Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century


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Princeton University Press
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6.1 X 9.2 X 0.9 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Kathryn Sikkink is the Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Her books include The Justice Cascade (Norton) and Activists beyond Borders.


"Sikkink's latest contribution . . . like her past groundbreaking work, will likely be debated, developed, and critiqued for years to come."--Shadi Mokhtari, Ethics and International Affairs
"Here we find the essential 'evidence for hope.'"--Matthew Reisz, Times Higher Education
"Evidence for Hope combines scientific rigour in addressing major, contemporary criticisms of human rights with the ability to propose objective means of promoting them exactly where it seems most crucial."--Isabela Garbin Ramanzini, International Affairs
"Sikkink counters skeptics from the left and the right who have argued that the persistence of grave human rights violations throughout the world is evidence that the movement has failed and should be abandoned altogether. On the contrary, she concludes, the struggle for human rights has indeed made a difference."--Caroline Bettinger-López, Foreign Affairs
"Sikkink presents a slew of data about progress in basic rights since the 1940s and warns against a tendency by activists and the media not to stress progress and successes."--Christian Science Monitor
"Honorable Mention for the 2019 Luciano Tomassini Latin American International Relations Book Award, Latin American Studies Association"