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Transgressing rights: La Via Campesina's call for food sovereignty / Exploring collaborations: Heterodox economics and an economic social rights framework / Workers in the informal sector: Special challenges for economic human rights

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  • Rajeev Patel
  • Radhika Balakrishnan
  • Uma Narayan
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    The notion of rights is a powerful one, but the channels through which they have been promoted and enforced since World War II have militated against the more radical promise of rights. These explorations examine the question of economic rights with an international focus. The contributions touch on such diverse topics as the international peasant federation called La Via Campesina, heterodox and social economic analyses, and the informal sector. The authors address the question of human rights with respect to the conditions that delimit and enforce these rights, the connections between macroeconomics and human rights, social movements that strive to protect these rights, and the different theoretical approaches to incorporating rights into an academic framework. Though each contribution's methodology and focus are different, the composite takes an important step in evaluating this very critical question of economic rights that greatly affects individual lives, social conditions, economic policies, and the study of economics.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Feminist Economics.

    Volume (Year): 13 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 87-116

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:femeco:v:13:y:2007:i:1:p:87-116

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    Keywords: Human rights; resistance; development; the informal sector; globalization; justice; JEL Codes: J83; J8; J;

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    1. Francesca Bettio & Tushar Nandi, 2010. "Evidence on women trafficked for sexual exploitation: A rights based analysis," European Journal of Law and Economics, Springer, vol. 29(1), pages 15-42, February.

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