Human Rights and Free Trade in Mexico

Human Rights and Free Trade in Mexico : A Discursive and Sociopolitical Perspective

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This book demonstrates how human rights instruments and values have brought different movements together in the struggle against free trade. Estevez employs a specifically Latin American definition of human rights, thus challenging Eurocentric and Western more

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  • Electronic book text | 288 pages
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • 023061261X
  • 9780230612617

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Ariadna Estevez is a Researcher at the Centre for Research on North America, National Autonomous University of Mexico (CISAN-UNAM).show more

Table of contents

Introduction: A Discursive and Sociopolitical Approach to Free Trade and Human Rights * The Neoliberal Paradox: Conservative Economic Change and the Rise of Democratic Politics * The Emergence of Human Rights Discourse in Mexico * The Exhaustion of Transition to Democracy Discourse: Human Rights Discourse Enters Anti-Free Trade Struggles * Constructing Free Trade Worldviews with Human Rights Discourse * The Construction of Identities and Specific Agendas with Human Rights Discourse * Articulating Anti-Free Trade Struggles with Human Rights Discourse * Conclusionsshow more