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

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--, Provided by publisher
Table Of 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.'
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
xv, 255 pages, 22 cm

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