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The globalization of human rights

Sklair, Leslie (2009) The globalization of human rights. Journal of Global Ethics, 5 (2). pp. 81-96. ISSN 1744-9626

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Abstract

The argument of this article is that what I term generic globalization has created unprecedented opportunities for advances in human rights universally, but that the dominant actually existing historical form of globalization - capitalist globalization - undermines these opportunities. Substantively, I argue that taking the globalization of human rights seriously means eliminating the ideological distinction that exists between civil and political rights on the one hand, and economic and social rights on the other. Doing this systematically undermines the three central claims of capitalist globalization - namely, that globalizing corporations are the most efficient and equitable form of production, distribution and exchange; that the transnational capitalist class organizes communities and the global order in the best interests of everyone; and that the culture-ideology of consumerism will satisfy our real needs.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17449626.as...
Additional Information: © 2009 Routledge
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for the Study of Human Rights
Departments > Sociology
Collections > Economists Online
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2010 14:28
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/26790/

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