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What do equality, dignity and rights mean in a world where eight men own as much wealth as half the world's population? Contesting World Order? Socioeconomic Rights and Global Justice Movements examines how global justice movements have engaged the language of socioeconomic rights to contest global institutional structures and rules responsible for contributing to the persistence of severe poverty. Drawing upon perspectives from critical international relations studies and the activities of global justice movements, this book evaluates the 'counter-hegemonic' potential of socioeconomic rights discourse and its capacity to contribute towards an alternative to the prevailing neo-liberal 'common sense' of global governance.

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'The greatest strength of this book is its breadth of coverage and the wealth of material that is presented without any loss of depth. It provides a comprehensive summary of the legal issues at play for the disappearing small island community and is in that regard a useful reference point for further research in the field.'

Katrina Peake Source: Human Rights Law Review

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