Globalization and Human Rights / Edition 1

Globalization and Human Rights / Edition 1

by Alison Brysk
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520232380

ISBN-13: 9780520232389

Pub. Date: 10/15/2002

Publisher: University of California Press

In this landmark volume, Alison Brysk has assembled an impressive array of scholars to address new questions about globalization and human rights. Is globalization generating both problems and opportunities? Are new problems replacing or intensifying state repression? How effective are new forms of human rights accountability?

These essays include theoretical

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In this landmark volume, Alison Brysk has assembled an impressive array of scholars to address new questions about globalization and human rights. Is globalization generating both problems and opportunities? Are new problems replacing or intensifying state repression? How effective are new forms of human rights accountability?

These essays include theoretical analyses by Richard Falk, Jack Donnelly, and James Rosenau. Chapters on sex tourism, international markets, and communications technology bring new perspectives to emerging issues. The authors investigate places such as the Dominican Republic, Nigeria, and the Philippines.

The contemporary world is defined by globalization. While global human rights standards and institutions have been established, assaults on human dignity continue. These essays identify the new challenges to be faced, and suggest new ways to remedy the costs of globalization.

Author Biography: Alison Brysk is Associate Professor of International Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Her previous publications include The Politics of Human Rights in Argentina: Protest, Change, and Democratization (1994) and From Tribal Village to Global Village: Indian Rights and International Relations in Latin America (2000).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520232389
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/15/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
321
Sales rank:
1,125,605
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Transnational Threats and Opportunities1
1Who Has a Right to Rights? Citizenship's Exclusions in an Age of Migration19
2Tourism, Sex Work, and Women's Rights in the Dominican Republic44
3Interpreting the Interaction of Global Markets and Human Rights61
4Economic Globalization and Rights: An Empirical Analysis77
5Sweatshops and International Labor Standards: Globalizing Markets, Localizing Norms98
6The Ironies of Information Technology115
7Globalization and the Social Construction of Human Rights Campaigns133
8The Drama of Human Rights in a Turbulent, Globalized World148
9Transnational Civil Society Campaigns and the World Bank Inspection Panel171
10Humanitarian Intervention: Global Enforcement of Human Rights?201
11Human Rights, Globalizing Flows, and State Power226
Conclusion: From Rights to Realities242
Works Cited257
Contributors301
Index303

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