The political economy of human rights (2002)

Contemporary political economy can make an important contribution to the human rights debates which have come to dominate political relations over the past half century. These debates hide a wide variety of political agendas. The traditions of political economy may help reinterpret the evolving phenomenon of human rights. What is needed is a means to interpret the relationship between language and social interests, as well as to make this relationship relevant to praxis – in this case, human rights activism.

2002 The political economy of human rights PDF

Journal of Australian Political Economy, No. 50


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