The Realisation of economic, social and cultural rights and economic globalisation in the Third World

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Abstract

The contemporary international discourse over the nexus between human rights and economic globalisation is the subject-matter of this article, It debunks their complementarity in the third world where economic globalisation violates more human rights than it protects. Resource and institutional constraints in many third world states and the pursued economic policies of global institutions predicate the third worlds circumscribed presence in global economic activities. Most third world states can hardly withstand the challenges of economic globalisation which has exposed them to new political risks and economic dislocation. These states now encounter a steady erosion of their sovereign competence and ability to act as providers of public welfare and economic social and cultural rights for their own people. Third world states lack enough clout and developed states lack political will to address the problem. Amidst this predicament the article underscores the potential for global activism and alliance for human rights in rendering the global corporate culture human rights friendly.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-25
Number of pages8
JournalHuman rights global focus
Volume1
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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