The Politics of Human Rights: A Global Perspective / Edition 2

The Politics of Human Rights: A Global Perspective / Edition 2

by Tony Evans
     
 

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… See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745323732
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
06/29/2005
Series:
Human Security in the Global Economy Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : globalization and the study of universal human rights1
1The politics of universal human rights12
2The discourse of universal human rights35
3International human rights law and global politics55
4The political economy of human rights77
5Globalization, democracy and human rights101
6The promise of global community and human rights126

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