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

The battle for human rights—as seen in the treatment of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar—may be losing ground ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...