Author Archives: Gert Verschraegen

About Gert Verschraegen

Gert Verschraegen is associate professor of sociology at the University of Antwerp. His recent publications include “The Evolution of Welfare State Governance,” in Evolutionary Governance Theory: Theory and Applications, ed. Raoul Beunen et al. (Springer, 2015); “Fabricating Social Europe: From Neo-Corporatism to Governance by Numbers,” in The Evolution of Intermediary Institutions in Europe: From Corporatism to Governance, ed. Eva Hartmann and Poul F. Kjaer (Palgrave, 2015); and Making Human Rights Intelligible: Towards a Sociology of Human Rights (Hart Publishing, 2013), co-edited with Mikael Rask Madsen.

Toward a New Sociology of Human Rights?

The Sacredness of the Person: A New Genealogy of Human Rights Hans Joas Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, ix + 219. While disciplines such as law, political science, and history have now developed distinct subfields of human rights research, sociology has only recently started developing a clear research agenda with regard to human rights. Considering the importance of human rights in contemporary society as a legal, political, and moral phenomenon underpinning a whole array of social institutions, the late arrival of sociology is all the Continue reading → Continue reading →