Civilising Globalisation: Human Rights and the Global Economy by David KinleyCivilising Globalisation: Human Rights and the Global Economy by David Kinley

Civilising Globalisation: Human Rights and the Global Economy

byDavid Kinley

Paperback | September 21, 2009

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Economic globalisation and universal human rights both have the aspiration and power to improve and enrich individuals and communities. However, their respective institutions, methods, practices and goals differ, leading to both detrimental clashes and beneficial synergies. In this 2009 book, David Kinley analyses how human rights intersect with the trade, aid and commercial dimensions of global economic relations, taking the view that, while the global economy is a vitally important civilising instrument, it itself requires civilising according to human rights standards. Combining meticulous research with highly informed views and experiences, he outlines the intellectual, policy and practical frameworks for ensuring that the global economy advances the ends of human rights, argues for better exploitation of the global economy's capacity to distribute as well as create wealth, and proposes mechanisms by which to minimise and manage the socially debilitating effects of its market failures and financial meltdowns.
Title:Civilising Globalisation: Human Rights and the Global EconomyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:September 21, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521716241

ISBN - 13:9780521716246


Table of Contents

1. Economic globalisation and universal human rights; 2. Trade and human rights; 3. Aid and human rights; 4. Commerce and human rights; 5. Civilising globalisation ahead.

Editorial Reviews

"In all, Civilizing Globalization makes a strong case that human rights concerns should be better incorporated into the global economy, and that economic actors, including international organizations, development agencies, and MNCs, need to more fully examine the ways in which human rights concerns figure into their roles." - H-REVIEW Digest