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Madsen, Mikael Rask

Works: 60 works in 151 publications in 6 languages and 1,563 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Editor, Author, Opponent
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Most widely held works by Mikael Rask Madsen
The European Court of Human Rights between law and politics( )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The European Court of Human Rights between Law and Politics provides a comprehensive analysis of the origins and development of one of the most striking supranational judicial institutions. The book brings together leading scholars and practitioners to cast new light on the substantial jurisprudence and ongoing political reform of the Court. The broad analysis based on historical, legal, and social science perspectives provides new insights into the institutional crisis of the Court and identifies the lessons that can be learned for the future of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The European Court of Human Rights is in many ways is an unparalleled success. The Court embarked, during the 1970's, upon the development of a progressive and genuinely European jurisprudence. In the post-Cold War era, it went from being the guarantor of human rights solely in Western Europe to becoming increasingly involved in the transition to democracy and the rule of law in Eastern Europe. Now the protector of the human rights of some 800 million Europeans from 47 different countries, the European system is once again deeply challenged - this time by a massive case load and by the Member States' increased reluctance towards the Court. This book paves the way for a better understanding of the system and hence a better basis for choosing the direction of the next stage of development"--Provided by publisher
Making human rights intelligible : towards a sociology of human rights by Mikael Rask Madsen( Book )

15 editions published in 2013 in English and Swedish and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human rights have become a defining feature of contemporary society, permeating the public discourse on politics, law, and culture. But, why has human rights emerged as a key social force in our time, and what is the relationship between rights and the structures of both national and international society? By highlighting the institutional and socio-cultural context of human rights, this timely and thought-provoking collection provides illuminating insights into the emergence and contemporary societal significance of human rights. Drawn from both sides of the Atlantic and adhering to refreshingly different theoretical orientations, the book's contributors show how sociology can develop our understanding of human rights and how the emergence of human rights relates to classical sociological questions, such as social change, modernization, or state formation. Making Human Rights Intelligible provides an important sociological account of the development of international human rights. It will be of interest to human rights scholars and sociologists of law, as well as anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of one the most significant issues of our time
Law and the formation of modern Europe : perspectives from the historical sociology of law by Mikael Rask Madsen( )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Law and the Formation of Modern Europe explores processes of legal construction in both the national and supranational domains, and it provides an overview of the modern European legal order. In its supranational focus, it examines the sociological pressures which have given rise to European public law, the national origins of key transnational legal institutions and the elite motivations driving the formation of European law. In its national focus, it addresses legal questions and problems which have assumed importance in parallel fashion in different national societies, and which have shaped European law more indirectly. Examples of this are the post-1914 transformation of classical private law, the rise of corporatism, the legal response to the post-1945 legacy of authoritarianism, the emergence of human rights law and the growth of judicial review. This two-level sociological approach to European law results in unique insights into the dynamics of national and supranational legal formation"--
International court authority by Mikael Rask Madsen( )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International Court Authority challenges fundamental preconceptions about when, why, and how international courts become important and authoritative actors in national, regional and international politics. Examining global and regional bodies, this volume investigates how political and social contexts shape the authority of international courts
Transnational power elites : the social and global structuration of the EU by Niilo Kauppi( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book argues that European Union institutional mechanics and the EU as a political unit cannot be properly understood without taking into account the elites that make the policy decisions. Spurred by globalisation, technological and economic development has provided the backbone for social and political transformations that have changed the social structures that unite and differentiate individuals and groups in Europe and their interface with extra-European actors. These developments are not only exemplified by the rise of the EU, but
La genèse de l'Europe des droits de l'homme : enjeux juridiques et stratégies d'État : France, Grande-Bretagne et pays scandinaves, 1945-1970 by Mikael Rask Madsen( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'évolution des droits de l'homme en Europe au lendemain de la Seconde Guerre mondiale est sans doute une des plus grandes avancées du processus d'intégration européenne. Mais comme cet ouvrage le montre, le succès de cette Europe des droits de l'homme était tout sauf acquis: il a reposé à la fois sur un ambitieux programme juridique et politique et sur une transformation géopolitique qui a vu les sociétés européennes peu à peu, souvent avec de grandes réticences, se projeter dans le paysage naissant d'une Europe régulée par un droit commun. Ce livre, qui traite surtout des cas français, britannique et scandinave - des pays centraux dans ce processus - propose une analyse originale de la genèse de l'Europe des droits de l'homme, de l'après-guerre à l'avènement de la Cour Européenne des Droits de l'Homme à la fin des années 1960. L'auteur se penche sur la convergence des processus sociaux, juridiques et politiques qui ont rendu possible la révolution européenne des droits de l'homme: le déclin de l'impérialisme européen, l'impact des politiques de la guerre froide sur l'idée de droits de l'homme européens, la montée en puissance de l'Etat-providence et l'émergence de l'idée même d'une Europe unie. Il étudie les principaux acteurs de ces transformations cruciales, depuis les entrepreneurs juridiques des droits de l'homme universels comme René Cassin et Hersch Lauterpacht aux grands hommes d'Etat qui ont investi les droits de l'homme dans le but de recréer une société nationale et internationale, de Pierre-Henri Teitgen à Olof Palme. Est également analysée l'influence décisive des militants d'ONG telles qu'Amnesty International sur l'agenda des droits de l'homme. Cet ouvrage développe la thèse selon laquelle la montée en puissance des droits de l'homme en Europe a été le produit de ces investissements complexes et souvent conflictuels du droit et de la politique
Pierre Bourdieu : from law to legal field( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards peace and democracy in Guatemala : an analysis of changing societal patterns with an emphasis on the position of El Pueblo Maya by Mikael Rask Madsen( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retssociologi : klassiske og moderne perspektiver( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in Danish and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Menneskerettighedsdomstolen : 50 års samspil med dansk ret og politik( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in Danish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The variable authority of international courts( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paradoxes of European legal integration by Anne Lise Kjær( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

