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Drawing on detailed archival research on the parallel histories of human rights and neoliberalism, author Jessica Whyte uncovers the place of human rights in neoliberal attempts to develop a moral framework for a market society.  

In the wake of the Second World War, neoliberals saw demands for new rights to social welfare and self-determination as threats to “civilisation”.  Yet, rather than rejecting rights, they developed a distinctive account of human rights as tools to depoliticise civil society, protect private investments and shape liberal subjects.  

Publisher: Verso

Year published: 2019

Book type: Paperback, 288 pages

Dimensions: 233mm x 59mm


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