A World Made New: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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Random House, 2001 - 333 páginas
The deep economic recession that has occurred in all major sectors of the U.S. and global economy is a manifestation of the underlying contradictions of the capitalist system that has resulted in the accumulation of vast fortunes on one side and impoverishment, debt, and destitution on the other. In short, the crisis of global capitalism is the result of the immense disparities in wealth and income and a consequent widening gap between capital and labor.This ground-breaking book brings together a team of experts on the contemporary global capitalist political economy who are able to shed light on the inner workings of global capitalism and the capitalist globalization process that has led to the growth and development of capitalism from the national to the global level, with all its fundamental internal dynamics and contradictions operating on a world scale. It will make an important contribution to understanding the underlying causes of the current global economic crisis and show the way out of this crisis by way of a powerful critique of the global capitalist system that will ultimately go through a major economic, political, and social transformation.Analysis of the global capitalist crisis raises questions regarding the process of capitalist globalization, especially now that neoliberal economic policies have failed. Does this signal the end of capitalist globalization and the collapse of the global capitalist system? This book will take up these questions and entertain the possibility of a new beginning in the global political economy through an analysis of the next period of post-capitalist developments worldwide that may set the stage for the rise of socialism across the globe.
 

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Crítica de los usuarios  - dono421846 - LibraryThing

Strong account of the drafting of the UDHR. Glendon is not by training an historian, so at moments she drops the necessary tone and perspective with jarring asides, but otherwise it is a consistently methodical description. Readable, informative, well documented. Highly recommended. Leer comentario completo

A WORLD MADE NEW: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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A worthy review of the history and impact of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights, "the polestar of an army of international human rights activists." Glendon (Law/Harvard Univ.; A ... Leer comentario completo

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A Philosophical Investigation
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Late Nights in Geneva
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In the Eye of the Hurricane
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Autumn in Paris
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Universality Under Siege
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The Declaration Today
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Notes
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Appendices
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The Secretariats June 1947 Draft Humphrey Draft
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The June 1947 Draft Revised by the Full Commission
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The December 1948 Third Committee Draft
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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
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The Declaration of Interdependence
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The Deep Freeze
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Photo and Illustration Credits
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Mary Ann Glendon is Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard University. She led the Vatican delegation to the Beijing Women's Rights conference in 1995, the first woman ever to lead a Vatican delegation, and has been featured on Bill Moyers's World of Ideas. She is the author of Rights Talk; A Nation under Lawyers; Comparative Legal Traditions (a classic textbook on international law); Abortion and Divorce in Western Law, winner of the Scribes Book Award; and The Transformation of Family Law, winner of the Order of the Coif Prize, the legal academy's highest award for scholarship. She lives in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

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