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|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
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Table of ContentsChapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Liberalism Chapter 3 Human Rights Chapter 4 Bread and Circuses Chapter 5 Inequalities and Global Capitalism Chapter 6 Strong State, Minimalist Society Chapter 7 Rights and Duties Chapter 8 Another World Is Possible
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Human Rights is both a welcome contribution in its own right and an intellectually engaging stimulus to further work on its urgent themes. Human rights and global justice are among the fundamental issues of our day and a sociological perspective such as this one is sorely needed.
Drawing on such classics as Adam Smith, Max Weber, Karl Polanyi, and Hannah Arendt, Judith Blau and Alberto Moncada offer a crushing indictment of the U.S. human rights record, made all the more shocking by cover-ups and justifications in the name of individual freedoms. The perfect primer for anyone interested in movements for global justice.
Through a unique world-scale analysis, Blau and Moncada expose the hidden or unquestioned relationships between the global political-economy of neo-liberalism and 'structural reform' and the differential realities of human well being. This is a work of activist sociology in the best sense!