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Sustainability of Rights after Globalisation

Sustainability of Rights after Globalisation

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July 2011 | 280 pages | SAGE India
Sustainability of Rights after Globalisation is the result of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)-supported research program, 'Globalisation and Sustainability of Rights'. The thrust of this volume is on various concerns of globalization and its interface with rights.

The book talks about the interconnectedness of globalization with social and economic systems and how links develop with reference to both polity and common people's movements. The book provides a new way of understanding the constitution of rights with the help of micro-histories drawn from diverse fields, such as environmental rights, law, information, and labor studies in India.

The book examines how rights have been redefined in this era of globalization and how India is still plagued by the constant tension between 'social' yearning for democratic values and 'economic' competition for unhindered profits.

Ishita Dey
How Equal Is Common? Common Property Resources and Local Institutions

Suha Priyadarshini Chakravorty
Forest Rights Act and Polemics of Correcting Historical Injustices

Madhuresh Kumar
Globalisation and Justice: Fait Accompli or Choice

Ashok Agrwaal
Right to Information as a Means of Mass Persuasion

Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury
Globalisation and Right to Information

Sibaji Pratim Basu
Labour Out-flow and Labour Rights

Swati Ghosh
Negotiating Rights: The Case of a Special Economic Zone

Ishita Dey
Globalisation, Rights and Economics: Jean Dreze in Conversation with Ranabir Samaddar Postscript

Jean Dreze and Ranabir Samaddar
Rights after Globalisation

Ranabir Samaddar



The book throws up pertinent questions like how equal is a commoner and how local hold over common property resources have transformed after privatisation and enactment of liberal laws.

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Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury

Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury is Professor at the Department of Political Science, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, and member, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group. He is known for his work on international political theory, politics of globalisation, democracy, rights and justice in South Asia. His recent publications include Indian Autonomies: Keywords and Key Texts (co-edited with Ranabir Samaddar and Samir Kumar Das, 2005) and Internal Displacement in South Asia: The Relevance of UN’s Guiding Principles (co-edited with Paula Banerjee and Samir Kumar Das, 2005). More About Author

Ishita Dey

Ishita Dey is currently working with Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group as a Research Associate. She is known for her work on Cooper’s Camp and she is also a member of the editorial board of Refugee Watch Online. More About Author

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