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Dr Kathryn McNeilly's book shortlisted for Hart-SLSA Prize


"Human Rights and Radical Social Transformation: Futurity, Alterity, Power"

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The School is pleased to announce that Dr Kathryn McNeilly's book Human Rights and Radical Social Transformation: Futurity, Alterity, Power (Routledge, 2017) has been shortlisted for the Hart-SLSA Prize for Early Career 


 In this book Dr McNeilly explores the use of human rights in the contemporary context and stages a new intervention in how we can consider the theory and practice of rights. Drawing upon critical legal theory, radical democratic thinking and feminist perspectives, the book seeks to reassess the radical possibilities for human rights and consider how rights may be re-engaged to facilitate radical social change via the concept of 'human rights to come'.


Reviewing the book for Human Rights Quarterly, Professor Anna Grear (Cardiff Law School) comments that 'McNeilly's thoughtful, theoretically imaginative, well-informed portrayal... is more than welcome. This book holds out the promise of exciting future development to come, and carves out a thought provoking and welcome space in which the futurity of human rights can inform a renewing rights politics'.‌‌



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