ALISON BRYSK is the author or editor of twelve books, available from the publishers, Amazon, or a free download (below) of The Politics of Human Rights in Argentina.  Scholarly articles can be found on

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The Future of Human Rights, Polity, forthcoming 2018, Author.


Expanding Human Rights: 21st Century Norms and Governance, Edward Elgar, 2017, Co-Editor.

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Contracting Human Rights: Crisis, Accountability, and Opportunity, Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2018, Co-Editor.


The Politics of the Globalization of Law: Getting from Rights to Justice, Routledge Press, 2013, Editor.


Speaking Rights to PowerConstructing Political Will, Oxford University Press, 2013, Author.


Global Good Samaritans: Human Rights as Foreign Policy, Oxford University Press, 2009, Author.


Human Rights and Private WrongsConstructing Global Civil Society, Routledge Press, 2005, Author.


From Human Trafficking to Human Rights Reframing Contemporary Slavery, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011, Co-editor.


People Out of Place: Globalization and the Citizenship Gap, with Gershon Shafir, Routledge Press, 2004, Co-editor.


National Insecurity and Human RightsDemocracies Debate Counterterrorism, with Gershon Shafir, University of California Press, 2007, Co-editor.


Globalization and Human Rights, University of California Press, 2002, Editor.


From Tribal Village to Global Village: Indian Rights and International Relations in Latin America, Stanford University Press, 2000, Author.

The Politics of Human Rights in Argentina: Protest, Change, and Democratization, Stanford University Press, 1994, Author.

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De La Tribu A La Aldea Global, Edicions Bellaterra, 2009, Author.