If the concept of global human rights is to endure, a new and more political, transnational and adaptable movement must emerge, argues Stephen Hopgood. Only then might bottom-up democratic norms replace top-down authoritative rules.
teaches International Relations at SOAS, University of London. His forthcoming book is The Endtimes of Human Rights (Cornell University Press, 2013). He is also the author of Keepers of the Flame: Understanding Amnesty International (Cornell University Press, 2006).