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Description - The Morals of the Market: Human Rights and the Rise of Neoliberalism by Jessica Whyte

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781786633118
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Verso Books
Publisher: Verso Books
Publish Date: 5-Nov-2019
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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