The Politics of Human Rights: A Global Perspective / Edition 2by Tony Evans
Pub. Date: 06/29/2005
Publisher: Pluto Press
This book takes a critical look at the state of universal human rights in the context of globalization. Tony Evans argues that the state's central role in protecting and promoting rights has been severely weakened under globalization and that as a consequence human rights are becoming less attainable. As the value of the market grows, the value of individual human rights decreases.
The author departs from traditional interpretations of human rights by focusing on the political economy of human rights rather than on the philosophical or legal aspects. He analyses how issues related to globalization, such as the environment, population movement patterns and free trade impact on individual human rights. In conclusion, he argues that the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and other major treaties must be renegotiated to take globalization into account.
Table of Contents
1 The Politics of Universal Human Rights
2 The Discourse of Universal Human Rights
3 International Human Rights Law and Global Politics
4 The Political Economy of Human Rights
5 Globalization, Democracy and Human Rights
6 The Promise of Global Community and Human Rights
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