Stephen Hopgood

Stephen Hopgood is Professor of International Relations and Pro-Director (International) at SOAS, University of London. His most recent book is The Endtimes of Human Rights (Cornell, 2013). Hopgood recently co-edited and contributed to Human Rights Futures (Cambridge, 2017).

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Losing the battle for hearts and minds

October 10, 2017
By: Stephen Hopgood
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The battle for human rights—as seen in the treatment of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar—may be losing ground as populist democracy becomes entrenched.

Fascism rising

November 9, 2016
By: Stephen Hopgood
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Global institutions and principles now face their sternest test. Trump’s victory suggests human rights activists should devote themselves to ...

 

Brexit and human rights: winter is coming

June 29, 2016
By: Stephen Hopgood

Given the toxic politics of Farage, Johnson, Le Pen and Trump, will human rights be enough to resist right-wing nationalism in the wake of Brexit?

Playing both ends against the middle

March 20, 2015
By: Stephen Hopgood
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The idea of a “global middle” assumes that human rights transcend borders. But do they really?

It begins and ends with power

August 6, 2013
By: Stephen Hopgood

The author acknowledges his supporters, but he answers his critics. It is political leverage, not human rights, that make things happen. The ...

 

Human rights: past their sell-by date

June 18, 2013
By: Stephen Hopgood
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It is activists, not states who will make a difference in future. But western-led rights organizations may have seen their day.