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Law, Infrastructure and Human Rights By Michael B. Likosky (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)

Law, Infrastructure and Human Rights
by Michael B. Likosky (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)

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This book looks at privatized international infrastructure projects, law and human rights. It further distinguishes itself through its diverse and topical case studies, focusing on post-war Iraq, terrorism, indigenous rights, European Union expansion and urban poverty.
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Law, Infrastructure and Human Rights by Michael B. Likosky (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)

From attacks on oil infrastructure in post-war reconstruction Iraq to the laying of gas pipelines in the Amazon Rainforest through indigenous community villages, infrastructure projects are sites of intense human rights struggles. Many state and non-state actors have proposed solutions for handling human rights problems in the context of specific infrastructure projects. Solutions have been admired for being lofty in principle; however, they have been judged wanting in practice. This book analyzes how human rights are handled in varied contexts and then assesses the feasibility of a common international institutional solution under the auspices of the United Nations to the alleged problem of the inability to translate human rights into practice.

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Law, Infrastructure and Human Rights Reviews


'The writing is excellent, the topics segue seamlessly and the author is obviously awash with passion for and knowledge of the subject. ... the book has immense aspirational value. Whether or not Likosky's optimistic HRU ever makes the quantum leap from ideal to institution in fact, Law, Infrastructure and Human Rights will set the panoply of infrastructure project stakeholders thinking more closely about convergence of norms in this area. And that, surely, can only be a good thing.' Journal of Law and Society

About Michael B. Likosky (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)


Michael B. Likosky holds a D. Phil from Oxford University, a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and a B.A. from Vassar College. He is currently the Lecturer in International Economic Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. His teaching areas include law and globalization, international economic law, contracts, and public international law. He has published three books on law and globalization: The Silicon Empire (2005); (ed.) Transnational Legal Processes (Cambridge, 2002); and (ed.) Privatising Development (2005).

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; Part I. Framework: 2. Transnational public-private partnerships; 3. Human rights risks; Part II. Case Studies: 4. Iraq; 5. Anti-terrorism; 6. Banks; 7. EU enlargement; 8. Anti-poverty; 9. Towards a human rights unit; Bibliography.

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GOR009375607
Law, Infrastructure and Human Rights by Michael B. Likosky (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)
Michael B. Likosky (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)
Law in Context
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2006-10-30
242
0521676886
9780521676885
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