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Globalization and Human Rights: Challenges and Answers from a European Perspective

Edited by: Jesús Ballesteros, Encarnación Fernández Ruiz-Gálvez, Pedro Talavera

ISBN13: 9789400740198
Published: April 2012
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Germany
Format: Hardback
Price: £124.00

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Globalisation turns out to be untenable because it does not guarantee minimum social equity, peace and respect for the environment, and therefore does not guarantee the effective accomplishment of human rights. This book analyzes this issue and raises proposals for a new perspective. The first part describes the soft threats to human rights, derived from the devaluation of the politics and the productive economy with regard to the finance. It entails the concealment of the reality in the shape of exploitation as the tax havens and in the shape of marginalization of the persons with different abilities. The second part includes a study of hard threats to human rights and examines two cases of failed states: Afghanistan and Somalia, in which the violence has supplanted the politics and the economy. In view of these situations it is necessary to rethink the force of classic ius gentium and the humanitarian right. The third part presents the European Union as a legal and political space in which conditions of a worthy life are better defended by means of the Primacy of Practical Reason and Social State of Law, and by the requirement of peace as the main rule of international relations.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Part I: The Main Global Challenges.
The Unsustainability of Current Globalization. From Financialization to Ecologization of Economy and Society - J. Ballesteros.
Misery, Exploitation and New Wars. Two Paradigmatic Cases. -The situation in Afghanistan - E. Fernandez.
The situation in Somalia - A-P. Garibo.

Part II: Human Security as a Change of Paradigm.
Inclusive Society and Preventive Peace - J. Cardona and A. Sanjose.
Human Rights as a Practice of Global Justice - I. Trujillo.
International Monetary Fund, World Bank and Human Rights Violation. - P. De Sena.
The demand for capital markets regulation - F. Biondo.

Part III: European Union as a Referent for Peace and Development.
The European Way of Public Reasoning - F. Viola.
The Social State of Law - E. Vidal.
Peace as a priority - P. Talavera.