Human rights and market fundamentalism
Title: Human rights and market fundamentalism
Author: NOLAN, Mary
Series/Number: EUI MWP LS; 2014/02
In the 1970s human rights and market fundamentalism gained prominence in the United States, Europe and Latin America. These were simultaneously discourses, ideologies, national movements and transnational networks, and policies that states and NGOs sought to impose. Human rights and market fundamentalism both claimed universal applicability and dismissed previous ideologies; they adhered to methodological individualism, critiqued the state, and marginalized the social. But despite striking affinities, there is no single relationship between human rights and market fundamentalism from the 1970s through the 1990s. This talk explores three cases where human rights were defined and new human rights policies developed, and where neoliberal policies were debated and implemented: in Eastern Europe, in Latin America and in the case of women’s economic rights as human rights.
Subject: Human rights; Market fundamentalism; Eastern Europe; Latin America; Women’s economic rights
The lecture was delivered on 19 March 2014 at the Badia Fiesolana
Type of Access: openAccess