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Economics versus human rights

Author: Couret Branco, Manuel Series: Routledge frontiers of political economy ; 117 Publisher: Routledge 2009.Language: EnglishDescription: 168 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780415470179Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Economics Versus Human Rights Contents Introduction 1 Economics and human rights lost in translation The economic dimension of human rights 8 The conflicting languages of economics and human rights 17 2 Economics versus the right to work Genesis and definition of the right to work 25 The conflicting natures of economics and the right to work 30 What does securing the right to work mean? 38 Employment policies and the right to work 39 Economics for the right to work 48 3 Economics versus the provision of goods and services as human rights Economics versus the right to water 50 Market hegemony versus the right to water 55 Economics versus the right to social security 59 4 Economics versus cultural freedom Culture and economic theory 68 The political economy of cultural exclusion 72 Cultural determinism and economic performance 75 On the cultural roots of authoritarianism 88 The unbearable lightness of cultural determinism 90 1 8 25 50 67 5 Economics versus democracy Democracy and human rights 98 The naturalization of economics 101 Scientific rationality versus democratic rationality 105 The hegemony of market ideology 109 6 Globalization versus democracy What is the global economy? 118 The territorialization of democracy versus the deterritorialization of the global economy 120 International institutions and democracy 122 Globalization and democracy in developing countries 124 Epilogue 132 Conclusion: economics for human rights Bibliography Index 97 118 134 148 163

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