Defending Human Rights and Democracy in the Era of Globalization

Defending Human Rights and Democracy in the Era of Globalization

Christina Akrivopoulou (Hellenic Open University, Greece)
Release Date: September, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 422
ISBN13: 9781522507239|ISBN10: 152250723X|EISBN13: 9781522507246|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0723-9


The era of technology in which we reside has ushered in a more globalized and connected world. While many benefits are gained from this connectivity, possible disadvantages to issues of human rights are developed as well.

Defending Human Rights and Democracy in the Era of Globalization is a pivotal resource for the latest research on the effects of a globalized society regarding issues relating to social ethics and civil rights. Highlighting relevant concepts on political autonomy, migration, and asylum, this book is ideally designed for academicians, professionals, practitioners, and upper-level students interested in the ongoing concerns of human rights.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Child Rights Protection
  • Environmentally-Forced Migration
  • Language Human Rights
  • Online Blogs
  • Political Participation
  • Print Media
  • Private Security
  • Refugee Crises

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Christina M. Akrivopoulou holds the post of Committee President in the Greek Refugee Appeals Authority. She has received her PhD in Constitutional Law and has been a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Greek Scholarship Foundation and the Aristotle University Research Committee. Her main research interests concern human and constitutional rights, the protection of the right to privacy, data protection, the private-public distinction, asylum and citizenship. She has lectured in the Faculty of Political Sciences of Democritus University of Thrace, in Hellenic Open University, in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and in the EMA Unesco Chair Inter-University Master class. She also works as an Attorney-at-Law at the Thessaloniki Law Bar Association. She is collaborating with several Greek law reviews and she is an active member of many non-governmental human rights organisations in Greece and abroad.