This chapter situates the empirical findings and the theoretical arguments presented in the book within the larger discussion on human rights consequences of financial crises. The chapter asserts that the deterioration in the economic rights of women during financial crises in low-income countries could best be understood in the context of the conflict over how the burden of financial meltdown is distributed across socioeconomic groups in heterogeneous society. It also draws attention to the role democratic participation can play in improving government’s respect for basic human rights during systemic banking crises. By way of conclusion, the chapter underscores the importance of human rights during financial crises.
KeywordsHuman rights Financial crisis Women’s economic rights Physical integrity rights Low-income countries
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