Redirecting Human Rights: Facing the Challenge of Corporate Legal Humanity by A. GrearRedirecting Human Rights: Facing the Challenge of Corporate Legal Humanity by A. Grear

Redirecting Human Rights: Facing the Challenge of Corporate Legal Humanity

byA. Grear

Hardcover | April 9, 2010

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Against the backdrop of globalization and mounting evidence of the corporate subversion of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights paradigm, Anna Grear interrogates the complex tendencies within law that are implicated in the emergence of 'corporate humanity'. Grear presents a critical account of legal subjectivity, linking it with law's intimate relationship with liberal capitalism in order to suggest law's special receptivity to the corporate form. She argues that in the field of human rights law, particularly within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights paradigm, human embodied vulnerability should be understood as the foundation of human rights and as a key qualifying characteristic of the human rights subject. The need to redirect human rights in order to resist their colonization by powerful economic global actors could scarcely be more urgent.
ANNA GREAR is Senior Lecturer in Law at Bristol Law School, UWE, UK. She is Head of the International Law and Human Rights Research Unit, part of the Centre for Legal Research at UWE. She is also the founder and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment.
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Title:Redirecting Human Rights: Facing the Challenge of Corporate Legal HumanityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:271 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.69 inPublished:April 9, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230542220

ISBN - 13:9780230542228

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Table of Contents

Introduction Human Rights Under Pressure? Corporate Human Rights? Law, Persons and Disembodiment The Liberal Subject of Rights, Capitalism and the Corporation A Genealogy of Quasi-Disembodiment in International Human Rights Law The Centrality of Human Embodiment Embodied Vulnerability and Human Rights Embodied Vulnerability and the Limits of Privatization: Reconsidering Property and Human Rights Some Brief Conclusory Thoughts and Future Research Directions Bibliography