ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Rights Rethinking Theory and Practice

Whether seeking to protect civil rights of citizens or fighting for broader social economic rights, the focus of social movements generally has been state-centred and legalist. While this understanding has served in the last five decades to empower citizens there is a need today to rethink the emancipatory potential of rights as they are conceived by contemporary social movements.

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