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World heritage: constructing a universal cultural order
Since the late 1970s, the formal designation of world heritage sites has grown exponentially. Today, there are over 900 such designations bestowed upon national treasures from every corner of the globe, which are believed ...
The institutional expansion of human rights, 1863–2003: A comprehensive dataset of international instruments
(Sage Publications, 2011-07-28)
This article summarizes the results of a recently completed, comprehensive coding of 779 human rights instruments from 1863 to 2003. As such, it offers an extensive portrayal of how, and to what degree, this powerful ...
Façade diversity: the individualization of cultural difference
(Sage Publications, 2008-07-01)
Diversity and multiculturalism are widely embraced principles, championed by many social movements and promoted through the programs and policies of states, businesses, schools and other organizations throughout the world. ...
Human rights and the triumph of the individual in world culture
(Sage Publications, 2007-11-01)
Despite ongoing attention to the subject, cultural accounts of the globalization of human rights are surprisingly scarce. Most accounts describe this phenomenon either as a function of evolutionary progress or the ...