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The Morals Of The Market 'Human Rights and the Rise of Neoliberalism' - Jessica Whyte


The fatal embrace of human rights and neoliberalism.


Drawing on detailed archival research on the parallel histories of human rights and neoliberalism, 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.

The Morals Of The Market - Jessica Whyte

  • Paperback

    ISBN:    9781786633118
    Publisher:    Verso Books
    Pub date:    05 Nov 2019
    Language:    English
    Number of pages:    278

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