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Speaking Rights to Power: Constructing Political Will

Alison Brysk


How can “Speaking Rights to Power” construct political will to respond to human rights abuse worldwide? Examining dozens of cases of human rights campaigns, this book shows how communication politics build recognition, solidarity, and social change. The book presents an innovative analysis of the politics of persuasion, based in the strategic use of voice, framing, media, protest performance, and audience bridging. Building on twenty years of research on five continents, this comprehensive study ranges from Aung San Suu Kyi to Anna Hazare, from Congo to Colombia, from Arab Spring to Pussy Riot ... More

Keywords: Human rights, social movements, communication, solidarity, international relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199982660
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982660.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alison Brysk, author
University of California-Santa Barbara