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A Long March or a New Utopia?

Core reading

Sam Moyn, The Last Utopia: Human in History (Cambridge Mass.: Belknap, 2010).

Jan Eckel, ‘The Rebirth of Politics from the Spirit of Morality: Explaining the Human Rights Revolution of the 1970s’ in Moyn and Eckel (eds.), The Breakthrough: Human Rights in the 1970s (U Penn: 2013), 226-260.

Further reading

Jiri Hájek, ‘The Human Rights Movement and Social Progress’, John Keane (ed.), The Power of the Powerless (Routledge, 2009), chp 5.

Daniel A. Bell and Jean-Marc Coicaud, Ethics in Action: The Ethical Challenges of International Human Rights Nongovernmental Organizations (Cambridge, 2007).

Emilie M. Hafner-Burton, Making Human Rights a Reality (Princeton, 2013).

Eric A. Posner, ‘Human Rights, the Laws of War, and Reciprocity’,