Zoekopdracht: subjects: "Social and Political Change"
|Titel||We are the world? : global citizenship and its limits|
|Serietitel||SID-NL Lecture Series 2010-2011 : “Global values in a changing world” : synergy of state and society in a globalized world|
|Organisatie||SID NL - Society for International Development Netherlands Chapter|
|Onderwerp||Social and Political Change|
|Trefwoorden||globalization, human rights|
|Samenvatting||Human rights activists argue that, with respect to rights and obligations at least, we are already global citizens. For them alleviating ‘distant suffering’ is not a matter of charity, but of justice. In terms of the principles underlying human rights, including socio-economic rights, individuals are the bearers of specific, detailed entitlements in international law. But this construction of global citizenship is complicated in practice by the fact that, while individuals are the bearers of human rights, it is principally states that are obliged to guarantee them. This has two consequences for universalising human rights: firstly, the value of human rights is almost invariably constructed in nationalist terms – of various different kinds; secondly, obligations to respect human rights are undertaken by states that are fundamentally unequal in terms of economic, social and political resources. Global citizenship is still a long way off, and requires fundamental transformations in international and national political structures and cultural meanings, just to meet existing human rights standards.|
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