Book Talk: Samuel Moyn’s “Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World”

Professor Kerry Rittich, Jeremy Perelman, and Robert Wai


Human rights is now established as the universal language of social justice including across realms of international law and global governance. But in an era in which concerns about economic inequality take centre stage, there are pressing questions about how well ‘the last utopia’ advances claims rooted in distributive justice. How does the language of human rights shape the forms of equality that we pursue? What accounts for the parallel rise of human rights and market-centered governance? What role has human rights played in collective aspirations for solidarity, especially in the Global South? What should we expect now as social activists use human rights in their economic struggles with states, international institutions, and private actors? Samuel Moyn’s recent book, Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World, provides an occasion to reflect anew on the history and context of human rights and its place in struggles for economic justice.

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Event details
Vendredi, 7 Décembre, 2018 - 12:30 - 14:30
Sciences Po Law School, 13 rue de l’université, 75007 Paris, Room 410T
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