Globalization and Human Rights

Challenges and Answers from a European Perspective

  • Jesús Ballesteros
  • Encarnación Fernández Ruiz-Gálvez
  • Pedro Talavera

Part of the Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice book series (IUSGENT, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Human Rights: Soft Threats

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Francesco Biondo
      Pages 27-49
    3. Jorge Cardona Llorens
      Pages 51-72
  3. Human Rights: Hard Threats

  4. European Union as a Referent for Peace and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Francesco Viola
      Pages 159-177
    3. Pedro Talavera
      Pages 205-239
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 241-247

About this book


Globalisation turns out to be untenable because it does not guarantee minimum social equity, peace and respect for the environment, and therefore does not guarantee the effective accomplishment of human rights. This book analyzes this issue and raises proposals for a new perspective. The first part describes the soft threats to human rights, derived from the devaluation of the politics and the productive economy with regard to the finance. It entails the concealment of the reality in the shape of exploitation as the tax havens and in the shape of marginalization of the persons with different abilities. The second part include a study of hard threats to human rights and examines two cases of failed states: Afghanistan and Somalia, in which the violence has supplanted the politics and the economy. In view of these situations it is necessary to rethink the force of classic ius gentium and the humanitarian right. The third part presents the European Union as a legal and political space in which conditions of a worthy life are better defended by means of the Primacy of Practical Reason and Social State of Law, and by the requirement of peace as the main rule of international relations.



Afghanistan Capital Markets Regulation EU Ecologization Economic Crisis Economy European Union European Way Exploitation Financialization Global Justice Globalization Human Rights Human Rights Violations Human Security IMF International Monetary Fund Peace Peace and Development Preventive Peace Social State of Law Somalia Sustainability Sustainable Development World Bank

Editors and affiliations

  • Jesús Ballesteros
    • 1
  • Encarnación Fernández Ruiz-Gálvez
    • 2
  • Pedro Talavera
    • 3
  1. 1.Campus Tarongers, Philosophy of LawUniversity of ValenciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2., Philosophy of LawUniversity of ValenciaValenciaSpain
  3. 3., Philosophy of LawUniversity of ValenciaValenciaSpain

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