9 Transnational Statecraft: Legal Entrepreneurs, the European Field of Power and the Genesis of the European Constitution -- 10 How to Become a Transnational Elite: Lawyers' Politics at the Genesis of the European Communities (1950-1970) -- PART 3: LANGUAGE AS BARRIER AND CARRIER OF EUROPEAN LEGAL INTEGRATION -- 11 Introduction: Language as Barrier and Carrier of European Legal Integration -- 12 Surface Law -- 13 Word/World (of Primordial Issues for Comparative Legal Studies) -- 14 Towards a Common European Legal Thinking: A Dialogic Challenge -- 15 European Integration and Legal Communication
L'émergence d'un champ des droits de l'homme dans les pays européens enjeux professionnels et stratégies d'Etat au carrefour du droit et de la politique (France, Grande-Bretagne et pays scandinaves, 1945-2000) by Mikael Rask Madsen( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thesis analyses the contemporary rise of human rights (1945-2000) on the international as well national levels. It focuses on the role and position of law and jurists in the emergence and transformation of the field of human rights in Europe. Evoking significant European traditions -legally, politically and culturally - the thesis analyses human rights in France, the United Kingdom and the Scandinavian countries. It provides not only a nationally-informed comparison of these countries but also a study of the regional and national specificities and the interdepency of the national and the international and particularly European dimensions of the progression of human rights following WWII. The analysis is concretely split up into two periods analysing, in a chronological order and in individual country-chapters, the periods 1945-1970 and 1970-2000, in order to show the two great moments of modern human rights : a historical genesis and a subsequent institutionalisation
Ready to explode?( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extremity rising, vol. 3( Recording )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between universalism and regional law and politics: A comparative history of the American, European, and African human rights systems( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract This article represents a first systematic attempt to compare the institutional histories of the regional human rights systems in Europe, the Americas, and Africa. It argues that the three main regional human rights systems have enacted common scripts that have produced relatively similar institutional models across the regions under scrutiny. This is not to deny, however, the enormous variation among the systems; nor is it to deny the role of local social and political contexts in shaping them. Rather, the analysis seeks precisely to identify both the common institutional scripts and the regional particularities to render the general history of regional human rights courts and commissions—a key component of the larger history of human rights that has been largely overlooked in current debates. We argue that the dynamics of the Cold War initially shaped the bounds within which actors in each region came to realize, re-shape, and re-signify common institutional scripts
O surgimento do Tribunal de Direitos Humanos progressiva: o TEDH e a transformação da Europa by Mikael Rask Madsen( )

1 edition published in 2012 in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reassembling the French State via Human Rights: between Human Rights Internationalism and Political Sovereignism by Mikael Rask Madsen( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Who Rules the World? : The Educational Capital of the International Judiciary by Mikael Rask Madsen( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The European Court of Human Rights between law and politics
Paradoxes of European legal integration
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Madsen, Mikael

Madsen Mikael Rask

Rask Madsen, Mikael.