Human Rights and the Global Economy
Title: Human Rights and the Global Economy
Publisher: New School for Social Research
Citation: Social Research, 2012, 79, 4, Special Issue
This edited volume publishes as a special issue of the quarterly social science journal Social Research, a collection of articles on Human Rights and the Global Economy. The topics addressed are Human Rights and Economy Policy; Global Poverty and the Obligations of Rich Countries; Human Rights, Climate Change and Global Justice; and Corporations and Human Rights Obligations. This issue contains the edited proceedings of the November 2011 conference at the New School, where experts and scholars explored human rights as a mediating language for discussions of social justice and the global economy.
Table of Contents:
-- Nehal Bhuta Guest editors’ introduction -- PART 1: HUMAN RIGHTS AND ECONOMIC POLICY IN PRACTICE -- Olivier De Schutter “The Role of Human Rights in Shaping International Regimes” -- Majnari Mahajan “The Right to Health as the Right to Treatment: Shifting Conceptions of Public Health” -- PART 2: GLOBAL POVERTY AND THE OBLIGATIONS OF RICH COUNTRIES -- Introduction: Philip G. Alston -- Sakiko Fukuda-Parr “Right to Development: Reframing the Debates for the 21st Century” -- Christian Barry “Are trade subsidies and tariffs killing the global poor?” -- PART 3: HUMAN RIGHTS, CLIMATE CHANGE, AND GLOBAL JUSTICE -- Introduction: David Scobey -- Siri Gloppen and Asuncion St. Clair “Climate Change Lawfare” -- Jackie Dugard, Jennifer MacLeod, and Anna Alcaro “A Rights-Based Examination of Residents’ Engagement with Acute Environmental Harm across Four Sites on South Africa’s Witwatersrand Basin” -- Kathryn Hochstetler “Climate Rights and Obligations for Emerging States: The Cases of Brazil and South Africa” -- Des Gasper "Climate Change: The Need for a Human Rights Agenda Within a Framework of Shared Human Security" -- PART 4: COPRPORATIONS AND HUMAN RIGHTS OBLIGATIONS -- Introduction: Miriam Ticktin -- Gay Seidman “Regulation at Work: Globalization, Labor Rights and Development” -- Christopher London “Coffee, Certification and the Incorrigibility of Capitalism”