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The Future of Human Rights

Upendra BaxiProfessor, School of Law, University of Warwick

ISBN13: 9780198084969
Previous Edition ISBN: 0195652894
Published: July 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: India
Format: Hardback
Price: £17.99



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This book critically examines the contemporary discourses on the nature of 'human rights', their histories, the myths that are embedded in them, and contributes an alternative reading of those histories by placing the concerns and interests of the 'people in struggle and communities of resistance' at centre stage. The work analyses the significance of the UN and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and goes on to study the more contemporary issues such as women's struggle to feminize the understanding and practice of human rights, the post-modernist critique of the universal idiom of human rights and, most pertinently for the current world scene, it analyzes the impact of globalization on the human rights movement. The volume includes a discussion on the proposed United Nations norms regarding the human rights responsibilities of multinational corporations and other business entities. This edition further addresses the diversity in labouring practices that relate to making, remaking, and unmaking of internationally agreed upon human rights norms and standards.

Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Other Jurisdictions , India
Contents:
PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION
PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
1. An Age of Human Rights?
2. Two Notions of Human Rights: 'Modern' and 'Contemporary'
3. The Practices of 'Contemporary' Human Rights Activism
4. Too Many or too Few Human Rights?
5. Critiquing Rights: Politics of Identity and Difference
6. What is Living or Dead in Relativism?
7. Human Rights Movements and Human Rights Markets
8. The Emergence of an Alternate Paradigm of Human Rights
9. Market Fundamentalisms: Business Ethics at the Alter of Human Rights
BIBLIOGRAPHY
AUTHOR INDEX
THEME INDEX