The Global New Deal

Economic and Social Human Rights in World Politics

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Close to half of humanity–2.8 billion people–barely survive on less than $2 a day. The less developed countries often face economic deprivation caused not by state action or inaction, but by the global economic system itself. In addition, basic human rights as guaranteed by international law defined by the United Nations are violated daily. The Global New Deal investigates six key areas central to the achievement of economic and social human rights: the international political economy, the UN, ecosystem protection, racial bias, gender equality, and military spending. The author then introduces what he calls the “global new deal,” a set of international policy proposals designed to protect the vulnerable and end needless suffering. These structural reforms provide a viable means by which to safeguard social and economic human rights for all.

“In this groundbreaking book, William Felice demonstrates the necessity of approaching human rights in its full complexity, and how a comprehensive approach to the subject may bring about real change for people suffering from severe human rights violations.” – Sigrun I. Skogly, Lancaster University Law School

“Felice offers a systematic analysis of pertinent data informed by human rights theory that, in turn, yields positive recommendations at the end of each chapter and, taken collectively, “a new global deal” to effectively promote economic and social human rights. Research tied to relevance and compassion at its academic best. *Summing Up:* Highly Recommended.” – Choice — 2nd Edition

“The central value of the volume is its discussion of the variety of existing institutions and laws that potentially can be harnessed to address global poverty.” – Choice – 1st Edition

“This book amounts to that rare beast: an intelligent text that, as it informs, makes an interesting argument of its own. It also advances a set of specific proposals that could inspire lively class discussion and debate.” – Michael J. Smith, Sorensen Professor of Political and Social Thought, University of Virginia

“Through knowledge and imagination, solid evidence and insightful analysis, William Felice demonstrates that a global new deal is a viable alternative to the untenable status quo. He shows how getting there is a well-informed, deliberate process of ‘globalization from below,’ not a jump of faith! This book is a valuable resource for scholars and students of international relations and human rights, and an inspiring and empowering challenge to practitioners, local activists, and global citizens everywhere.” – Abdullahi A. An-Na’Im, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law, Emory University

“Felice’s well-conceived proposals for enhanced benevolent global governance offer the only practical solutions to the social cancer of mass poverty, which is undermining world stability. His proposals are likely to dominate the ongoing debate concerning the means for achieving a more humane and sustainable globalization.” – Maurice Williams, former assistant secretary-general, United Nations

Review from Yale Human Rights & Development Law Journal

Review from Choice

Review from Millennium: Journal of International Studies

Review from Human Rights and Human Welfare