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Globalization and Human Rights in the Developing World
 
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Globalization and Human Rights in the Developing World
 
Series: Global Ethics
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
12 Jul 2011
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The concepts of globalization and human rights have each produced a vast literature, but surprisingly few works have analyzed the implications of globalization for human rights. As the nations and peoples of the world become increasingly drawn together economically, politically and culturally, a deeper understanding of the consequences of globalization for freedom and wellbeing is clearly needed. This volume explicitly focuses on the developing world, where human rights abuses are the most serious, extensive and sustained. It examines how global processes are affecting the rights of peoples in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. Moreover, the authors discuss new ways human rights can be enforced internationally and which institutions and policies are appropriate in a global age. Containing insightful and provocative chapters by international scholars, the book covers four broad themes: Globalization, the State and Human Rights; Transnational Corporations and Human Rights; Financial Flows, Human Rights and the Global South; and Genocide in Global Perspective.


Description

The concepts of globalization and human rights have each produced a vast literature, but surprisingly few works have analyzed the implications of globalization for human rights. As the nations and peoples of the world become increasingly drawn together economically, politically and culturally, a deeper understanding of the consequences of globalization for freedom and wellbeing is clearly needed. This volume explicitly focuses on the developing world, where human rights abuses are the most serious, extensive and sustained. It examines how global processes are affecting the rights of peoples in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. Moreover, the authors discuss new ways human rights can be enforced internationally and which institutions and policies are appropriate in a global age. Containing insightful and provocative chapters by international scholars, the book covers four broad themes: Globalization, the State and Human Rights; Transnational Corporations and Human Rights; Financial Flows, Human Rights and the Global South; and Genocide in Global Perspective.


Contents

Preface; D.M.Nault & S.L.England
Introduction; D.M.Nault
PART I: GLOBALIZATION, THE STATE, AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Globalization and the Commercialization of Humanity: The State, Trafficking in Persons, and Human Rights Challenges in Africa; B.Onuoha
Exclusionary Globalization: Sanctions, Military Rule, and Non-democratization in Myanmar; P.Strefford
PART II: TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Transnational Corporations and the Protection of Human Rights: Non-Financial Reporting as an Option; O.Osuji
The Duty to Protect against Human Rights Violations Committed Abroad by Transnational Corporations and their Subsidiaries; B.Zammitto
PART III: FINANCIAL FLOWS, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND THE GLOBAL SOUTH
Do Official Development Aid and Foreign Direct Investment Promote Good Governance in Africa?; A.Lemi
The 'Creditors in Competition': Chávez and the Bank of the South versus the IMF; R.Paterson
PART IV: GENOCIDE IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
The Role of Globalization in the Causes, Consequences, Prevention, and Punishment of Genocide; M.Hiebert
Confronting 'Linguistic Genocide': Language Repression in Kurdistan; E.Voulgarakis & B.Dawei


Authors

DERRICK M. NAULT teaches World History and Development Studies at the University of Calgary, Canada. His research interests include globalization, development and human rights from a historical perspective, particularly with regard to nations of the Global South.
SHAWN L. ENGLAND is Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Canada. He specializes in Latin American political history.