Power and Subjectivity

The special edition of the journal Third World Quarterly on ‘the power of human rights/the human rights of power’, considers the question of duality of human rights in a neo-liberalism context. Here, social and political practices represent realities as to how the interplay of power and subjectivity plays a role in, for example, deducting complex realities into a human rights language or disconnecting rights talks from actual contexts of struggles.

The 14 articles published in the issue are structured into these interesting themes: subject and struggles; rights, state and borders; power, privilege and change; and, politicisation and depoliticisation.

Some of them are:

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