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Human Rights and Private Wrongs
Constructing Global Civil Society

ISBN 9780415944779
Published December 25, 2004 by Routledge
168 Pages

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Book Description

Human Rights and Private Wrongs breaks new ground by considering a series of fascinating issues that are normally ignored by human rights specialists because they are too "private" to consider as policy issues: children's labor migration; refugee policy towards unaccompanied minors; financial matters of investor and business responsibility; and complex questions involving access to the benefits of pharmaceutical research, transnational organ trafficking, and the control over genetic research.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Globalization and private wrongs 2. Norm Change in Global Civil Society 3. New Subjects: Children across borders 4. New Strategies: Follow the money 5. New Rights: Our bodies, ourselves 6. Conclusion: Private authority and global governance References Index

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Alison Brysk is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine.