Human Rights and Social Policy in the 21st Century: A History of the Idea of Human Rights and Comparison of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights with United States Federal and State Constitutions

Author: Joseph M. Wronka
Publisher: University Press of America
Category: 21st Century History: From C 2000 -, Central Government Policies, Human Rights, Civil Rights & Citizenship
Age Group: 15+
Book Format: Paperback

At the dawn of the 21st century, the idea of human rights has become a powerful social construct to fulfill human needs. This revised edition emphasizes the need to create a human rights culture, where public sentiment is in accord with human rights principles, especially those asserted in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, signed by the U.S. in 1948 and today increasingly referred to as customary international law. The book includes a foreword by David Gill. For additional information on the author, please visit

Table Of Contents
Chapter 1 Part I: The Historical-Philosophical Context: A History of the Idea of Human Rights Chapter 2 Part II: A Human Rights Analysis: Implications for Social Policy Chapter 3 Part III: Essays Toward the Creation of a Human Rights Culture
About Joseph Wronka
Joseph Wronka, Ph.D. is Professor in the School of Social Work at Springfield College, Massachusetts and Principal Investigator of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights project at the Heller School for Social Policy, Brandeis University.


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Brand University Press of America
Artist / Author Joseph M. Wronka
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