THE GLOBAL GOVERNANCE OF HUMAN RIGHTS UNDER NEOLIBERALISM

Diego Giannone

Abstract


The article aims to analyse the transformation in the global governance of human rights under neoliberalism. Specifically, the work describes how the paradigm shift occurred over the seventies, from welfarism to neoliberalism, delegitimized social rights as a crucial component of human rights. While the lack of instruments for measuring social rights is mainly attributed to methodological reasons, the study stresses the political and ideological reasons that caused a delegitimization of social rights, as well as the hegemonic role of neoliberalism and its theory of human rights in this process. The article proves the neoliberal governance of human rights both in the United Nations’helplessness and states’ reluctance to implement social rights. The conclusion stresses the strategic role of measurement for the persistence of neoliberal paradigm.

Keywords


Human Rights, Neoliberalism, Measurement, Global Governance, United Nations.

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