9781107016248.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Human rights are considered one of the big ideas of the early twenty-first century. This book presents in an authoritative and readable form the variety of platforms on which human rights law is practiced today, reflecting also on the dynamic inter-relationships that exist between these various levels. The collection has a critical edge. The chapters engage with how human rights law has developed in its various subfields, what (if anything) has been achieved and at what cost, in terms of expected or produced unexpected side-effects. The authors pass judgment about the consistency, efficacy and success of human rights law (set against the standards of the field itself or other external goals). Written by world-class academics, this Companion will be essential reading for students and scholars of human rights law.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law
    Research Centre: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR), Contemporary Literature, Centre for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2013 07:49
    Last Modified: 12 Dec 2016 11:50
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/5929

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