The Global New Deal: Economic and Social Human Rights in World Politics (Google eBook)

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Jan 15, 2010 - Political Science - 364 pages
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Global human suffering in the twenty-first century seems bitterly entrenched, with almost half of the world's people remaining impoverished and over 26,000 children dying daily from preventable causes. This powerful and empowering text offers a way forward, presenting a realistic roadmap for enhanced benevolent global governance with practical, workable solutions to mass poverty. Now fully updated, including new chapters, The Global New Deal outlines the legal responsibilities for all institutions, organizations, and states under international law to respect, protect, and fulfill economic and social human rights. William F. Felice focuses on seven key areas: the dynamics within international political economy that contribute to economic inequality and create human suffering, the U.N.'s approach to economic and social human rights, the priority of ecosystem protection within all development strategies, the degree of racial bias prevalent in global economics, the relationship between gender equality and economic growth, the impact of military spending on human development, and the importance for the United States to adopt a human-rights approach to poverty alleviation. Arguing for a "global new deal," a set of international and national public policy proposals designed to protect the vulnerable and end needless suffering, this book provides a viable direction for structural reform to protect those left behind by the global economy.
  

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Contents

The Elimination of World Poverty
1
There Are Alternatives
13
Chapter 02 International Political Economy and Economic and Social Human Rights
27
Chapter 03 The United Nations and Economic and Social Human Rights
73
Chapter 04 The Environment and Economic and Social Human Rights
125
Chapter 05 Race and Economic and Social Human Rights
157
Chapter 06 Gender and Economic and Social Human Rights
179
Chapter 07 Military Spending and Economic and Social Human Rights
205
A Contrast with Europe
233
Chapter 09 The Global New Deal
257
09_657 z1 Notesindd
289
Index
333
About the Author
345
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William F. Felice is professor of international relations and global affairs at Eckerd College.

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