Author Archives: Mikael Rask Madsen

About Mikael Rask Madsen

Mikael Rask Madsen is professor of European law and integration and director of iCourts – Centre of Excellence for International Courts, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His recent books include La genèse de l’Europe des droits de l’homme (Strasbourg, 2011) and four edited books: The European Court of Human Rights between Law and Politics (Oxford, 2013), co-edited with Jonas Christoffersen; Making Human Rights Intelligible: Towards a Sociology of Human Rights (Hart, 2013), co-edited with Gert Verschraegen; Transnational Power Elites (Routledge, 2013), co-edited with Niilo Kauppi; and Law and the Formation of Modern Europe (Cambridge, 2014), co-edited with Chris Thornhill.

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 →