Policy makers and social actors increasingly face inter-related and inter-penetrated levels and realms of governance. The effect is that some of the intuitive contrasts between rights and regulation are no longer tenable. As the essays collected in this volume show, different combinations of rights and regulatory claims serve as barometers of current changes in political economy. These are not only restructuring political space, but also changing the assumed relevance of rights and regulation. Bringing together a range of fresh perspectives on socio-legal scholarship from a variety of disciplines, The Intersection of Rights and Regulations will have worldwide interdisciplinary appeal.
Contents: The intersection of rights and regulation: new directions in sociolegal scholarship, Bronwen Morgan. Part 1 Rights and Regulation: Contrasting Forms and Logics?: Form and substance in labour market policies, Orly Lobel; Lawyers using rights discourse in an internet community: challenging and redefining gender discrimination in the legal practice, Amanda K. Baumle; Rights as the seeds of regulation in UK land-use planning, Tola Amodu. Part 2 Complementarities Between Rights and Regulation: Taxing prejudice: non-constitutional approaches to the problem of minority rights, Anders Walker; Doing good business or just doing good: competing human rights frameworks at the World Bank, Galit A. Sarfaty; Regulatory rights: emergent indigenous peoples' rights as a locus of global regulation, Erik Larson. Part 3 Politics and Ideologies: Hybrid Dialectics of Rights and Regulation: Dancing in New York City: the cabaret law, alternative cultures and neoliberal urbanism, Laam Hae; Rights and regulation in Bush's America: or, how the new right learned to stop worrying and love equal rights, Jeffrey R. Dudas; Rights as regulation: the integration of development and human rights, Sundhya Pahuja; Bibliography; Index.