Synopses & Reviews
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.
How is "the global economy" effecting human rights and creating or alleviating human rights abuses in other countries? A look at the relation of globalization and international human rights, addressing a number of previously unexamined questions.
"A useful examination of an important subject. This work adds important insights into human rights and globalization, a subject that is sure to remain at the center of debate for a considerable time."and#151;David P. Forsythe, coauthor of The United Nations and Changing World Politics
"Brysk and her collaborators have produced the most systematic and comprehensive study to date of globalization and human rights. The authors move the debate forward by mapping out the impact of diverse forms of globalization on different types of rights, concluding that globalization can both exploit and empower, depending on the form of globalization and the type of state."and#151;Kathryn Sikkink, co-author, with Margaret Keck, of Activists Beyond Borders
About the Author
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).
Table of Contents
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Introduction: Transnational Threats and Opportunities
1. Who Has a Right to Rights?
Citizenshipand#8217;s Exclusions in an Age of Migration
Kristen Hill Maher
2. Tourism, Sex Work, and Womenand#8217;s Rights in the Dominican Republic
Amalia Lucia Cabezas
3. Interpreting the Interaction of Global Markets and Human Rights
4. Economic Globalization and Rights: An Empirical Analysis
Wesley T. Milner
5. Sweatshops and International Labor Standards: Globalizing Markets, Localizing Norms
6. The Ironies of Information Technology
7. Globalization and the Social Construction of Human Rights Campaigns
8. The Drama of Human Rights in a Turbulent, Globalized World
9. Transnational Civil Society and the World Bank Inspection Panel
10. Humanitarian Intervention: Global Enforcement of Human Rights?
11. Human Rights, Globalizing Flows, and State Power
Conclusion: From Rights to Realities