Governance and Human Rights

Research Hubs

Governance & Human Rights


Conveners: Alison Brysk and Michael Stohl

The Governance and Rights Hub investigates and analyzes global patterns of rights, rule, policy, and institutions. Concerns include Who rules urgent problems that cross borders? How effectively? Are they legitimate? What are the shifting relationships in and among states, markets, global institutions, and global civil society? How do these global patterns of governance affect the rights and empowerment of individuals and communities? What's new in the "21st Century Global Dynamics" of this process?

New Book: Expanding Human Rights

The Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies and the Governance & Human Rights Research Hub are pleased to announce their newest publication, “Expanding Human Rights: 21st Century Norms and Governance”. This volume was developed as part of the Governance & Human Rights Hub’s 2017 workshop on human rights, and […]

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Contracting Human Rights: Crisis, Accountability and Opportunity

On January 27-28, the Governance & Human Rights Hub of the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies held a highly successful workshop on human rights. The theme of this years workshop was Contracting Human Rights: Crisis, Accountability, and Opportunity. This workshop focused on global and local challenges to human […]

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