Perspectives On Libraries As Institutions Of Human Rights And Social Justice

Author: Ursula Gorham
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1786350572
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Perspectives On Libraries As Institutions Of Human Rights And Social Justice from the Author: Ursula Gorham. Edited by Ursula Gorham, Natalie Greene Taylor, and Paul T. Jaeger, Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice is an edited volume from the Advances in Librarianship book series devoted to the ideals, activities, and programs in libraries that protect human rights and promote social justice.

Perspectives On Libraries As Institutions Of Human Rights And Social Justice

Author: John Carlo Bertot
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781786350589
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Perspectives On Libraries As Institutions Of Human Rights And Social Justice from the Author: John Carlo Bertot. Edited by Ursula Gorham, Natalie Greene Taylor, and Paul T. Jaeger, Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice is an edited volume from the Advances in Librarianship book series devoted to the ideals, activities, and programs in libraries that protect human rights and promote social justice.

Libraries Human Rights And Social Justice

Author: Paul T. Jaeger
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442250526
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Libraries Human Rights And Social Justice from the Author: Paul T. Jaeger. Libraries, Human Rights, and Social Justice: Enabling Access and Promoting Inclusion examines the interrelationships between digital literacy, digital inclusion, and public policy, emphasizing the impacts of these policy decisions on the ability of individuals and communities to successfully participate in the information society. It is the first large-scale consideration of digital literacy and digital inclusion as policy problems and provides policy recommendations to promote digital literacy and digital inclusion. This book is intended to help librarians better understand and articulate their roles in promoting human rights and social justice, as well as to educate policymakers, government officials, professionals in other fields, and researchers in other disciplines about the contributions of libraries to human rights and social justice. It explores the intersections of information, human rights, and social justice from a range of perspectives and addresses the differing roles of library institutions (public, school, academic, and special libraries), library professionals, professional organizations, governments, and library patrons. Discussion focuses on the practical side of human rights and avoids most of the philosophical discussions of the term. Similarly, this book emphasizes the practical nature of social justice and the social and societal structures that foster equality. Related issues of digital literacy and digital inclusion are considered as essential to providing information in human rights and social justice contexts. Digital literacy, the ability to use the Internet to meet information, combines with access to the Internet in order to successfully apply the skills of digital literacy is discussed under the topic of digital inclusion. These topics are discussed through legal, policy, social, cultural, and economic lenses. Issues are examined both in terms of efforts to support equity in communities as a whole and the efforts intended to promote equity in specific disadvantaged or marginalized populations, such as the homeless, immigrants, people with disabilities, and the socioeconomically disadvantaged. Many examples of the issues discussed are drawn from the original research that the authors have conducted. The ideas and suggestions in this book should help members of the library community understand where their roles related to human rights and social justice originate, how they fit within the broader policy context, how to improve their related services and practices, and how to advocate for better support of these roles. The authors of this book have been involved in this research for many years and this breadth allows the book to offer comprehensive policy recommendations, solutions, and best practices for an area that is currently extremely fragmented. The writing is at a level to make it useful to undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, and policy makers.

Libraries Human Rights And Social Justice

Author: Paul T. Jaeger
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9781442250512
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Libraries Human Rights And Social Justice from the Author: Paul T. Jaeger. This book examines the interrelationships between digital literacy, digital inclusion, and public policy, emphasizing the impacts of these policy decisions on the ability of individuals and communities to successfully participate in the information society.

The Politics Of The Common Law

Author: Adam Gearey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135097879
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The Politics Of The Common Law from the Author: Adam Gearey. The Politics of the Common Law offers a critical introduction to the legal system of England and Wales. Unlike other conventional accounts, this revised and updated second edition presents a coherent argument, organised around the central claim that contemporary postcolonial common law must be understood as an articulation of human rights and open justice. The book examines the impact of the European Convention and European Union law on the structures and ideologies of the common law and engages with the politics of the rule of law. These themes are read into normative accounts of civil and criminal procedure that stress the importance of due process. The final sections of the book address the reality of civil and criminal procedure in the light of recent civil unrest in the UK and the growing privatisation of public services. The book questions whether it is possible to find a balance between the requirements of economics and the demands of justice.

Pathologies Of Power

Author: Paul Farmer
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520243269
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Pathologies Of Power from the Author: Paul Farmer. "Pathologies of Power" uses harrowing stories of life and death to argue thatthe promotion of social and economic rights of the poor is the most importanthuman rights struggle of our times.

Social Justice Global Dynamics

Author: Ayelet Banai
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113674214X
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Social Justice Global Dynamics from the Author: Ayelet Banai. Many theoretical publications make assumptions about the facts of globalization, and in particular about the role and autonomy of the nation state. These factual claims and assumptions often play an important role in justifying the normative conclusions, yet remain under-explored. This interdisciplinary volume examines questions that are central to the problems of both social and international justice, and in particular, to their interdependence: How do global and transnational factors influence the capacity of states to be internally just? Has the state lost its capacity for autonomous action in the global economy, and thus its ethical significance for theories of justice? If so, which institutional reforms could address this problem? What is the role of the state in a just international order? The authors address important connections between domestic social justice and global dynamics, by identifying problematic practices and trends in the current global order. They examine political, economic and legal changes and offer normative views on concrete policies and institutions that are particularly important and/or problematic – i.e. international health policies, the World Bank, taxation policies and the World Trade Organization. Focusing on the relationship between social and global justice and establishing connections between political theory and empirical research, this book is vital reading for students and scholars of Politics, International Relations, and Development Studies.

Human Rights And Social Justice

Author: Joseph Wronka
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483387194
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Human Rights And Social Justice from the Author: Joseph Wronka. Offering a unique perspective that views human rights as the foundation of social justice, Joseph Wronka’s groundbreaking Human Rights and Social Justice outlines human rights and social justice concerns as a powerful conceptual framework for policy and practice interventions for the helping and health professions. This highly accessible, interdisciplinary text urges the creation of a human rights culture as a “lived awareness” of human rights principles, including human dignity, nondiscrimination, civil and political rights, economic, social, and cultural rights, and solidarity rights. The Second Edition includes numerous social action activities and questions for discussion to help scholars, activists, and practitioners promote a human rights culture and the overall well-being of populations across the globe.

Librarianship And Human Rights

Author: Toni Samek
Publisher: Chandos Pub
ISBN: 9781843341468
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Librarianship And Human Rights from the Author: Toni Samek. The book is a practical guide to taking action on librarianship's responsibilities to the better attainment of human rights in the context of knowledge society. Concepts such as library core values and information ethics are used as springboards for propelling action on librarianship's responsibility to participate in the broad human rights agenda for individuals, institutions and society. The following articles of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, of particular import for information workers, receive special treatment: Respect for the dignity of human beings (Art.1), Confidentiality (Art. 1,2,3,), Equality of opportunity (Art. 2,7), Privacy (Art. 3,12), Right to freedom of opinion and expression (Art.19), Right to participate in the cultural life of the community (Art. 27), Right to the protection of the moral and material interests concerning any scientific, literary or artistic production (Art. 27).

Human Rights

Author: Koen Feyter
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN: 9781842774878
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Human Rights from the Author: Koen Feyter. This volume examines how globalisation has harmed human rights.