Disciplining global society

Evans, Tony (2007) Disciplining global society. Studies in Social Justice, 1, (2), 108-121.


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One of the puzzles of the current era is the divide between optimists and pessimists on the question of human rights. The prominence of human rights on the international political agenda sustains the optimist’s hopes for the future, while pessimists point to continued and widespread reports of civil, political, economic, social and cultural violations. This article looks at the tensions and apparent contradictions between these two approaches. Following a discussion on the construction of global human rights discourse(s), the article concludes that the pretensions of law act to mask the socioeconomic normative framework that acts to discipline global society.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1911-4788 (print)
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Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Politics and International Relations
ePrint ID: 64060
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Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2008
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:48
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/64060

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