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A Powerless Companion: Human Rights in the Age of Neoliberalism

@article{Moyn2014APC,
  title={A Powerless Companion: Human Rights in the Age of Neoliberalism},
  author={Samuel Moyn},
  journal={Law and contemporary problems},
  year={2014},
  volume={77},
  pages={147-169}
}
  • Samuel Moyn
  • Published 22 September 2014
  • Political Science
  • Law and contemporary problems
I INTRODUCTION It is increasingly common to claim that international human rights law is a neoliberal phenomenon. And certainly the common timing is right: the human rights revolution and the victory of market fundamentalism have been simultaneous. In an important new essay, Marxist international lawyer Susan Marks compares Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine with my own recent history of international human rights, which emphasizes the 1970s as the moment of breakthrough for their ascent. Both… 

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