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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.1080/13642987.2010.511997|
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This article addresses how non-experts understand the general notion of human rights. After a discussion of the various ways in which human rights are understood by experts and lay people, new Q methodological results are presented. Results support previous research in suggesting the existence of at least four distinct ways of understanding human rights: as grounded universals; as a focus for radical political action; as socio-political constructions; and as agreements balanced against responsibilities. Other understandings draw upon religious foundations and notions of community belonging. These ways of understanding human rights are described in empirical detail and their implications for human rights discourse briefly discussed.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2011 Taylor & Francis|
|Keywords:||Q methodology; subjective dimensions of human rights|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Social Sciences > Psychology in the Social Sciences
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)|
|Depositing User:||Paul Stenner|
|Date Deposited:||21 Nov 2011 10:06|
|Last Modified:||24 Feb 2016 17:44|
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