Disciplining global society

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


Full text not available from this repository.


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)
Related URLs:
ePrint ID: 64060
Date :
Date Event
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2008
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 17:21
Further Information:Google Scholar
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/64060

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item