Political Economy of Human Rights

By S. N. Bhaskar
November 2010
MD Publications
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ISBN: 9788175332980
325 pages
$59.50 Hardcover

The benefits of the human rights discourse on behalf of global equality for women cannot be denied. However, it is not a straightforward endeavour. Certainly advocacy efforts to develop gendered international legal standards, most often framed as human rights protections function positively in a number of ways. As a rhetorical matter, the appeal to globalized legal standards, particularly in the area of human rights, serves as a harbinger of change and messenger of modernity and progress.

Women's organizations and human rights groups have frequently relied upon legal approaches and rights-based claims. Violence against women is now considered a proper subject for international human rights law. Indeed, the issue of human rights for women has moved to center stage of the United Nations in terms of programmatic, adminstrative and methodological approaches to international relations. But it is more complicated for this process is itself often a microcosm of the larger debate about globalization, specifically the degress to which old paradigms of colonialism are being recreated in the guise of global integration.

About the Author

SN Bhaskar, social activist is BA, MA and LLB and by profession a lawyer and besides this he is social worker having interest in taking of the case related to the Human Rights violations. He is very active in academic activities also and participates in them.His fields of interests are Women and Human Rights (Violence Against Women), Criminal Law And Family Law.


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