The Rights Revolution

  • The University of Chicago Press
  • 1998
  • Hardback
  • 328
  • Sproget er ikke defineret
  • 2
  • 9780226211619
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The text argues that far from being the fruit of an activist judiciary, the ascendency of civil rights and liberties has rested on the democratization of access to the courts - the influence of advocacy groups, the establishment of governmental enforcement agencies, the growth of financial and legal resources for ordinary citizens, and the strategic planning of grass roots organizations. Pointing to the idea that the shift in the rights of individuals is best understood as a "bottom up" rather than a "top down" phenomenon.

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