By Tony Evans
(Pluto Press) Argues that globalization weakens often held assumptions in regards to the improvement and implementation of human rights, pointing out that because the price of the industry grows, the price of human rights decreases. Stresses that the political economic system offers how you can alert society of hazards, if human rights are taken heavily. Hardcover, softcover additionally to be had.
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In recent years a branch of theory closely related to international society theory has received wide interest (Evans & Wilson 1992). Manifestations of international cooperation are characterized as international regimes, understood as sets of principles, norms, rules and decision-making procedures accepted by states as a guide for international action in a given issue-area of international relations (Krasner 1983). Although theorists argue that international regimes are best understood as institutions, and are therefore concerned with the customs and habits found in social life, they are often closely associated with international organizations charged with the task of overseeing the conduct of states in relation to their obligations under international law.
This privileged position allows the hegemon to promote its moral preferences as value-free, neutral, impartial and objective: as ‘common-sense’ values that serve the interests of all states and peoples, not merely those of the hegemon (Gramsci 1996). As argued in Chapter 1, according to Realists, ‘hegemonic logic’ determines that even issues that pay no respect to territorial boundaries, like human rights and environmental degradation, must be subordinated to the interests of the hegemon. The enduring and unchanging quality of the Realists’ world of international relations, which emphasizes power, self-interest and anarchy, raises important questions about existing forms of cooperation and rule-governed behaviours that, at first sight, appear to deny the self-seeking activities of states.
The model promotes states and not individuals, governments not persons, order not rights, compliance not justice. It insists that rulers be permitted to exercise whatever amount of coercion is necessary to politically control their subjects. (Tes´on 1992: 101) One further assumption made by proponents of international society should also be mentioned. This argument asserts that human rights issues are now so high on the international political agenda that no state can afford to ignore questions of rights in its foreign policy.