Richard A. Wilson, University of Connecticut
"Michael Freeman's second edition of Human Rights is,like the first, very well written. In addition, it is very wellgrounded in history and normative political theory. Moreover, itaccurately summarizes much literature in the social sciencesdealing with both empirical theory and factual evidence."
Professor D. Forsythe, University of Nebraska
"When Polity published Human Rights in 2002, it filled avoid. Finally, there was a book that introduced the concept withall its complexities but in a clear style. Freeman's systematicapproach and passionate prose guided readers through a labyrinth ofhistory, disciplines, and issues and allowed them to develop anunderstanding of the history of human rights, along with a range ofdebates and conflicts surrounding them. The layered analysis madethe book equally attractive to the experts. Now, nearly a decadelater, we have more books on human rights, but none to replaceFreeman's. The second edition, still maintaining the originalstructure and broad scope, points to the elements of progressamidst ever increasing human rights violations, albeit in a rapidlychanging world."
Zehra F. Kabaskal Arat, Purchase College