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The Resource What's wrong with rights? : social movements, law and liberal imaginations, Radha D'Souza

What's wrong with rights? : social movements, law and liberal imaginations, Radha D'Souza

Label
What's wrong with rights? : social movements, law and liberal imaginations
Title
What's wrong with rights?
Title remainder
social movements, law and liberal imaginations
Statement of responsibility
Radha D'Souza
Title variation
What is wrong with rights
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Social movements demand rights to remedy wrongs and injustices. But why do organisations like the World Bank and IMF, the G7 states and the World Economics Forum want to promote rights? Mapping the rights discourse and the transformations in transnational finance capitalism since the world wars, the interrogating the connections between the two, Radha D'Souza examines contemporary rights in theory and practice. Looking at the struggles of people worldwide and their aspirations for emancipation and freedom, the book examines what is entailed in reducing rights to 'human' rights. It also explores why the argument 'our understandings of rights are better than theirs' is popular within social movements and in critical scholarship--back cover
Cataloging source
COO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
D'Souza, Radha
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social justice
  • Social movements
  • Human rights
  • Human rights
  • Social justice
  • Social movements
Label
What's wrong with rights? : social movements, law and liberal imaginations, Radha D'Souza
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The Rights Resurgence : 1. Social movements, law and liberal imaginations -- 2. What's wrong with rights? -- 3. Rights in the 'epoch of imperialism' -- Part II. Re-Scripting Rights : 4. International election monitoring: from 'will of the people' to the 'right to free and fair elections' -- 5. The rights of victims: from authorisation to accountability -- 6. Intangible property rights: the IMF as underwriters -- 7. Rights in international neoliberal risk-governance regime -- Part III. Concluding Reflections : 8. Rights and social movements in the 'epoch of imperialism.'
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 255 pages
Isbn
9780745335414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1023073053
Label
What's wrong with rights? : social movements, law and liberal imaginations, Radha D'Souza
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The Rights Resurgence : 1. Social movements, law and liberal imaginations -- 2. What's wrong with rights? -- 3. Rights in the 'epoch of imperialism' -- Part II. Re-Scripting Rights : 4. International election monitoring: from 'will of the people' to the 'right to free and fair elections' -- 5. The rights of victims: from authorisation to accountability -- 6. Intangible property rights: the IMF as underwriters -- 7. Rights in international neoliberal risk-governance regime -- Part III. Concluding Reflections : 8. Rights and social movements in the 'epoch of imperialism.'
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 255 pages
Isbn
9780745335414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1023073053

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