The Political Economy of Human Rights Enforcement: Moral and by I. Manokha

By I. Manokha

This e-book examines humanitarian interventions within the post-Cold warfare period in the context of the advance of worldwide capitalism. It argues that safeguard of human rights is a noble notion and it's always our responsibility to take advantage of strength to uphold those rights. even though, Ivan Manokha exhibits that in the context of the late-modern international characterized via a world type of capitalism such makes an attempt to advertise and shield human rights have an accidental outcome of contributing to the perpetuation of poverty and poverty-related difficulties because of the functioning of the worldwide political financial system.

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The relationship of inequality and exploitation between the propertied classes and peasants was cemented by an ideology in the negative sense which assumed a religious form. As Larrain observes, the rationalization of personal dependence is found in a sacred order which is revealed by God and which, therefore, cannot be questioned by man. Personal dependence upon, and loyalty to, the landlord is spontaneously expressed in the ideological submission to God, from which all subordination is modelled (Larrain, 1983, p.

Secondly, they categorically separate the practice of humanitarian intervention from the economy and reduce all explanations to the level of agents, that is, states, and their interests. The Realist argument that states use human rights to achieve national interests, even if it may have been the case, does not tell us much about human rights nor about their enforcement. Realists do not tell us why it is the notion of human rights and not some other concept that is used, and what the implications are of this – in particular of the fact that respect for mainly negative individual rights is equated with freedom and justice – for the developing global order.

126–7). Today the Pluralist/Solidarist debate is associated mainly with Robert Jackson and Nicholas Wheeler. Jackson’s has been called ‘the most comprehensive contemporary restatement of Bull’s argument’ (J. Williams, 2002, p. 4). Jackson maintains that the weakening of the non-intervention principle in pursuit of cosmopolitan normative goals, such as the protection and promotion of human rights, risks conflict with states where such ideas are not accepted, and the needs of order should be placed above the pursuit of justice should that pursuit conflict with the core tenets of international society ( Jackson, 2000, pp.

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