Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM077: The Politics of Human Rights

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.


Costas Douzinas (2007) Human Rights and Empire. Routledge-Cavendish. Duncan Ivison (2008) Rights. Acumen.

Obrad, Savic (eds) (2002) The Politics of Human Rights. Verso.


Seyla Benhabib (2006) Another Cosmopolitanism. OUP.

Carl Schmitt (1996) The Concept of the Political. University of Chicago Press.

Hannah Arendt (1998) The Human Condition, second edition. University of Chicago Press.

Giorgio Agamben (1998) Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life. Stanford University Press.

Jacques Rancière (1998) Disagreement: Politics and Philosophy. University of Minnesota Press.

Michel Foucault (2005) Society Must Be Defended. Penguin