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Human Rights and World Trade

Hunger in International Society, 1st Edition

By Ana Gonzalez-Pelaez


192 pages

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A new and incisive analysis of the political viability of human rights, with an in-depth investigation of its largest violation: world hunger.

Gonzalez-Pelaez develops John Vincent's theory of basic human rights within the context of the international political economy and demonstrates how the right to food has become an international norm enshrined within international law. She then assesses the international normative and practical dimensions of hunger in connection with international trade and poverty. Using the society of states as the framework of analysis, she explores the potential that the current system has to correct its own anomalies, and examines the measures that can move the hunger agenda forward in order to break through its current stagnation.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Problem of Hunger 2. Basic Rights: Political origins 3. Basic Rights in International Society: The right to food 4. International Trade and the Options for Eradicating Hunger 5. Can International Society Eliminate Hunger? 6. Conclusion: Assessment of Vincen'ts basic rights project Bibliography

About the Author

Ana Gonzalez-Palaez is an independent researcher of international affairs based in London. She has worked in broadcast media, published in various academic journals, and served as a consultant to several human rights projects.

About the Series

New International Relations

The field of international relations has changed dramatically in recent years, with new subject matter being brought to light and new approaches from in and out of the social sciences being tried out. This series offers itself as a broad church for innovative work that aims to renew the discipline.


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Economic Conditions