Globalization and Human Rights: Challenges and Answers from a European Perspective (Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice)


Jesús Ballesteros, Encarnación Fernández Ruiz-Gálvez, Pedro Talavera


Globalisation turns out to be untenable because it does not guarantee minimum social equity, peace and respect for the environment, and therefore does not guarantee the effective accomplishment of human rights. This book analyzes this issue and raises proposals for a new perspective. The first part describes the soft threats to human rights, derived from the devaluation of the politics and the productive economy with regard to the finance. It entails the concealment of the reality in the shape of exploitation as the tax havens and in the shape of marginalization of the persons with different abilities. The second part include a study of hard threats to human rights and examines two cases of failed states: Afghanistan and Somalia, in which the violence has supplanted the politics and the economy. In view of these situations it is necessary to rethink the force of classic ius gentium and the humanitarian right. The third part presents the European Union as a legal and political space in which conditions of a worthy life are better defended by means of the Primacy of Practical Reason and Social State of Law, and by the requirement of peace as the main rule of international relations.

Key Features

  • Helps the reader to understand the current global crisis
  • Takes a multidisciplinary approach to globalization
  • Offers new proposals for a change of paradigm
  • Highlights how globalization can be harnessed to serve global peace

Book Details

  • Series: Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice (Book 13)
  • Publisher: Springer; 2012 edition (April 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9400740190
  • ISBN-13: 978-9400740198


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